Model, Entrepreneur, and Beauty Queen: Tina Khanijou’s Multifaceted Success

Navara Jewelry proudly introduces its founder, Tina Khanijou, an elegant and versatile entrepreneur who recently added the prestigious title of Mrs. India Worldwide 2023 to her impressive list of accomplishments. Last year, Tina made India proud by securing a place in the top 5 at the Mrs. Worldwide 2023 pageant, where she was crowned the 4th runner-up.

Model, Entrepreneur, and Beauty Queen: Tina Khanijou's Multifaceted Success

Tina’s achievements extend beyond the realm of beauty pageants. As the founder of Navara Jewelry, she has established a brand known for its exquisite designs and exceptional craftsmanship. Her entrepreneurial journey is a testament to her dedication and vision.

In addition to her business success, Tina has been making significant waves in the limelight industry. She has modeled for renowned fashion brands, starred in TV commercials for several global brands, and featured in numerous high-profile magazines. These endeavors have gained her widespread recognition as a notable public figure and a source of inspiration for many.

As a proud representative of both India and Thailand, Tina bridges cultures and embodies the spirit of the Thai-Indian community. Her journey is a blend of hard work, passion, and diverse talents, making her a true role model.

Stay tuned for more updates on Tina Khanijou’s latest ventures and achievements by following her on Instagram: @TinaKhanijou.

About Navara Jewelry

Navara Jewelry is renowned for its exquisite designs and exceptional craftsmanship. Founded by Tina Khanijou, the brand offers a diverse range of elegant and timeless pieces that cater to a discerning clientele.

Discover the Allure of Pink Zircon: New Collections at shoprmcgems.com


Introducing the Latest Collection

At shoprmcgems.com, we’re thrilled to unveil the newest additions to the Pink Zircon collection. Whether you’re drawn to the classic elegance of Oval, the timeless beauty of Round, or the unique charm of Pear shapes, the latest offerings promise to captivate your heart and inspire your creativity.

Discover the Allure of Pink Zircon: New Collections at shoprmcgems.com

Metaphysical Insight

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Embrace African Luxury

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Ethical and Sustainable Practices

At shoprmcgems, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical and sustainable practices. Each gemstone is sourced with care and integrity, ensuring not only exceptional beauty but also peace of mind for our customers. We believe in responsible sourcing, which means that every Pink Zircon you purchase from us is not only a stunning piece of nature’s art but also a product of ethical and sustainable efforts.

Let Your Imagination Wander

Feel free to let your imagination wander and embrace the magic of Pink Zircon. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your daily attire or searching for the perfect gemstone to complete your special occasion jewelry, Pink Zircon offers a versatile and enchanting option.

Visit shoprmcgems.com today to explore the full collection and discover the allure of Pink Zircon for yourself. Indulge in the luxurious beauty and metaphysical benefits of this remarkable gemstone, and let it inspire a new chapter in your jewelry journey.

Festivals and Events in Thailand – July 2024

This month sees cultural performances to commemorate the 6th Cycle Birthday Celebration of HM King Rama X, and Buddhist festivals to mark the Asanha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa Day, as well as many other wonderful festivals and events taking place.

Thailand is organising the “Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King’s 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 28th July 2024″ throughout this year. For this month, special cultural performances are scheduled to take place at Sanam Luang in Bangkok.

This month also sees two of the most important Buddhist dates observed, this being Asanha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa Day. In addition, there are numerous events and festivals happening around Thailand – including the Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival 2024 in Loei, the ‘Vijitr’ lighting extravaganza in Ubon Ratchathani and Chon Buri, and the Amazing Beach Life Festival in Rayong, to name a few.

Here is a list of what’s on:

Cultural Performances to commemorate the “Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King’s 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 28th July 2024″
11-15 July 2024
Sanam Luang, Bangkok
12.00-22.00 Hrs.: Exhibition and cultural market in honour of His Majesty the King
16.30-18.30 Hrs.: Cultural performances and local heritage shows
17.30-20.00 Hrs.: Traditional cuisine and cultural heritage demonstrations
18.30-22.00 Hrs.: The illuminated garden in honour of His Majesty the King

Asanha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa Day Celebrations

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2024
17-23 July 2024
Thung Sri Mueang
Ubon Ratchathani

Tak Bat Dok Mai Khao Phansa
19-21 July 2024
Wat Phra Phutthabat
Saraburi

Ayutthaya Aquatic Phansa Festival

20 July 2024
Ban Lat Chado Market, Phak Hai District
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Sukhothai Wien Tien Ta Khan Asanha Bucha Day 2024
20 July 2024
Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai Historical Park
Sukhothai

Korat Candle Procession 2024
20-21 July 2024
Thao Suranari Monument
Nakhon Ratchasima

52nd World’s Only Wien Tien Ceremony on Water, Phayao Lake
20-22 July 2024
Wat Tilok Aram’s Pier and Wat Tilok Aram
Phayao

Other Events and Festivals

Krachiao Flower Fields 2024
June – August 2024
Pa Hin Ngam National Park and Sai Thong National Park
Chaiyaphum

Festival Onzon Chaiyaphum Season 8
8 June – 14 July 2024
27 July – 4 August 2024
Chaiyaphum Municipal Stadium
Chaiyaphum

Lop Buri Sweet Santol Festival
26 June – 7 July 2024
Lop Buri District Office
Lop Buri

Thong Pha Phum Fruit Festival
28 June – 2 July 2024
Vajiralongkorn Dam Helipad Park
Kanchanaburi

Isan Creative Festival 2024 (ISANCF2024)
29 June – 7 July 2024
TCDC Khon Kaen
Khon Kaen

Si Sa Ket Lava Durian Festival 2024
1-7 July 2024
Sports Stadium, Khun Han District
Si Sa Ket

The Local Flavour of Nan
3-5 July 2024
Khuang Noi
Nan

Amazing Food Festival 2024
5-7 July 2024, Phuket
20-22 July 2024, Chiang Mai
10-12 August 2024, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Somthip Music Festival ep.2.1 FUN FAIR FEST
6 July 2024
The 9 Ratchaburi
Ratchaburi

Phaya Sisattanakarat Worship Ceremony 2024
7-13 July 2024
Naga Monument
Nakhon Phanom

Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival 2024
7-9 July 2024
Dan Sai District Office and Wat Phon Chai
Loei

Thailand Coffee Fest 2024
11-14 July 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center Hall 5-8
Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok

Pai Jazz and Blues Fest 2024

11-14 July 2024
Pai
Mae Hong Son

Amazing Beach Life Festival
12-14 July 2024, Rayong
26-28 July 2024, Phang-Nga
2-4 August 2024, Phuket
9-11 August 2024, Songkhla

‘Vijitr’ lighting extravaganza across Thailand’s 5 regions
13-21 July 2024, Ubon Ratchathani
20-28 July 2024, Chon Buri
20-28 August 2024, Prachuap Khiri Khan
24 August – 1 September 2024, Phuket
7-15 September 2024, Phitsanulok

Lighting of Songkhla Lagoon 2024
25-28 July 2024
Songkhla

Sporting Events

Bang Saen Grand Prix 2024
3-7 July 2024
Bang Saen Street Circuit
Chon Buri

THAI FIGHT Phraya Phichai Dap Hak
7 July 2024
Phraya Phichai Dap Hak Stadium
Uttaradit

Pua Puan Mak
12-14 July 2024
Doisilver factory
Nan

Doraemon Run 2024 Thailand by MCOT at KORAT
14 July 2024
Bung Ta Lua Water Park
Nakhon Ratchasima

Trail Masters Series
14 July 2024
St. Andrews International School, Green Valley
Rayong

Ascott Unlimited Charity Run 2024
14 July 2024
Vachirabenjatas Park
Bangkok

Pattaya Marathon 2024
20-21 July 2024
Terminal 21 Pattaya
Chon Buri

Zoo Trail Songkhla ep.5
21 July 2024
Songkhla Zoo
Songkhla

Phra Phutthabat Hero run
21 July 2024
Phra Phutthabat Hospital
Saraburi

THE ROUTE 97
26-28 July 2024
Kanchanaburi

July 2024’s Festivals and Events in Thailand

Thai Airways Launches Daily Flights to Milan and Oslo

Thai Airways International has announced the start of daily flights connecting Bangkok with Milan, Italy, and Oslo, Norway. The expansion is in response to the growing demand for connections between Thailand, the Asia-Pacific region, and major European cities. The service, operated under the Star Alliance network, is expected to further enhance the airline’s European route offerings.

Thai Airways Launches Daily Flights to Milan and Oslo

For the Bangkok-Milan route, flight TG940 will depart from Bangkok at 12.40 a.m., arriving in Milan at 7.35 a.m. local time. The return flight, TG941, leaves Milan at 2.05 p.m. and lands in Bangkok at 5.55 a.m.

Similarly, the Bangkok-Oslo service begins with flight TG954 departing Bangkok at 12.55 a.m. and reaching Oslo at 7.25 a.m. local time. The return journey, TG955, departs Oslo at 2.15 p.m. and arrives back in Bangkok at 6.15 a.m.

These new routes are expected to cater to tourists and business travelers, providing more direct access to Scandinavia and Italy from Southeast Asia.

2024 Contemporary World Film Series: ‘Lionheart’ from Nigeria


2024 Contemporary World Film Series

Featuring the Second Film of the Year

‘Lionheart’ from Nigeria

Directed by Genevieve Nnaji

Duration: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

Date: Saturday, 27 July 2024

Time: 4:00 PM

Supported by the Embassy of Nigeria

 
 
 
 
 
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After the grand success of our Nigerian film last year, we are proud to screen another film from a country whose ‘Nollywood’ film industry ranks among the top three in the world.

Lionheart, starring one the most famous actresses of the country, centres around the daughter of a businessman trying to manage her father’s transport-business, when he suddenly falls ill. She faces many ups and downs, especially from the men in the industry. There is also the generational conflict between her and her seniors. The film is an inspiring tale of a strong Nigerian woman, who faces all crises with equanimity, even though she has many self-doubts herself. It’s truly a tribute to African womanhood.

Infact, one of the highlights of the film, is that the lead-actress also directs the film. Another highlight is that the film offers a view of Nigeria’s diverse languages, cultures, lifestyles. There’s also a marvelous ensemble cast of top Nigerian film artistes.

The movie created waves at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and was the country’s nomination for the Oscars.

What the critics said :

Variety: The film touches on everyday sexism that saturates the workplace.

BBC: The film’s submission (for the Oscars) was seen as a turning point for the country’s film industry, known as Nollywood, and it was befitting that actor-cum-film-director Genevieve Nnaji was at the heart of it..

The Embassy of Nigeria will host a Reception of snacks and drinks, after the screening. The Charge D’ Affaires of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Mohammed Haidara, will introduce the film.

Don’t Miss the Second Film of TK Park’s 2024 Contemporary World Film Series.

For Reservations: filmforum17@gmail.com Limited Seats, Book Early Auditorium will open at 3:30 pm Ticket -20 B TK Park (Thailand Knowledge Park) 8th Floor, Central World, Dazzle Zone (Above TOPS Food Hall) Ratchadamri Road Bangkok-10330 Ph.: 02-2574300

TK Park (8th Fl Above TOPS Food Hall, centralwOrld)

Lisa’s Latest Video, Shot in Yaowarat, Hits 5 Million Views in 3 Hours

Lalisa’s new video amassed over 5 million views within three hours of its YouTube release. This music video, filmed extensively in Bangkok’s Yaowarat district, has become a major talking point in Thailand. It showcases the Blackpink superstar singing and dancing in the city’s famous Chinatown.

The single, titled “Rockstar,” premiered globally and was available on YouTube in Thailand at 7 AM. A teaser had been released on Wednesday. Released by RCA Records, this single marks Lisa’s continued solo career pursuits while she remains a member of Blackpink.

Source and Photo Credit: Bangkok Post

Foreign Investment in Thailand Is on the Rise

A total of 317 foreign companies received approval to invest in Thailand under the Foreign Business Act during the first five months of 2024. The foreign investment in the period reached 71,702 million baht, representing an increase of 58 percent in value and 16 percent in volume over the same period of 2023.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Karom Polpornklang stated that, from January to May this year, Japan was the largest group of foreign investors in Thailand, with 84 projects (40,214 million baht). Singapore came second, with 51 projects (5,189 million baht), followed by the United States, 50 projects (1,196 million baht), China, 38 projects (5,485 million baht), and Hong Kong, 28 projects (12,048 million baht).

During this period, 99 foreign investors, accounting for 31 percent of the total foreign investors in Thailand, showed interest in investing in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The foreign investment value was 18,224 million baht, accounting for 25 percent of the total value of foreign investment during the five-month period.

Among the 99 foreign investors, 31 were from Japan (3,523 million baht), 19 from China (1,803 million baht), 11 from Hong Kong (5,005 million baht), and 38 from other countries (7,893 million baht).

Previously, the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) reported that the value of applications for investment promotion in Thailand in the first quarter of 2024 increased by 31 percent to 228,207 million baht (USD 6.2 billion) over the same period of 2023.

From January to March 2024, domestic and foreign investors filed a total of 724 project applications to BOI, an increase of 94 percent over the same period of last year. Out of this number, 460 projects involved foreign investment.

The Deputy Government Spokesperson said that the upward trend reflects Thailand’s potential and investor confidence and that it was a result of the Government’s efforts to attract leading companies worldwide to invest more in Thailand.

The sector that saw the highest value of investment applications in the first quarter was the electronics and electrical appliances industry, followed by automotive and parts, petrochemicals and chemicals, digital, and agriculture and food processing.

CDPHR Condemns Blasphemy-related Mob Lynchings in Pakistan

New Delhi (June 24, 2024). The Centre for Democracy, Pluralism and Human Rights (CDPHR) steadfastly condemns the latest incident of blasphemy-related mob lynching in Pakistan. In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan, a man named Muhammad Ismail was lynched over blasphemy allegations on Thursday. The victim who went for a vacation to the region and was staying in a hotel in the city of Madyan, was alleged to have desecrated the Quran by the hotel staff and locals. After this allegation, the man was arrested and taken to the police station. After the news of a blasphemy-related arrest spread in the region, the police station was stormed by a mob of radical Muslims and the victim was snatched from the premises. Afterwards, the man was lynched, and the mob burned his lifeless body.

A Muslim mob in Pakistan torches a police station and lynches a man after accusing him of blasphemy

Pakistan’s anti-blasphemy laws, the anti-secular Constitution that discriminates against non-Muslims and general society’s fundamentalist opinions against blasphemy make the accused of sacrilege/apostasy vulnerable to arbitrary arrests and large-scale mob violence. The law has been regularly used to harass religious minorities, especially Hindus and Christians, secular Muslims, non-Sunni Islamic sects like Ahmadis or Shias and non-religious individuals. Last month an elderly Christian man in Punjab’s Sargodha city was also lynched over blasphemy related allegation in the country. The allegations of blasphemy have been misused historically to settle personal scores, property disputes and petty disputes. At least 1, 855 people have been charged with Pakistan’s blasphemy laws till February 2021 and scores have been killed in extra-judicial lynchings and murders.

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and the failure of the state to control Islamic fundamentalist mobs and preachers are disgraceful violations of all the basic tenets of global human rights norms. The CDPHR calls upon the Government of Pakistan to take legal action against those Islamic maulvis who regularly provoke the crowd to commit such heinous acts. The state also needs to revoke its anti-blasphemy laws and protect individuals who are accused of blasphemy. The CDPHR also calls upon the Government of India to raise the issue of blasphemy-related lynchings on international forums and use diplomatic channels to address the problem with their Pakistani counterparts. Finally, global institutions like the United Nations and the international community should appeal to Pakistan to address the issue of blasphemy-related state and non-state violence.

The CDPHR regularly monitors the situation of human rights violations globally and remains committed to the rights of Pakistan’s religious minorities and non-religious individuals to have a life free of harassment and abuse.

Dr. Prerna Malhotra, President, CDPHR

We-Women Network Community: Empowering Women Through Knowledge Sharing


We-Women Network Community: Empowering Women Through Knowledge Sharing

After a refreshing two-month annual break, the We-Women Network Community reconvened with an intimate and empowering coffee meet, setting the stage for the upcoming workshops. These gatherings offer a warm and welcoming space for women to connect, share their experiences, and learn from one another, strengthening the bonds within the community.

The network is open to all women, embracing not just entrepreneurs or professionals but also homemakers. This inclusivity ensures a diverse and rich exchange of knowledge and experiences.

Their workshops cover a wide range of subjects, including finance, gut health, healing, yoga, legal awareness, and more. This variety caters to the multifaceted interests and needs of their members, providing comprehensive learning opportunities.

With monthly workshops and quarterly coffee mornings, the We-Women Network Community offers continuous opportunities for learning and networking, fostering a sense of belonging and ongoing personal development.

Upcoming Workshops and Events

July 27th

Speaker: Deepali Kejriwal, Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of corporate experience and an active member of ICAI (Bangkok Chapter).

August 17th

Event: Organizing a meal and activities with children with disabilities at Camillian Home.

September 21st

Speaker: Dr. Pooja Saxena, PhD in Cyber Law. Topic: Empowering Women Through Cyber Law Awareness: Safeguarding Against Digital Threats

October 26th

Speaker: Swarna, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst and International Behavior Analyst. Topic: Self-Care Strategies for Women Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

November 22nd

Speaker: Marisha Shibuya, Author and Consultant specializing in sustainable development and water management policies across Asia. Topic: Water is Life: Practical Tips for Sustainability and Wellbeing

December 14th

Event: Coffee Morning – Network, meet, and talk!

January 25th

Speaker: Tijana Radic, Certified Yoga Practitioner and Meditation Practitioner. Topic: Harmonizing Emotional Centers for Deeper Meditation

February 22nd

Speaker: Dr. Dimple Duangthip Arora, Author and Ayurvedic Practitioner. Topic: Importance of Liver Wellness: Exploring Emotions’ Influence and Effective Tools for Holistic Liver Health

March 22nd

Speaker: Davina Lissa Pickering, Accredited Health and Wellness Practitioner and creator of the Devina Lissa Method. Topic: Understanding the 360 Degree Approach for Attaining Holistic Development

About the Network

Founded by Dr. Manisha Bose, a lecturer at one of Thailand’s leading universities, the We-Women Network Community is a beacon of empowerment and knowledge sharing for women from diverse backgrounds. This unique platform provides an inclusive space where professionals, entrepreneurs, and homemakers alike can exchange knowledge, foster connections, and support one another in a nurturing environment.

Support and Sponsorship

Recognizing the value of this initiative, Mr. Sunil Kothari, a prominent businessman and philanthropist, has generously provided venue sponsorship at the prestigious Pacific City Club. This support has significantly alleviated the challenge of securing space for their monthly workshops, a contribution acknowledged with deep gratitude by Dr. Manisha Bose.

We-Women Network Community: Empowering Women Through Knowledge Sharing

Join We-Women Network

The We-Women Network Community warmly invites you to become a part of our mission to empower, educate, and uplift women through our diverse and impactful workshops. For more information and to get involved, please contact us at womanpowerthai@gmail.com. Our efforts are supported immensely by Digital Living and Bangkokscoop, who provide a platform to share the inspiring stories and achievements of women in the community.

Together, the We-Women Network can create a supportive environment that empowers women through knowledge sharing, fostering growth and development in all aspects of life.

Over 5,600 Join 10th International Yoga Day Hosted by Indian Embassy in Bangkok

Bangkok witnessed an exhilarating celebration of YogaDay2024, with over 5600 yoga enthusiasts gathering for a grand session organized by the Embassy of India in Bangkok at Chulalongkorn University. The event was graced by the Minister of Tourism & Sports of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Sermsak Pongpanit, as the chief guest.

Minister of Tourism & Sports of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Sermsak Pongpanit and Ambassador of India to Thailand, Mr. Nagesh Singh

The morning was filled with energy and positivity as participants of all ages and backgrounds came together to practice yoga, emphasizing the theme of “Yoga for Self and Society.” The event highlighted the global impact of yoga and its benefits for physical and mental well-being.

A huge thank you to all the yoga enthusiasts who joined us this morning and made the event a grand success!

#IDY2024 #YogaForSelfAndSociety #InternationalDayOfYoga2024 #yogaforall