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    Sowing the seeds of change

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 25/02/2014

    » The government’s rice-pledging scheme was presented as a policy to improve the quality of life of Thai farmers. However, over a period of two years, the scheme has proven to be a failure with more than a million farmers not paid for their harvests, resulting in eight suicides and endless protests, leaving many of them in deep debt. Life speaks to two farmers who left the scheme behind

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    Human trafficking to Exit stage left

    Life, Published on 25/02/2014

    » Top bands from the Asean region and MTV Exit (End Exploitation and Trafficking) will present a free concert promoting awareness of human trafficking in Udon Thani in the middle of next month.

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    Classical music recitals in Chiang Mai, Bangkok

    Life, Published on 25/02/2014

    » French violinist Vadim Tchijik and Japanese viola player Asuka Yamamura will give a duo recital at the AUA Language Centre in Chiang Mai today before heading down to Bangkok to perform at Siam Ratchada Music on Thursday. Both concerts will start at 7.30pm.

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    Award coup led by Thai indie films

    Life, Published on 25/02/2014

    » It was a coup by independent filmmakers at the Thai film industry’s awards night on Sunday when almost all major prizes went to talents working in the margin, leaving the mainstream heavyweights with just a few consolation trophies.

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    Rock the archipelago

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 25/02/2014

    » Indonesian music has been blasting from the World Beat sound system during the past few weeks, mainly from two excellent compilations: Early Popular Music Of Indonesia (Office Sambinha, 2013, Japan) and Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk: 1970-1978 (Now Again Records, USA, 2010).

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    Artistic eyes for Spring 2014

    Life, Noko, Published on 25/02/2014

    » Defining and enhancing eyes with the use of cosmetics dates back to ancient times, when Egyptians used to smear their lids with kohl as part of a religious practice as well as a beauty trend that was even seen on the statues of deities.

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    Tricks for a youthful look

    Life, Noko, Published on 25/02/2014

    » With Korean cuties influencing make-up trends, K-Beauty has joined K-Drama and K-Pop as cultural exports from South Korea. Laneige’s global trainer Cat Koh can’t provide an absolute definition of K-Beauty, but its ultimate goal is to help make women look younger.

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    Thailand and the green revolution

    Life, Published on 25/02/2014

    » Rice has long been at the centre of Thai culture. In the fertile flood plains and deltas as well as upland terraces of modern day Thailand, people have cultivated varieties of rice for nearly 10,000 years. For centuries, Thai households have been organised around rice production. Rice accompanied every meal and most ceremonies and celebrations. Farmers gave thanks to “Mae Phosop”, the Rice Mother. Greeting one another, neighbours called out khin khao rue yang, meaning literally “have you eaten rice yet?”.

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    Siriraj conducts low-risk heart surgery

    News, Published on 25/02/2014

    » Mahidol University's Siriraj Hospital has successfully performed the country's first "Heartmate II" or ventricular assist device surgery on a heart failure patient.

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