Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Light Rain

Rain until tomorrow morning, starting again tomorrow afternoon.

  • Thu

    26℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Sat

    27℃ - 32℃

  • Sun

    26℃ - 30℃

Welcome back, `Olenka'

  • Dina Indrasafitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, July 26 2009 | 11:56 am

PREMIUM What inspires one to write, especially if the end product is a masterpiece that is to be talked about for decades to come? "It was a woman," Budi Darma, author of award-winning novel, Olenka, said. "I opened the door to my room in Bloomington, and there she was." And so, the mere sight of that woman, coupled with the abundance of idle time during his student days in the United States, pr...