Down the alley 

Posted: January 22, 2017 in Thailand
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Away from the main road, a family takes a moment from work. Street vendors don’t appear to be doing well in the city. Not much for them to depend on with the poor economy and the increasing cost of living. 

Little boy of blue 

Posted: January 22, 2017 in Thailand
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Through twisted narrow lanes and swaying shadows, a boy wanders deeper into a Bangkok slum.

Faithful to Reality

Posted: September 28, 2014 in Bangkok
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AKR Zash City of Loss

Life passing by, on wet, slippery roads, sandwiched by old flats with mouldy walls. The working class are usually forgotten in a city such as Bangkok, where urban middle-class fuckery and coupled by their expensive whims take a toll on the struggling population. Bangkok, a colossal city where millions make their home, their livelihood, neglected by the privileged in city hall.

Cost of living is increasing, slowly like an abomination that sucks the aspiration of the people. Rent, petrol, education, and healthcare, such expense that hides the hidden poison of debts. The financial obligation of the individual, her family and to fulfil the basic needs of rights, add to the silence of frustration.

The Thai regime unwillingness to grasp the lessons of the past will further facilitate the hardship of the urban and rural poor. The wheels are set, where even fortune-tellers will not be able to reassure their clients, of the inevitable social meltdown of life.

 

The PDRC retreat

Posted: May 18, 2014 in Thailand
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The PDRC retreat

Days ago, Suthep the messiah of Bangkok social elites, the remnants of a once huge group of ultra royalists and patriots left their Lumpini Park base camp and have planted themselves at the abandoned government buildings. As a result, the soldiers have regrouped, leaving behind their bunkers and sentry posts. Now it seems, Suthep’s days are almost at an end.