Supreme Nonsense

There is something terribly wrong in a justice system where a Chief Justice under suspicion can barge his way through to a second term. Bagir Manan, as we know, was  sworn in for his second term at the State Palace yesterday. We also know that he is under suspicion of being bribed by the lawyer […]

Waisak in Borobodur

I have always fantasized about spending Vesak, or as the Indonesians call it, Waisak, in Borobodur. I imagined hundreds of monks serenely performing a ceremony with Borobodur as the backdrop, candle light processions…boy was I wrong. Invited by photographer Jerry Aurum to go hunt some photos in Borobodur over Waisak, I jumped at the chance […]