Political Idiots and Chimpanzees

Should the skies not cry,

And the heavens not fall,

For we are cursed and condemned,

With the presence of human beings, Continue reading

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Tukar who?

I was chatting with a friend quite recently and i mentioned that i know a very interesting person, who has been in exile, made movies, helped Iranians to topple the Shah, faced the Mumbai police , survived the Lebanon civil war in Beirut, ate chapaties with the Pakistani’s in Karachi and Durians with the Pakcik in  Jelebu and orchestrated the coolest rebellion against the United Mad Nookie Ordinance!!! My friend said freaking cool, whos tha man? I said Hishamuddin Rais… and he was like Hisham who? i said Tukar Tiub… he was like Tukar who? Then i told myself allright, its time Diskopi churns out a piece on that old chap. Continue reading

Lily Allen – Fck You, Fck You vry vry Mch.

Hello people!!! Its the holidays season i presume, most of you guys back in your home town? Well happy holidays. Today i am bringing about a review on a quite interesting artist, Lily Rose Beatrice Allen a.k.a Lily Allen (born 2 May 1985) this British lass who churns out shockingly frank songs. Also interesting is that she is a self built artist, Allen created an account on MySpace and began posting demos in November 2005, from there onwards she became hot stuff! Allen’s songs have been downloaded from her MySpace page 19 million times. As of 9 February 2009, Allen had 448,000 MySpace friends. She was the fifth most popular musical act of 2008, according to the social networking site. Continue reading

International Internship Program 2010 About The May 18 Memorial Foundation

The May 18 Memorial Foundation was founded by Gwangju citizens, sympathetic Koreans overseas and individuals who believe it’s important to keep the ideas and memories of the 1980 May 18 Gwangju Democratic Uprising alive. Please visit http://518.org/eng for more details about the foundation work. Continue reading

Habermas dan Iran

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Bila kita bercakap tentang Iran dan Jürgen Habermas, kita harus memanggil beberapa sejarah.Sejarah pertama, tradisi intelektual moden Iran. Dalam sejarahnya, Iran tak seperti nengara muslim yang lain, mereka telah mengalami benturan intelektual yang sekian lama, dan lebih hangat. Ini dapat dilihat dari sosok seperti Jamaluddin al-Afghani, Jalal al-e Ahmad, Sadegh Hedayat, Ahmad Khasravi, Mehdi Bazargan, dll. Dari mereka ini, wacana antara tradisi dan modeniti, antara konservatif dan liberal, telah berantaian demikian lamanya. Continue reading

Alone in History

I have been running all my life,

Running from dreams,

Avoiding hopes,

Escaping from the future,

Hiding from the present

Lost in history, Continue reading

Flesh, machines and Understanding

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Bagaimana sesuatu fenomena harus ditakrifkan? Atau difahami? Semua fenomena membawa pemahaman tertentu. Sekiranya gambar di atas diperhatikan, secara keseluruhannya apa yang dapat difahami adalah proses modernisasi dan perkembangan masyarakat manusia. Gambar tersebut memerangkap keadaan semasa sesuatu tempat dan masa, ruang dan waktu. Pemerangkapan sesuatu fenomena yang terdapat dalam gambar tesebut menyedarkan kita tentang keadaan-semasa, dan bagaimana keadaan-semasa dibentuk masa-dahulu. Oleh itu apa yang diperhatikan adalah keadaan-semasa yang melambangkan kemajuan kerana perbezaan dengan apa yang berlaku atau keadaan pada masa-dahulu. Continue reading