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Vanniya Sriangura

Senior writer and food columnist of Life

Vanniya Sriangura is a senior writer and food columnist of Life.

Vanniya Sriangura
4 Jul 2016

Saving the planet

There's no doubt that the world has completely evolved into a dynamic and hideous platform of consumerism.

4 Jul 2016
7 Mar 2016

It's a Thai dog's life

It's a contradictory atmosphere when it comes to matters of animal welfare in Thailand.

7 Mar 2016 1
13 Jan 2016

Learning tough lessons on the field

Over the past week, there have been two viral video clips that have captured wide public attention and sparked off massive internet outbursts. The first incident occurred right here in Bangkok and is currently making headline news, and involved a fabricated accusation of road rage. The accuser, who backed up his pick-up truck and ran over a mid-sized sedan during a fit of road rage, made up a false report of the incident without knowing his actions had been captured on video.

13 Jan 2016
4 Nov 2015

The social media police are onto you

Two weeks ago, a group of 20 social media bystanders gathered outside the headquarters of a local bank to protest against what they called "an assault on a pregnant woman".

4 Nov 2015
2 Oct 2015

Too much on the plate of consumers

As children, we were taught to eat every single grain of rice on our plate. This was to treasure the hard work of rice farmers, as well as pay respect to rice: our dietary staple and part of our culinary heritage.

2 Oct 2015 1
1 Sep 2015

Disease of the victimised mind

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2009 and have been admitted to hospital twice because of the disease. It was during the time when I was studying for a master's degree in Colorado, in the US. I woke up one morning feeling thoroughly numb from the abdomen down to my toes. I had lost most feeling in both my legs. I couldn't tell whether I was wearing shoes.

1 Sep 2015 1
30 Jul 2015

Child is the father of man

The surfacing of recent vulgar rants by Thai youngsters towards their parents on social media has stirred my frustration. Causes of parental let-down are often the same. These teenagers, mostly from hard up families, believe they are being abused by their parents' inability to provide them with modern-day frills — the latest smartphone model or a motorcycle.

30 Jul 2015
26 Jun 2015

Education isn't everything

Recently I wrote a column about my intentions to pull my son out of the Thai school system to allow him to choose his own learning path.

26 Jun 2015
27 May 2015

The pursuit of knowledge

Lately I've been seriously thinking about pulling my son, now almost 11 years old, out of school. 

27 May 2015 3
23 Apr 2015

Prioritising pleasure above all else

I once witnessed a restaurant employee walk out on her job in the middle of a busy lunch rush simply because her Western boss commented on the quality of her work, which made her unhappy.

23 Apr 2015