November usually brings cooling breezes that are a blessing to Bangkok's summer-scalded inhabitants. This year we waited in vain for the temperature to fall below 30 degrees Celsius and were deluged by rain instead.
A week in Yangon shed a lot of light on the hardships faced by the vast majority of its citizens. Sadly, the daily struggle is unlikely to ease soon no matter who is running the country.
It was the only show in town on Sunday, as huge numbers of people showed up at Yangon's polling stations. The shining eyes reflected voters' eagerness to voice their aspirations for change.
Most top executives at major companies envisage themselves as corporate chiefs. They do, after all, enjoy absolute power and extravagant lifestyles.
Believe it or not, google "TPP" and you get over 82 million hits.
Anyone looking for a detached house in Bangkok is looking at a price tag of at least Bt3 million. And that money will only get you a place in the suburbs, not downtown, which is reserved for condominiums whose units are being sold at over Bt200,000...
When Myanmar opened its doors five years ago, few imagined the country's telecom industry would develop so fast. Now, the entry of two international mobile-phone operators has seen user costs plummet to a level close to Thai rates. The Internet...
In December 2012, a clip was posted on YouTube showing a golden eagle swooping down on a family in a park and snatching a toddler. It caused a wave of concern among parents, even when they didn't know where the footage was taken. Others were...
Last week, Myanmar officials wore big smiles at the official launch of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone.
Nothing is everlasting. Few would argue that the Buddhist teaching is wrong. Religious insight is confirmed by our everyday experience: the only constant is constant change.