Japanese grass turned into stunning handicraftsBy R. Agus Bakti YOGYAKARTA (JP): Harmada, a grass that is native to Japan,
does not only grow in its country of origin but also in a Central
Java village, where it is flourishing.The grass is cultivated because of its versatility and
economic value. More ...
Testicular cancer can be curedBy Bruce Emond JAKARTA (JP): Unlike breast and skin cancers, testicular
cancer rarely makes news.An exception was when cyclist Greg LeMond returned from his
own battle with the disease to win the Tour de France. More ...
Is society condoning extramarital affairs?By Tuti Gintini JAKARTA (JP): Extramarital affairs seem to occur every day and
everywhere, involving celebrities, business people, housewives,
government officials and even heads of state. More ...
A swashbuckler with the world at his feet The New New Thing;
By Michael Lewis;
W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2000;
Rp 311,000 (hardback) JAKARTA (JP): Jim Clark is brilliant and driven, which is to
be expected. More ...
HIV positive people tell how it is for themBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): For his 17th birthday earlier this year, "Zorro"
got a surprise. Not a nice one, though: he discovered he was
infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). More ...
Ancient spas more relevant today for mind and body Mineral-spring spas were once regarded as shrines by ancient
societies everywhere. The waters of the springs were said to have
magical powers to heal all kinds of ills. More ...
Culinary expert gives food for thoughtBy Bruce Emond JAKARTA (JP): It's hard not to take note of the way
restaurateur and culinary expert William Wongso puts away his
food.After all, he is someone who makes the delicate matter of
matters of the stomach his business. More ...
Listening to My Own HeartbeatTide rise, tide ebb.
A continuity that gives
an illusion of immortality.
But that will stop.
One day.Listening to His HeartbeatDelicately I put my ear
on his skin.
He will leave forever.
I fall asleep assured of
that. More ...
Hendrawan fails to win in last hurdleBy Primastuti Handayani SYDNEY (JP): China dashed Indonesia's last hope to have the
red-and-white flag hoisted to the pinnacle for a second time in
the Olympic Games when Hendrawan succumbed to a determined Ji
Xinpeng in their men's singles badminton final on ... More ...
The empty chair My first involvement with an empty chair of historical value,
if I may say so, was more than forty years ago, when as a
journalist working for the national news agency Antara, I was a
guest of the British government in London. More ...
Ceramic wares are Klampok's claim to fameBy Agus Maryono BANJARNEGARA, Central Java (JP): The housewives of Klampok
village finish their chores and then head off to their side job,
creating some of the best-known ceramics in the country. More ...
On the records Album : Colour Moving and Still (PT Sony Music Indonesia/2000)
Artist : Chantal Kreviazuk There are some albums that are just perfect to listen to when
you are driving your car, and this album is one of them. More ...
When trains pass once again through Lampegan tunnelBy YR Prahista SUKABUMI, West Java (JP): On a hot day in July, a group of
children in Lampegan stopped playing, then ran for the railway
connecting Bandung with Sukabumi via Cianjur. Beaming, they
formed a line on both sides of the tracks. More ...
Bimantoro inducted as National Police chief JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid, showing off his
nerve, swore in Gen. S. Bimantoro as National Police chief
replacing Gen. Rusdihardjo on Saturday, two days earlier than
planned. More ...
Shop till you drop at big sale JAKARTA (JP): Pop quiz for the day: What are three things that
can make people jump out of their seats?Answer: Fire, bomb and... sale!While "fire" and "bomb" scare everybody and make them scream
"Oh, NO," the other word makes them happy and shout loudly "Oh,
YES". More ...
PDI Perjuangan's Jakarta chapter executives elected JAKARTA (JP): Tarmidi Suhardjo was elected as the new chairman
of the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Democratic Party of
Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) in an overnight election early Saturday
morning. More ...
Home Movies Close Encounters of the Third Kind. (Drama/Science Fiction,
135 minutes, 1977). Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut,
Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, Lance Henriksen. Directed
by Steven Spielberg. More ...
On the records Album : Chrysalis (PT Sony Music Indonesia/2000)
Artist : Anggun Three years ago, the Indonesian music scene was surprised as
former teen rocker Anggun Cipta Sasmi suddenly popped out of
nowhere after having disappearing from the scene for some time. More ...
Tegal to host badminton circuit SEMARANG (JP): Over 1,000 players nationwide have confirmed
their entry to the National Badminton Circuit to be held at Sinar
Mutiara and Wisanggeni sport halls in Tegal next week. More ...
New team checks Soeharto's health JAKARTA (JP): Complying with prosecutors' requests for a
second opinion of former president Soeharto's health, a new
medical team conducted on Saturday comprehensive tests on the
country's ex-ruler. More ...
Meditating toward stress-free lifestyle According to many a sage, birth is but a sleep and forgetting.
And the most fruitful way of spending a lifetime is to try and
wake up in the hope of bringing higher consciousness back to
memory. One way of doing this is to practice meditation. More ...
RI goes Dutch ahead of Asian Cup JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian national soccer team will leave
for Holland on Monday for a two-week stint ahead of the Asian Cup
finals in Lebanon in mid-October. More ...
Living in slums alongside a railway trackBy Kafil Yamin BANDUNG (JP): The Sahdi's, like other families in the
neighborhood, live alongside the border of death. This family
occupies a 12-square-meter room just one-meter from a railway
track. It has only one door. More ...
Aceh separatist rebels must be disarmed, says President BANDUNG (JP): Armed rebels from the Free Aceh Movement (GAM)
must be disarmed should the negotiations between the Indonesian
government and the group fail."AGAM (the armed wing of GAM) is a rebellious group. More ...
Fitness centers, spas open the doors to relaxation Investing in a health club has been found to be the fastest
growing segment of market around the world today. It is little
wonder then that hundreds of health clubs have mushroomed in
cities both big and small, including Jakarta. More ...
Greetings people: How we hail and flay others in wordsBy Pavan Kapoor JAKARTA (JP): The world is becoming a small place with modern
discoveries such as the Internet and supersonic jets enabling
humankind to communicate with people at the other end of the
globe at a "faster-than-thought" speed. More ...
Charm of simple Bali paintings on displayBy Aendra H. Medita JAKARTA (JP): Balinese art is indeed a source of admiration.
It develops like continuously flowing water. The paintings are
rich in contemplation. More ...
Train company on the wrong track? With a spate of fatal accidents this year and perennial
complaints about poor service, state-owned railway company PT
Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) is facing calls to put its house in
order. The Jakarta Post's Emmy Fitri examines the woes
besetting the company. More ...
Timika's three lakes perched in the cloudsBy Jozep Lukman Oyong TIMIKA, Irian Jaya (JP): Few Indonesians have a chance to
visit Irian Jaya, let alone see a little-known trio of lakes
nestled in a stunning mountain backdrop. More ...
Now Showing Any Given Sunday (Drama, 160 minutes). Starring Al Pacino,
Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Dennis Quaid, LL Cool J, James Woods,
Matthew Modine, Charles Heston. Directed by Oliver Stone. More ...
More shows on TV have supernatural themesBy Tuti Gintini JAKARTA (JP): The number of horror and mystery shows on TV has
grown frightfully recently. SCTV airs Gadis Kuntilanak (Girl
Ghost) five times a week at 7 p.m. More ...
Ciganjur school fosters a love of nature in the youngBy PJ Leo JAKARTA (JP): On a tranquil morning in the southern Jakarta
suburb of Ciganjur, the students of SAC began to arrive in cars,
on motorbikes or on foot, escorted by their parents and other
family members. More ...
Fashion designer Edward tailors national dress for the timesBy Bruce Emond JAKARTA (JP): Fashion designer Edward Hutabarat has gone from
designing elegant, ultrafeminine evening wear to being a
passionate advocate of the promotion of "national dress". More ...