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Democracy

Democracy

Indonesia will soon hold another of her five yearly 'Fiesta of Democracy' to choose the country's parliamentary representatives and after that, the country's President and Vice President in direct elections held across the archipelago. Since 1999, we...

In Yangon

In Yangon

The last time I was in Yangon, Myanmar, was less than a decade ago. I was on holiday, but ...

Her

Her

I’ve just watched 'Her', the Oscar nominated film about a love affair between a man who's ...

Saving the World

Saving the World

One of the perks of my job as an interviewer is I get to meet and talk to a lot of people,...

Joop Ave

Joop Ave

I remember Joop Ave well. The former Indonesian minister for Tourism and Telecommunication...

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

Benedict Cumberbatch is reviving an old obsession in me. My fascination with Arthur Conan ...

 

Origins of Social Networking

Origins of Social Networking

Hackers and hippies: The origins of social networking
Rory Cellan-Jones By Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent, BBC News
25 January 2011


People that have been to see ...

Nor Pud

Nor Pud

Andy F Noya

“Kawan-kawan, seorang ibu dan tiga anaknya masih terjebak banjir di Kampung Melayu. Sudah dua hari mereka tidak mendapat suplai makanan. Bantuan dapat disalurk...

Craig Stephens: One Painting a Day

Craig Stephens:  One Painting a Day

I stumbled upon Craig Stephens paintings by accident as I was looking for pictures of avocados that are more creative than the usual photos and his work immediately appea...

Aku Tidak Ingin Jadi Pahlawan

Aku ingin menjadi orang yang bertepuk tangan di tepi jalan

Di kelasnya ada 50 orang murid, setiap kali ujian, anak perempuanku tetap mendapat ranking ke-23.  Lambat laun m...

The God Particle

The God Particle

July 9, 2012

A Blip That Speaks of Our Place in the Universe
By LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS

ASPEN, Colo. — Last week, physicists around the world were glued to computers at very odd ...

Walking Backwards

Walking Backwards

If you’ve walked, jogged, biked or roller bladed down Sudirman Road in the morning of car-free Sundays or around the Senayan sports complex in the early hours just before...

A Reading Habit

A Reading Habit

I was invited as a guest speaker at a national seminar on library and archives that a university in Bogor was holding the other day, and quite a few of the librarians pre...

From the Editor

From the Editor

I haven't been to Kupang before, which just goes to show how big this Indonesian archipelago is. It's on the western part of Timor island, the east being now another coun...

Creative Avocado ~ Photography

Creative Avocado ~ Notebook of A Traveller

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From the Editor

Most of the people in the poorer regencies, such as in villages in Soe, in the southern pa...

 

Cut Your Salt Intake

Cancer Research UK said this figure could be even higher.

 

Chirp, the Next Twitter?

Other applications such as Android Beam, Bump, Datasync and Dropbox allow users to swap ma...

 

Thinking and Religion

In one study, the researchers correlated participants’ performance on a test of analytic...

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