Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 11:22 WIB

Kartini Day Part II: Sweden a paradise for women

IO - In Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana’s award winning novel Defeat and Vic­tory just after the Americans have occupied Japan at the end of the Sec­ond World some Japanese men are discussing what...

Kartini Day: Time to look at women in politics

IO - With Kartini Day just celebrated on the 21st of April, it is a good time to look again at the position of women in politics especially in the legislative body...

Fire and spirituality at Notre Dame Cathedral and Al Aqsa Mosque

IO - On April 16th 2019 the world awoke to the shocking news that fires had broken out at Notre Dame Ca­thedral in Paris and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem at nearly the same time...

Tirta Gangga: Restoring Indonesia’s most popular royal water garden. Part II: The creation

IO - Anak Agung Angloerah Ketut Karangasem, the last rajah of Ka­rangasam finished creating the roy­al water gardens of Tirta Gangga in 1948. The gardens were later heavily damaged by the volcanic eruption of...

Tirta Gangga: Restoring Indonesia’s most popular royal water garden. ...

IO - The Tirta Gangga royal water garden in Bali’s eastern regency of Karangasam is not only a beautiful garden laid out in a manner reflecting the Balinese Hindu Buddhist religious philosophy. It is also...

Semar, the most Indonesian wayang figure: his role and meaning

IO - I was first made aware of the fig­ure of Semar many years ago through a Dutch member of the Euro parlia­ment named Janssen van Raay. He was born and raised in Indonesia...

Part II: Rememberance event in Bali for Indonesian feminist writer N.H. Dini

IO - The Indonesian novelist N.H. Dini passed away in a traffic accident on the 4th of December in Semarang at the age of 82. A remembrance gath­ering was held for her at the...

Part I: Rememberance event in Bali for Indonesian feminist writer N.H. Dini

IO - Was N.H Dini a feminist writer? Wikipedia describes her as one but Mirta Kartohadiprodjo, CEO of Femi­na, Gadis and Ayahbunda Indonesia’s foremost national women’s magazines and director Widarti Djajadisastra dis­agree, “Oh no,...

Collectormania the world over! From the Habsburgs to Indonesian collector Boedi Mranata

IO - The Habsburg Palace in Vienna which houses the Weltmuseum Wien or World Museum Vienna has a room called “Collectors’ Madness” which was inspired by Habsburg Archduke Franz Ferdinand II who described his...

Collector Budi Mranata sponsors the Indonesia room at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna

IO - On the 25th of October 2017 the Fascinating Indonesia Room was launched at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna in its Weltmuseum or World Museum. Th creation and establish­ment of the Room was...

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