Browsing All posts tagged under »freelance journalist bangkok«

Sublime in Samui

September 3, 2015


REENA KARIM heads to Koh Samui for the first time and where better to stay than at the memorable Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam. My plane was preparing for landing and slowly descended towards the island. In a dramatic fashion, curtains of clouds parted ways and revealed lush tropical vegetation, emerald peaks of varied elevations, and crystal clear waters with specs of […]

Courting Controversy

June 26, 2015


Writer, and former journalist with CNN-IBN, Amrita Tripathi on her second novel, The Sibius Knot, and urban India. By Reena Karim When Amrita Tripathi was included in the line-up of authors who participated in ‘Words on Water’ literary event a part of the Festival of India in Thailand, she was introduced as the youngest writer on the panel. […]

Pushing the Envylope

December 23, 2014


REENA KARIM speaks to husband and wife team Amit and Bandhna Bajaj about their maiden mobile app project called Envylope. The tradition of giving and receiving envelopes with money during holidays and special occasions is nothing new for us Asians. But if you have ever been the recipient of more than a handful of these you are well aware of the inconveniences that […]

Fashion Forward

December 22, 2014


Vilasinee ‘Shalini’ Singhsachathet balances personal and professional relationships and takes the Jaspal brand into the future. BY REENA KARIM “I have always known I was going to join the family business,” Vilasinee ‘Shalini’ Singhsachathet says as  she gives me a tour of the pattern room at the Jaspal headquarters on Sukhumvit Soi 66. We pause for a few minutes […]

The Good Ol’ Days of Cricket

September 5, 2014


Enthusiasts and athletes share their fondest memories of India’s favourite sport. By Reena Karim Even though it is not the official national sport, cricket brings the most amount of excitement and has the biggest fan following compared to any other sport in India. In recent years, however, it has been marred by match and spot-fixing scandals, making it difficult to truly rejoice […]

On a Welcoming Note

June 17, 2014


India’s newest Ambassador to Thailand Harsh Vardhan Shringla discusses the Thai-Indian community, his career in the foreign service, and exploring Bangkok on foot. BY REENA KARIM and MRIGAA SETHI During his first public engagement at the reception of India’s 65th Republic Day at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the new Ambassador of India to Thailand welcomed everyone personally. His social secretary Wanpen Intarasuwan stood beside […]