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  • LIFE

    Filthy rich, and loving it

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 10/08/2015

    » Days of back-breaking labour in the desolate boonies, farming for their lives, is a stale cliché concerning the Chinese. Women are no longer under some ring of patriarchal oppression and they contemptuously shun haute couture dresses bedecked with phoenix and dragon embroidery. This is a new and brave China we are talking about -- they are not just crazy rich -- they are China Rich, as Kevin Kwan's second book title aptly coins it. 

  • OPINION

    The kids are all right

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 28/10/2018

    » <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> is no slapped-together concert song. It wasn't made, so much as crafted. The accusatory lyrics are set against the shameful, hovering background of the 1976 dictators' massacre at Thammasat University. The rap song's finale brings the background image of the hanged, beaten student to the front of the picture, before fading out to the hopeful message, "All people unite".

  • TECH

    Surprisingly, your personal data isn't safe with Facebook

    Life, James Hein, Published on 10/10/2018

    » Facebook has been in the news recently having large numbers of public profiles harvested by marketing conglomerates. Estimates from this incident alone range from 50 to 90 million users and there may be a lot more. The "more" part comes from the user search and account recovery features that may have been abused to scrape up to 2 billion or more accounts. In other words, if you are on Facebook and have any kind of public profile someone has more info on you than you might like. The feature has since been turned off but not before a lot of information went to the marketers.

  • OPINION

    Public starts to reject our abnormalities

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 29/10/2018

    » The rap song with music video <i>Prathet Ku Mee</i> (My Country's Got It) by a rapper group called Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD) has truly sent shockwaves into our society, with views surpassing surpassing 12 million in a very short time.

  • BUSINESS

    Hindu women pursue equality in matters of death

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 01/10/2018

    » When Namita Bhattacharya Kaul, the foster daughter of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, lit his funeral pyre in Delhi in August, she sent a message to Indians at large and Hindu society in particular.

  • BUSINESS

    Myanmar business mood darkens amid Rakhine outrage

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 24/09/2018

    » Myanmar is stepping up efforts to attract foreign investment and spur economic development. A diplomatic offensive to improve the country's tarnished international image is part of the campaign, but western companies are not being swayed.

  • LIFE

    Nothing standard about it

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 07/09/2018

    » Having worked as the assistant of hospitality for trailblazer Barry Sternlicht when the Starwood empire was just getting launched, Amar Lalvani was right at the birth of the whole "cool lifestyle hotel" movement as it came into fruition 20 years ago. "I was there since the beginning and I loved it," the California-born hotelier recalls. "I didn't seek it, but when I saw it, it encapsulated everything I liked to do so I just stuck with it."

  • LIFE

    A master storyteller, heir to the greats and entirely sui generis

    Life, Published on 20/07/2018

    » In a famous Hindu parable, three blind men encounter an elephant for the first time and try to describe it, each touching a different part. "An elephant is like a snake," says one, grasping the trunk. "Nonsense; an elephant is a fan," says another, who holds an ear. "A tree trunk," insists a third, feeling his way around a leg.

  • LIFE

    Mozart masterclass at the TCC

    Life, Published on 19/08/2014

    » Over the past four decades, violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky, now 60, has built up a reputation as one of classical music's elite virtuosos and has been consistently engaged to perform with the world's very finest orchestras from Berlin to Chicago, from Vienna to St Petersburg.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    I’m “phrai”, not “amataya”

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 18/02/2012

    » He has an elite position, but he is not a member of the elite [amataya], Deputy Agriculture Minister Nattawut Saikuar insists.

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