The two Isaan folk stories today come from Roi Et and Sakon Nakhon. The lessons from these two tales are clear: Don’t cross the gods and don’t shoot white squirrels.
Our Isaan folk tales series today takes us to Nakhon Phanom in the corner of the Northeast and back west to Sakon Nakhon. Today’s tales recount the stories behind some of the region’s most important temples and lakes.
The Isaan Record29/03/2016
Today, the education system in Northeast Thailand is increasingly geared towards making money. Public schools see opportunity in capitalizing on middle class students, creating economic elitism in education by granting privileges to a small group of selected students, comments guest contributor Natchanon Ongjui.
An open letter by the Human Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) and the Migrant Working Group (MWG) on the government’s draft Act on Trafficking in Persons Procedure Code.
The Isaan Record26/03/2016
Our Isaan folk tales series today takes you to Chaiyaphum and Kalasin for two tales of magical swans and sacred caves. Story 9: The Hunter and the Golden Swan IN THE PROVINCE OF CHAIYAPHUM THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL, LITTLE POND. It is near the mountains and it is filled with water all of the time. […]
The Isaan Record24/03/2016
In our third week of publishing folk tales from Isaan, first published more than half a century ago, we take you to Maha Sarakham for a sad tale of witchery that turns out to be not so sad, and the story of a bad son who turned to religious works to atone for his grievous treatment of his royal parents.
The Isaan Record22/03/2016
Saowanee T. Alexander comments on the case of Ubon Ratchathani Red Shirt leader Phichet Thabutda, who was sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Saowanee T. Alexander22/03/2016
Two literary events in Ubon Ratchathani last week celebrated a budding genre of Thai literature in response to the political turmoil of the past ten years and promoted the voices of Thailand’s literary political dissidents.
The Isaan Record18/03/2016
In its republishing of Isaan folk tales, The Isaan Record moves today north to Nong Khai and south to Khon Kaen with two tales tied to historical events in the metropole of Bangkok. Story 5: Three Buddhas from Laos LONG AGO THE KING OF LAOS HAD THREE BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS. Each of his daughters loved her […]