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Karnjana Karnjanatawe

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Karnjana Karnjanatawe is a travel writer for Life section.

Karnjana Karnjanatawe
2 Aug 2021

Finding joy in helping others

Two years ago, Banjerd Nualiem opened his first khao kaeng (curry and rice) shop in Nakhon Pathom's Kamphaeng Saen district to offer self-service meals.

2 Aug 2021
Finding joy in helping others
31 May 2021

Make our roads safer

While a campaign to reduce the speed of vehicles on roads to save lives was observed across the world last week, the government of Thailand seems to be moving in the opposite direction.

31 May 2021 21
29 Mar 2021

Driving towards disaster

Starting April 1, the maximum speed limit on highways will change from 90km per hour to 120km per hour. The new policy by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob is not only sending a confusing signal to drivers but is also raising the need for an urgent debate about road safety.

29 Mar 2021 3
14 Sep 2020

You make your own luck in this life

Tham Nakha (Naga Cave), which was unveiled as a new attraction in Phu Langka National Park in Bung Kan province two months ago, was closed indefinitely last week by an order of the Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa.

14 Sep 2020 1
29 Jun 2020

Not time to relax

When the government launched the Thai Chana platform in the middle of March, it expected the app to play an important role after the easing of lockdown measures. However, the assumption was too high as things have turned out differently.

29 Jun 2020 8
20 Apr 2020

Virus has changed our daily routines

Things have changed since the spread of the coronavirus disease over the past few months. Our lives haven't been the same.

20 Apr 2020 1
9 Mar 2020

Politics is like a virus

Two major issues that dominate the front-page news and our attention daily are the outbreak of Covid-19 and the deterioration of the political situation. Somehow both matters share something in common.

9 Mar 2020 2
2 Dec 2019

Growing poison

Sunant Somjak, 58, shook his head in dismay when I mentioned to him the farmers who still want to use hazardous chemicals.

2 Dec 2019 3
Growing poison
23 Sep 2019

The perils of plastic

Last week, I visited Wat Chak Daeng in the Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakan to make merit. Instead of donating cash, food or monk robes, I donated paper boxes, UHT (ultra-high temperature) boxes and a big bag fully loaded with single-use plastic bags that I had collected for two months.

23 Sep 2019 1
22 Jul 2019

Shocking use of pesticides continues

The Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare of Japan recently found pesticide residue in exported durian and other processed products. It issued a warning letter that if Thailand's durian is not safe for the consumer, all durian from the country will be quarantined.

22 Jul 2019