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    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

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    Beijing plays, Hun Sen dances

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 13/02/2017

    » The ever-contentious One China policy has flared up again, but this time the spark did not ignite over the Taiwan Strait or across the Pacific Ocean. Rather, it was here in Southeast Asia, Cambodia to be specific, when Prime Minister Hun Sen banned the Taiwanese and Tibetan flags.

  • BUSINESS

    Rama connection

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 09/01/2017

    » The Ramayana and Ramakien have long served as reminders of the deep cultural bonds between India and Thailand. Now scholars and other experts on the two epics are looking at ways to use them in the context of cultural and historical, tourism and economic connections between the two countries.

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    Changing US security priorities could spell opportunity for Japan

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/11/2016

    » China's influence on Southeast Asian security will grow, with its diplomatic clout increasing if Donald Trump makes good on promises of less intervention abroad and a concentration on rebuilding the US economy rather than extending its security reach, say experts.

  • BUSINESS

    Lifelong learner

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Thailand may have lost a lot of stature and credibility on the world stage in recent years, but one of the world's most eminent economists believes it is still a country with some impressive social achievements that even developed economies could emulate.

  • BUSINESS

    Good neighbour

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Most people in Thailand know a few things about Cambodia but few understand the country the way Nuttavudh Photisaro does. In a country where many diplomats consider one posting to be enough, he is now on his third, this time representing Thailand as ambassador.

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    World of Wellness

    Asia focus, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Immerse yourself in a milky, floral bath amid soft music, enjoy a massage with aromatic herbal oils to relax your muscles, or open up your pores and rejuvenate your skin in a sauna. The choices are endless in the growing world of wellness spas and resorts. With more than 100 million trips taken every year, wellness tourism is booming in Asia Pacific.

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