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Interlude



  • Conditions for a New Normal
    Opinion

    Conditions for a New Normal

    The preparations for a new normal are unavoidable. There would be a huge risk if the Covid-19 pandemic were not handled properly.

  • Inclusive Islam, Centuries Ago
    Opinion

    Inclusive Islam, Centuries Ago

    THE history of the entry of Islam to Indonesia is a history of tolerance, acculturation and inclusivity.

  • Rooms for Front-Line Medical Workers
    Cover Story

    Rooms for Front-Line Medical Workers

    The eviction of some health workers has led some boarding house owners to offer them rooms free of charge. Medical personnel are helping one another.

  • The Sewing Crew
    Cover Story

    The Sewing Crew

    Several groups take the initiative to fashion protective gear for health workers. Their products are being distributed for free to hundreds of medical facilities.

  • Keeping the Nation Alive
    Cover Story

    Keeping the Nation Alive

    Plummeting demand and restricted access to distribution amid the Covid-19 pandemic have caused foodstuff prices to drop. Solidarity movements have come to the aid of farmers in Indonesia’s rural areas.

  • 20 Seconds to Save a Life
    Cover Story

    20 Seconds to Save a Life

    Some groups are raising public awareness on the coronavirus using simple methods. They are filling a vacuum not yet occupied by the government.

  • Food for the City’s Poor
    Cover Story

    Food for the City’s Poor

    Activists established soup kitchens to provide food for those impacted by Covid-19. The food solidarity movement is meant to assist the urban poor.

  • The Helping Hands
    Cover Story

    The Helping Hands

    Amid the deadly pandemic, several individuals and communities are refusing to sit still and wait for the government to take action. Using simple ideas, they lend a helping hand to those affected by the pandemic. These people are gathering resources and working hard in order to move swiftly and accurately to fight the pandemic, whose end is not yet in sight. Acts of solidarity, such as the ones performed by these members of the Indonesian public, will persist even amid the worst of disasters.

  • After the Pandemic:  ‘The New Normal’
    Interlude

    After the Pandemic: ‘The New Normal’

    An influenza pandemic changed many things for the Dutch East Indies and the world. A new way-of-life was begun. Some things had to change for the pandemic not to recur.

  • 1918-1919: Spreading Like Brush Fire
    Interlude

    1918-1919: Spreading Like Brush Fire

    The Spanish Flu is the deadliest pandemic in history, wiping out tens of millions of people between 1918 and 1919. It was also a nightmare in the Dutch East Indies.

  • Hans Pols, Writer of Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine and Decolonization in the Dutch East Indies: Javanese Doctors Knew of the Discrimination
    Interlude

    Hans Pols, Writer of Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine and Decolonization in the Dutch East Indies: Javanese Doctors Knew of the Discrimination

    In colonial times, the fight for independence was also driven by native doctors who graduated from the School tot Opleiding van Indische Artsen (STOVIA).

  • Doctors without Protection
    Interlude

    Doctors without Protection

    Native doctors and orderlies were heroes when the pestilence outbreak hit Malang in the 1910s. Doctor Cipto Mangunkusumo became an icon and a voice in the media.

  • Epidemics and Quarantine in the Dutch East Indies
    Interlude

    Epidemics and Quarantine in the Dutch East Indies

    Indonesia faced several epidemics during the Dutch East Indies era. From outbreaks of cholera and pestilence in the 18th and 19th centuries, and in the early of the 20th century up until the impact of the Spanish Flu. Those pandemics resembled the current situation. After a late response to the outbreak, the colonial government finally enacted a regional quarantine. Many things can be learned from past epidemics. Mitigation strategies, appropriate isolation measures, and rapid responses are needed.

  • Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Foreign Minister: Protection of WNI Doesn’t Get Easier
    Interview

    Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Foreign Minister: Protection of WNI Doesn’t Get Easier

    Early this month, a news report coming out of South Korea sparked furor across the archipelago.

  • Something Amiss in Court
    Law

    Something Amiss in Court

    A number of key witnesses in the case of acid attack against Corruption Eradication Commission investigator, Novel Baswedan, were not presented by the prosecutor to court. Their testimonies are different compared to what is described in the indictment.

  • The Values of Japanese and Indonesian Novels
    Letters

    The Values of Japanese and Indonesian Novels

    Delving further into the literary works of Nobel laureates from Japan like Kawabata and Yukio Mishima, we can notice the very paternalistic puritan morals of Asian nations.

  • The Fed’s Gamble on Dollar Credibility
  • WHISPERERS
    Sidelines

    WHISPERERS

    A French philosopher, aged 60, travelled 2,100 kilometers by horse-driven carriage to meet an empress in Russia.

  • debt restructuring
    Economy

    debt restructuring

    Private and state-owned companies are in a race to restructure their debts due to the waning economy. The government anticipates limited liquidity in financial institutions.

  • CARTOON
    Cartoon

    CARTOON

    *Mom, why do we go to our hometown through this way? **Many roads lead to hometown, Son.../Tempo/Yuyun Nurrahman

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