IF ANYTHING could make Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the disaster-stricken utility, more unpopular, it is the prospect of a sweltering summer without enough electricity to keep the air-conditioners running.
As scholars of Thai Studies located outside the country, we have watched with deepening apprehension as the space for the free exchange of ideas has dwindled in Thailand since the 19 September 2006 coup. This constriction of thought and speech has intensified since the violence of April-May 2010, wi
I’m sure many others have written about this. The topic is just so hard to resist. I have wanted to write about Thai nicknames for a long time but never got around to… until now. I kept hearing weirder and weirder nicknames bestowed on the poor Thai kids—well, perhaps not all ‘poor’ in the sense the