SEA Write Award-winning poet and national artist Naowarat Pongpaiboon, 74, built his name through his meditative works on the topics of society and politics. He’s also been an active participant in the Yellow Shirt movement, but it’s his strong support of the local art scene which recently landed him a seat in The National Legislative Assembly, handpicked by the National Council for Peace and Order.
Farida Laopacharakul, 31, is the founder of The Truemate by Farida dating website. Noticing that not everyone is looking for love, she launched a spin-off, dubbed Buddy Buddy, a friend-rental service. We asked her how it works.
The big news out of the 19th Busan International Film Festival held earlier this month (Oct 2-11) is that we have a handful of exciting Thai independent films to anticipate, from some our most-loved directors.