Monthly Archives: March 2011

Career Change to Taxi Driver in Singapore

Lady luck was smiling at me – there was a taxi just waiting inside the Singapore Press Holdings building compound and the driver in an animated conversation with a young man shaking hands through the drivers window. I was on … Continue reading

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Tapping the Hidden Potential

“Emptiness is described as the basis that makes everything possible” – The Twelfth Tai Situpa Rinpoche, Awakening the Sleeping Buddha ‘It’s like coming home’ said Geshe Michael Roach on Indonesia. I was surprised to learn that the school of Tibetan … Continue reading

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Alila Jakarta – a haven of stylish calm

It definitely lives up to its name Alila which means ‘surprise’ in Sanskrit. A haven of stylish calm and tranquility in the midst of bustling Central Jakarta, heart of old Batavia, as Jakarta was formerly known. Designed by the architectural … Continue reading

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George Benson Enchants at Java Jazz Festival 2011

“The jazz always seems to automatically come out, because it was from my jazz days that I learned that spark. And the nice thing with my band and this repertoire, which is a complete joy, is that we go beyond … Continue reading

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Dot Com becomes Dot Con

“We are building our lives around our wired and wireless networks. The question is, are we ready to work together to defend them?” reads the headline on the FBI cyber crime web page. Norton Cybercrime Report reveals that 86 % … Continue reading

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The Big Durian: You either Love it or Hate it!

Jakarta is a city that is perhaps best savored in retrospect, allowing time to temper its images and experience. Like the Durian, Jakarta is an acquired taste. Singapore may have built the Esplanade in the shape of the Durian but … Continue reading

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Online Networking for Job Seekers

You’ve heard it a million times: “Success is not just about what you know; it’s about who you know.”  And this is especially true if you are looking for your dream job. With the explosion of social media networking sites, … Continue reading

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30 Years of India Club in Jakarta

It all started with the initiative of the then Indian ambassador to Indonesia His Excellency Mr. Bhutani, on Aug. 23, 1981, when about 20 Indian families held an informal meeting at JIS-Patimura enjoying homemade snacks and hot tea. It is … Continue reading

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Love and Light…with Santana at Java Jazz festival 2011

‘We all have the power to make a difference as we are all made up of 2 things – Love and Light’, said Carlos Santana in the middle of his performance at D2 Axis Hall, PRJ, Kemayoran. It was one … Continue reading

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A Friendship Between Nations

The Indian community in Indonesia, comprising expatriate or non-resident Indians and ethnic Indians, has a population of less than 100,000, most of whom are concentrated in Medan, Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung. However, their visible presence and influence in their chosen … Continue reading

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