Entrok: Novel oleh Okky Madasari

Pertama kali saya melihat Okky Madasari di sebuah panel literatur, saya kira dia artis: Ternyata beliau adalah penulis beberapa novel, yang salah satunya berjudul Entrok. Entrok pun diterjemahkan ke dalam Bahasa Inggris dengan judul The Years of the Voiceless. Arti “entrok” itu sendiri adalah pakaian dalam wanita/bra, itulah mengapa sampul novel Entrok menampilkan seseorang yang […]

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sarin gas attack in syria

According to Wikipedia, sarin  or GB (G-series, ‘B’), is a colorless, odorless liquid, used as a chemical weapon due to its extreme potency as a nerve agent. It is generally considered a weapon of mass destruction. Sarin is an organophosphorus compound with the formula [(CH3)2CHO]CH3P(O)F. Even extremely low concentration of sarin can kill a person in 10 […]

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april playlist

untuk dikenang – Endah & Rhesa filosofi & logika – Glenn Fredly dkk. runnin’ – Pharrell Williams mirage – Mary J. Blinge mimpi kita – Gilbert Pohan anganku anganmu – Raisa & Isyana S. symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson the scientist – Coldplay into giants – Patrick Watson big birds in a small […]

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Indonesia Merdeka, Hiroshima Merana

Pelajaran sejarah dari kelas 5 SD maupun SMA pasti selalu mengajarkan cerita detik-detik proklamasi kemerdekaan Indonesia. Buku paket biasanya memulai kisah proklamasi dari kekosongan kabinet yang disebabkan oleh pengeboman di Jepang (khususnya kota Hiroshima dan Nagasaki), penculikan tokoh Indonesia seperti Ir. Soekarno dan Mohammad Hatta ke Rengasdengklok, sampai akhirnya adalah kegiatan pembacaan teks proklamasi pada […]

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When Diversity is Opposed

In December 2016, there was a controversy between Sanata Dharma Catholic University and FUI (a religious group). The simplicity of the issue might surprise most people, as it was only about FUI demanding Sanata Dharma’s billboard advertisement to be taken down. Why? Because there was a student wearing hijab on that billboard. Yes, FUI thought […]

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university students in North Korea

On February 22, The Jakarta Post wrote an article regarding job vacancy in an all-male university called PUST (Pyongyang University of Science and Technology), one of the best universities in North Korea. A year ago, I wrote an article about an undercover journalist named Suki Kim, who surreptitiously became an English teacher there (read: here). Students […]

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