The triumph of Donald Trump in the US presidential election was widely unexpected as much as the victory of President Barack Obama in 2008. But its nature and reactions could not be more starkly different.
“I have yet to see a piece of writing, political or non-political, that does not have a slant. All writing slants the way a writer leans, and no man is born perpendicular,” wrote American essayist EB White.
Next week, several groups are planning to commemorate the tragedy of October 6, 1976. Indications suggest a large sum of ”mysterious” money has been made available to finance any group that can organise provocative commemorative projects.
He has been in prison for more than a year. Two weeks ago, he lost the sight in his right eye. When he was finally taken to a state hospital two days’ later, he was told the blindness would be permanent. The doctor informed him it was too late to do anyth
My four-year-old little girl protested hurtfully as I tried to draw a line with a stern look on what she could and could not do with her crayons. She read my sternness as loss of love for her. She put her head on my lap with her little arms tightly wrappe
At this juncture there appears to be no simple and straightforward answer to the question of exactly who perpetrated last week’s spate of bombings. Naturally, conspiracy theories are abundant. Most Thais have settled for a “whoever” attitude when it come
The result of the referendum last week was the declaration of the Thai “silent majority”, unfettered by the lure of money and stifling political sorcery that normally factored in heavily when people went to the polls in previous times. It was a declaratio
Nothing to do with Scandinavian folklore, an Internet troll is a person who sows discord by posting mendacious, inflammatory and spurious messages with the deliberate intent of provoking extreme emotion, or disrupting normal on-topic discussions, for the
On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) will rule on the seven submissions made by the Philippines. One of the submissions is the legality of the nine- (now 10) dash line that encompasses approximately 2,000,000 square kilometres of maritime
In Thailand until recently, monks have been the most revered social group. More than 90 per cent of Thais are Buddhist, and temples, now more than 20,000 in number, have traditionally been the centre of their life, the ultimate source of their inspiration