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Living with Merapi

In the face of disaster, communities in the shadow of the volcano hold fast to their traditional beliefs Abdul Chamid The devastation of the village, one of many in the...

Blackberry Porn controversy Indonesia

Political Pornography?

By: Putri Fitria The plan to ban Blackberry service voiced by Minister of Communication and Information Tifatul Sembiring (the one who blamed Michelle Obama for...

103: Current Edition

Jan-Mar 2011 Women and Islam Women and IslamReformers, resisters and devotees show the diverse female faces of Indonesian Islam Susan Blackburn Chanting for...

Standing up for morals

A group of women students in Yogyakarta see sexual morality as an issue of national concern Claudia Nef    The Islamic campus: The Gadjah Mada University...

Inspired by history

Women in Aceh now have more opportunities to play public and political roles, but they still face many obstacles Eka Srimulyani    Ready to lead. Many Acehnese...

My Friend the Fanatic

Review: Dhume’s efforts to understand Islam in Indonesia are coloured by his own anxieties By: Greg Fealy My Friend the Fanatic is a better book than I expected....

Muslims in Southeast Asia

Review: This new collection of essays details the ever-changing relationships between Muslims in Southeast Asia, their nations and the Middle East By: Elizabeth...

Traditional Medicine is based on natural ingredients

Twittering Traditional Medicine Recipes

By: Dalih Sembiring In the past, Indonesians who felt that they suffered from masuk angin — a condition where one feels feverish and keeps letting out gas — might...

Cap Gomeh dragon dance at Imlek

New Year Celebrations x3 in Jogja, true tolerance & fire crackers

By: Reza Daffi Together with the rest of the world, Jogja just celebrated the coming of 2011. People thronged the streets and public spots with friends and family....

Nurdin Halid kissing the president's hand

Indonesia vs Malaysia on Battlefield Soccer: An Indonesian Perspective

By: Dalih Sembiring In the past few weeks, not a day has gone by without Indonesians talking or hearing about the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, in which...