The Enigma of Burning Yourself Alive

The Enigma of Burning Yourself Alive

In Ben Arous, Tunisia, Tarek-el Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi stood in front of the local governor’s office after a policewoman confiscated his fruit cart and also gave him a beating. What came next ...
A Tale of the Meme Generation

A Tale of the Meme Generation

With just a click away, we can learn something new and explore the vast data the internet has to offer. From Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, facts about Borobudur Temple, to lessons ...
Sword to the Stomach: Seppuku and the Case of Altruistic Suicide

Sword to the Stomach: Seppuku and the Case of Altruistic Suicide

If you ever watched a samurai film , you probably would have seen harakiri - a suicide act by thrusting a dagger or short sword to oneself for the purpose of retaining ...
The Freedom of Taking Your Own Life

The Freedom of Taking Your Own Life

Suicide stories surround me everywhere – my colleague, two sisters in Bandung, a broken hearted man who filmed it live, a local social media celebrity, to international artists that surprises the whole ...