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Digital TV should bring freedom but viewers still boxed in
April 8, 2014 1:00 am

Digital TV should bring freedom but viewers still boxed in

Over 30 years ago, I thought my family in Khon Kaen was among the first in Thailand to get a TV set. It was black and white, of course, but we kids had no problem imagining the colours of what we saw on screen.

The illusions clouding Thailand's energy outlook
April 1, 2014 1:00 am

The illusions clouding Thailand's energy outlook

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has hosted media trips to several countries over the past few years.

Office extravagance and the bottom line
March 25, 2014 1:00 am

Office extravagance and the bottom line

Plain or lavishly decorated, an office's decor has nothing to do with the organisations' financial performance.

History is a nightmare - sometimes in 3D
March 18, 2014 1:00 am

History is a nightmare - sometimes in 3D

Comedy, epic, drama, romance, action, sci-fi and more: the choice is almost endless for film-lovers. But enjoyment usually trumps everything - including some precious lessons hidden among the flickering images.

Remind me: Where exactly on Earth are we now?
March 11, 2014 1:00 am

Remind me: Where exactly on Earth are we now?

A drive into the heart of Bangkok last weekend proved a real adventure, a reminder that when law and order is missing, life anywhere in the world can be miserable.

Nothing as cruel as human nature
March 4, 2014 1:00 am

Nothing as cruel as human nature

In the grip of alcohol or drugs, people often damage themselves and others. Many regret it. But what are the factors that lead sober men to deliberately destroy lives?

Legal limbo leaves millions of Myanmar migrants quaking
March 1, 2014 1:00 am

Legal limbo leaves millions of Myanmar migrants quaking

More than 100, 000 Myanmar workers in Thailand now risk exploitation, arrest and deportation, and more will fall into the same situation if Thailand and Myanmar do not act to solve a legal issue, says a non-profit rights organisation.

Amid the stink, traffic and ridiculous prices of marvellous Myanmar
February 25, 2014 1:00 am

Amid the stink, traffic and ridiculous prices of marvellous Myanmar

My patience finally ran out on my third trip to Myanmar. It was mid-2013, when the World Economic Forum on East Asia was being hosted by Nay Pyi Taw.

The land of surprises just next door
February 18, 2014 1:00 am

The land of surprises just next door

I have taken four trips to Myanmar in the past 17 years and here is my conclusion: the country is mesmerising for first-time visitors thanks to its rawness, but as time passes unyielding hardships are making it unattractive.

Social media: marvellous tools that could also be grossly abused
February 11, 2014 1:00 am

Social media: marvellous tools that could also be grossly abused

Recently, Thai Airways International started a unit to specifically deal with social media, mainly Facebook, Twitter and LINE.