Throne of Blood

Pallavi Aiyar

The 2024 elections will test Indonesia’s dynastic politics

The Dynastic Archipelago

Opportunism is the signature of Indonesian elections

The End of Indonesia As We Know It?

The new penal code will make it a less liberal country

Modi at G20

India’s concerns about abjuring war for diplomatic solutions to conflict and its growing unease at Russia have been reflected in the group’s summit declaration in Bali

The Duality of the Hijab

Indian liberals see it as choice but their Indonesian counterparts as coercion

Party and the Family

What Sonia Gandhi can learn from Megawati Sukarnoputri

The Game of the Name

What we call our children says a lot about us as a society

Eka Kurniawan: A Terrible Beauty Is Born

The rising star of Indonesian fiction, Eka Kurniawan spins a tale that is as bloody as it is brilliant. He has a message for the world—the truth always exposes itself. The magical realist in conversation with Open

Indonesia’s Uncle Pai

His comics bear an uncanny resemblance to the signature Amar Chitra Katha style. And yet, Raden Ahmed Kosasih, the father of the Indonesian comic, was doing this many years before Pai began his own epic effort.


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