Silence is Not Always Golden

      Fund raising for Sita, born with Rubella syndrome resulting in  profound deafness.  Penggalian dana untuk Sita, lahir dengan Rubella Syndrome yang menyebabkan gangguan esktrim pendengaran.   This is the story of the second…


Adat - Handling the Double Edged Sword

originally published in the Jakarta Post's supplement, Bali Daily as part of a 'conversation' between Made Wijaya, Diana Darling, and myself under the title of "I Love Bali - Handling the DOuble Edged Sword of Adat" Adat is a double edged sword. On…


Robin Lim: Obsessions of a Hero

Rio Helmi (originally posted on the Huffington Post) In the first 8 months of 2011 alone, the Bumi Sehat foundation, set up by CNN Hero Robin Lim in Indonesia, has provided compassionate pre and post natal care for 20,500 mothers, as well as…


Anna Hazare, Savior or Destroyer of Democracy

My article in the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rio-helmi/anna-hazare-saviour-or-de_b_950497.html


PARASIT DI “PARADISE"

Senja di persimpangan bundaran jalan arterial kawasan Kuta itu sedemikian ruwet sehingga mudah memahami kenapa julukan “Simpang-Siur” sudah lengket dari tahun ke tahun. Disini hampir setiap saat rame, dan sinar lampu stop-an merah berarti ‘jalan’…


THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE

We walk through garish corridors haphazardly hung with children’s paintings. By local standards it’s a big house with a big kitchen, and although it’s on the edge of whatever is left of Denpasar’s ricefields, there is no garden. Ibu Putu Etiartini…