Aug 19, 2018 Last Updated 4:51 AM, Aug 8, 2018

Society

Riding PELNI

Jesus tattoos, karaoke and the bearded cleric — welcome aboard!

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Mochtar Lubis

Always controversial, Mochtar Lubis was one of Indonesia’s most respected journalists and best-known authors for over four decades.

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Woman power

In Bali, a new all-female dance-drama troupe is flouting traditional gender roles

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More voices

Women and marginalised groups seize new opportunities in the arts

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Lecture me not

Helping to boost English teaching seemed a splendid idea, but then Indonesian realities intervened

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