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Rina Chandran

From movies to marriage, first Thai transgender MP wants change

17 Apr 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Tanwarin Sukkhapisit's film about life as a transgender father was banned for "violating the moral values of society", it spurred the self-taught filmmaker to join politics - and become Thailand's first transgender member of parliament.

FEATURE-From movies to marriage, first Thai transgender MP wants change

17 Apr 2019

BANGKOK, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Tanwarin Sukkhapisit's film about life as a transgender father was banned for "violating the moral values of society", it spurred the self-taught filmmaker to join politics - and become Thailand's first transgender member of parliament.

Singapore makes room for allotment gardens as urban farming takes root

15 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rain or shine, every day for the past year, Kanti Kagrana walks a short distance from his son's flat to Singapore's HortPark, a national park where he grows chillies, eggplant and spinach in his allotment garden.

Singapore makes room for allotment gardens as urban farming takes root

15 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE, April 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rain or shine, every day for the past year, Kanti Kagrana walks a short distance from his son's flat to Singapore's HortPark, a national park where he grows chillies, eggplant and spinach in his allotment garden.

As drought bites, Thai cities urged to rein in festive water fights

12 Apr 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A worsening drought in parts of Thailand has prompted monks and conservationists to appeal to city dwellers to temper traditional New Year celebrations, which are marked by people throwing large quantities of water at each other in the streets.

As drought bites, Thai cities urged to rein in festive water fights

12 Apr 2019

BANGKOK, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A worsening drought in parts of Thailand has prompted monks and conservationists to appeal to city dwellers to temper traditional New Year celebrations, which are marked by people throwing large quantities of water at each other in the streets.

Hong Kong urged to call time on 'archaic' indigenous land policy

11 Apr 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hong Kong must end a discriminatory land policy that favors indigenous men, land rights campaigners said on Thursday, after a top court upheld a minor law that has long been criticized for exacerbating the city's chronic housing shortage.

Hong Kong urged to call time on 'archaic' indigenous land policy

11 Apr 2019

BANGKOK, April 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hong Kong must end a discriminatory land policy that favours indigenous men, land rights campaigners said on Thursday, after a top court upheld a minor law that has long been criticised for exacerbating the city's chronic housing shortage.

More than 11 million face eviction, displacement as India booms

10 Apr 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 11 million people in India risk being uprooted from their homes and land as authorities build highways and airports and cordon off forests, activists said on Tuesday, undermining a government push to provide housing for all citizens by 2022.

Fishermen turn to maps as India's coasts cleared for tourism, industry

10 Apr 2019

KAATUKUPPAM, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After generations of trawling the same waters, the fishermen on the coast of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India know where to cast a net or park a boat without resorting to signs or GPS maps.

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