Abigail Limuria on Empowering Indonesian Women

By: Felicia Widjaya With her petite figure hunched over a laptop at the side table of a bustling cafe in Jakarta, Abigail Limuria may look just like a college student. Yet the impact of her work surpasses a typical school assignment. Lalita Project was hatched inside a dorm room in Biola University by Abigail and […]

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Giri Kuncoro on Leaving Silicon Valley and Building the Tech System in Indonesia

By: Felicia Widjaya With two patents under his name and a senior role at Gojek, Giri Kuncoro has a long list of achievements. After graduating from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Giri worked in Japan for Toshiba corporation and New York for GE Digital. He continued his […]

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Emily Jaury

By: Joy Harjanto At just 20, Emily Jaury channeled her love for online shopping by starting an online store with her best friend, Dewi Purwati. That was five years ago. Today, Love and Flair is a retail and lifestyle brand carrying around 100 Indonesian brands. Though Emily studied business in college and did internships in […]

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Editor’s Note #4

Dear Readers, When we started Paradigma, we interviewed individuals who chose to start their careers abroad after university. For our “Coming Home” series, we’re sharing another perspective: stories of individuals who chose to come back home to Indonesia to pursue their careers.  Our interviewees range from those starting their own businesses to those who aim […]

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Ada Apa Dengan Indonesia?

With the current situation happening in Indonesia now, we aim to shed light on the complexity of the issues. As students who are pursuing our studies overseas, it’s easy to lose touch on the current social, political, and environmental climateat home. We ask Margianta, ambassador of One Young World and founder of Emancipate Indonesia, three […]

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Stereotypes: Chasing Your Passion

For many of us, chasing your passion is a trade-off for practicality. If society deems your passion as practical, you may have avoided this dilemma. But most of us reach a point where we are faced with two seemingly conflicting options: be practical or chase your passion. “Chasing your passion is impractical” is a stereotype […]

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