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INDONESIA AND PARAGUAY: New Prospects for a Greater Partnership

By Peter Tase On November 29th, 2014, Paraguay will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the establishment of its diplomatic relations with the Republic of Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest nation with over 252 million people and one of the N – 11 Economies and together with Paraguay is also a memberof the Group of Eleven […]

Food for Thought

Globalization has lead to immeasurable changes in the once tranquil medicinal haven of Ubud. The main objective of this study is to investigate the processes contributing the shifts in population nutrition presented through the exploration of perceptions of Indonesians working in Ubud. The drastic changes associated with urbanization, westernization, trade economics and health tourism are […]

Reports of Peak Oil’s Death are Somewhat Premature

Peak Oil analysis site The Oil Drum recently announced it’s shutting down operations. Due to a dearth of new content, the management decided to stop publishing new material after July 31, leaving the existing content as a permanent archive. Naturally this evoked chortles of mirth from the Wall Street Journal. Those dumb old gloom-n-doomers at […]

Self-care is an Underestimated Weapon to Combat 21st Century Killer Diseases

On 24 July, around the world, people will celebrate Self-Care.  Why is this important? And why should you care? Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) – cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases lead to 63% of annual deaths worldwide. NCDs are global killers and major health challenge. They affect individuals as well as society with an economic […]

Sowing the Seeds of Hope From the Classrooms

By T. Nugroho Angkasa S.Pd Farel, Juan, Pandya, Amabel, and Tita were still 5-6 years old (July 2013). However, two thumbs should be given for those five students of Kelas Persiapan (Preparation Group) in Mata Air Education Foundation, Yogyakarta. Why? Cause they have learned to share since early childhood. After following extracurricular English lessons every […]

Reinterpreting Andrea Hirata’s Masterpiece

By Thaufan Malaka Andrea Hirata has written creatively his tetra logy, namely, Laskar Pelangi, Sang Pemimpi, Edensor & Maryamah Karpov and has been successful as bestseller in Indonesia.. Those works smoothly have been accepted by Indonesian people, essentially the lower-classes from underprivileged families, who are looking for inspiration to change their life in Indonesia, and […]

“I am Sad that I Have to Move to Another Country. I Love Indonesia”

I open this note with the statement of John Locke from his famous book The Second Treatise of Government in 1690 : “The natural liberty of man is to be free from any supervisor power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but to have only the law […]

Coloring “Competition”

By David D’Amato CNN reports on the controversy surrounding discovery of horsemeat in beef products in the United Kingdom, France and Sweden: “UK food businesses have been ordered to test all processed beef products for ‘authenticity’ and report back to the authorities by Friday.” Calls for more stringent regulatory structures are already proliferating in Europe […]