Giving Alms to Monks

I waited in the dark. It was around 5 am, dawn was a few minutes away. I stood at the wooden makeshift steps at the bank of the river Tha Chin. Gentle and fresh breeze caressed my face and locks. Innocuous clouds were hovering over me wondering what I was up to. Holding my plate I was waiting for two things … the sun to come out and the monks.


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Thainess comes to India

I was invited by Thailand Tourism board to a press conference held at hotel Palladium. It was not a simple press conference but a total Thai experience, if I may say so. Floating market, fruit art, Thai massage, Thai boxing and of course Thai food and Thai sweets & candies. 🙂
Her Excellency Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister for Tourism & Sports, Thailand spoke in length about how they are planning to promote Thainess this year.


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Thai Herbal Compress Luk Prakob

Thai Herbal Compress Luk Prakob

Oh Ah .. here, here… this side…
Have you ever got a Thai massage done? And told the masseur about your pains and stiffness? And then she or he used a warm aromatic bindle (पोटली) or pack to soothe your muscles? Have you ever wondered what does that cloth bindle contain?
Well, I did.


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