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Maura Moynihan

Thailand: A Ramakien for King’s Day

The 20th century was a disaster for Buddhism, as millions in Asia were slaughtered by communist regimes.

15 Dec 2017 12:33 AM

Dance, theatre, jazz mark final adieu to Thais’ King of Hearts

Phra Meru, the celestial vessel, gleamed in the twilight haze as Lord Indra withheld the rain.

02 Nov 2017 2:33 AM

Thais to bid Bhumibol farewell amid replica of Vedic universe

Next week hundreds of musicians and dancers will enact King Bhumibol’s favourite episodes of Khon, the royal masked dance of the Ramakien.

23 Oct 2017 12:32 AM

For Thais, a year of mourning for a much-loved King will end today

On the evening of October 5, I went to the Grand Palace for the last day for mourners to bid farewell to the King.

13 Oct 2017 12:23 AM

Seeds of India in the rich soil of Thai magic and folklore

Songkran derives from the Sanskrit word Samkranti, ‘astrological passage’, which denotes transformation.

19 Apr 2017 1:23 AM

A fitting tribute to Thailand’s much-loved King Bhumibol

Buddhism, India’s gift to Thailand, and to the world, once more reveals its phenomenal power of adaptation in the 21st century.

06 Feb 2017 12:51 AM

Grief unites Thailand as it honours late King Bhumibol

Thai newspapers are running out of stock, printing special editions with archival photographs.

25 Nov 2016 2:01 AM