A friend of mine is moving from Bangkok to Shanghai next month. To her surprise, the company is extending her pollution compensation of 3,000 euros (Bt110,000) to cover her two-year contract.
It caught me by surprise when Channel 3 began airing "Sud Kaen Saen Rak" (Blinded by Love and Hate) recently.
Former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij should be commended for his devotion. As chairman of the Democrat Party's policy unit, he has proved that his eyes and ears are open to every nuance of national policy.
During any long holiday period we get endless news reports on traffic conditions, particularly on jammed roads leading to the north and the northeast.
Scenes from Nepal this weekend were heart-wrenching - the massive quake had flattened buildings and historical sites, while locals and tourists had to find shelter outdoors for fear of structures collapsing on them in the aftershocks.
Let me start with a brief conversation I overheard between two young men.
Bombarded by news of conflicts at home and overseas, one question is echoing in my head: Why is it so hard for people to live together peacefully?
The annual book fair returned last week and, as in previous years, it came with new statistics on reading. The Chulalongkorn University study delivered a few surprises, especially for those who stick to the old assumption that "Thais don't...
The Supreme Court's decision last week to order former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to stand trial on May 19 over her government's rice-pledging scheme was not unexpected. But rather than feeling sorry for her or satisfied with her...
As a homeowner, I was delighted last week when Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha put a brake on plans to make owners of houses worth more than Bt3 million pay full tax.