Wistful recallings of Ha Noi, 30 years ago
Two books and an exhibition give readers the opportunity to visit a time marked by scarcity and long periods of waiting in queues. Nostalgic Hanoians remember that things were more equal then, Nguyen My Ha reports.
The Hole We Are In
In my mind I pictured the river with Tri's motorised boat. Tri and his boat were something on my conscience. Tri made his boat, which was like the main character in a tragedy play. It was like an old leaf, so delicate, but the man was more than that.
Ha Noi banh my has its own following
While HCM City and Hoi An seem to hog all the banh my attention, Ha Noi does not lag behind. It hosts several establishments that regular clients swear by, Ha Nguyen reports.
Masks reveal artist's passion for tuong
Folk art has long been a passion for La Hung, but it was only when he began adding to his performances by painting masks on artists' faces that he realised that he'd carved out a niche for himself.
Doyens nurture their ethnic traditions
Well into the autumn of their lives, ethnic minority artists in Tuyen Quang Province are tireless when it comes to preserving and promoting the cultural and traditional values that are specific to their communities. Quang Dan reports.
The power of advertising has been well recognised, but it's not every day that advertising causes family conflict. I wouldn't know it could, had I not myself experienced this with my mother.
Half of the married women in Viet Nam experience domestic violence and sexual abuse at some point of their lives. Nguyen Minh Huong finds that most cases of violence against women are not investigated, let alone effectively prosecuted.
Actress by ‘mistake' eyes ‘wrong' roles
After the big success of TV series Tuoi Thanh Xuan (Forever Young), a Viet Nam-South Korea production, Tran Nha Phuong is part of a joint project between Viet Nam Television (VTV) and Japan's TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System).
Chilled Coconut Wasabi Prawns with Cucumber and Dill Salsa, Mascarpone Cocktail Sauce and Avocado Puree
This week's recipe is special because of the cucumber and dill salsa, mascarpone cocktail sauce and avocado puree that accompany the chilled coconut wasabi prawns.
Children all over Viet Nam are out of school and excited about the upcoming summer. While many in urban areas have numerous places to play, kids in outlying districts have fewer choices.
As I write this, I am in a semi-panic because my golf swing is in pieces after trying to regain my ability to drive the golf ball long and accurately.
Wistful recallings of Ha Noi, 30 years ago
Wistful recallings of Ha Noi, 30 years ago

Two books and an exhibition give readers the opportunity to visit a time marked by scarcity and long periods of waiting in queues. Nostalgic Hanoians remember that things were more equal then, Nguyen My Ha reports.

The Hole We Are In
The Hole We Are In

In my mind I pictured the river with Tri's motorised boat. Tri and his boat were something on my conscience. Tri made his boat, which was like the main character in a tragedy play. It was like an old leaf, so delicate, but the man was more than that.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.