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Vasana Chinvarakorn

Freelance journalist

Vasana Chinvarakorn is a freelance journalist/translator, formerly a features writer in the newspaper's Outlook section.

Vasana Chinvarakorn
8 Apr 2021

The Mekong's calling you, Sue Perkins

When my award-winning investigative journalist friend Supara Janchitfah first suggested Sue Perkins' name during our conversation on the Mekong, I thought she was making a joke. Or perhaps being satirical. What could a British comedian hosting a baking contest show contribute to helping locals in Southeast Asia thousands of miles away?

8 Apr 2021 4
The Mekong's calling you, Sue Perkins
2 Oct 2013

From bondage to liberation

Praised for his "unparalleled" role in disseminating the practice of Vipassana, Goenka was a unique pioneer of what is now referred to as lay Buddhism.

2 Oct 2013