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Sunday Long Reads: How does literature fuel our wanderlust?

December 15, 2019 4:06 pm

How do readers travel the world? Do they go to new places, looking to retrace the adventures of their favourite literary characters? Are their perceptions of those places shaped by their reading? From tracing Goethe’s footsteps in Rome to seeking Octavio Paz in Mexico City, this issue looks at literary journeys and how they fuel our wanderlust. First up, Armistead Maupin’s San Francisco, which, like a declaration of love, allows you to reinvent yourself, no justifications needed

Revolutionary Road

December 15, 2019 8:16 am

Like the history of the land, like Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer, learning to let go in Hanoi.

Vietnam considers evacuation of 14,000 households in Hanoi after heavy rains

July 31, 2018 6:26 pm

Rains have raised the water level at the Bui River, 20 km (12 miles) from downtown Hanoi, to an "alarming level", and threaten nearby villages, the Hanoi People's Committee said in a statement published on its website on Tuesday.

2 bloggers arrested for taking on Vietnam government

May 06, 2014 12:02 pm

Dissident bloggers are accused of violating Article 258, which carries a maximum seven-years jail sentence.

Briefly World:Vietnam to fine people for critical Facebook posts

November 29, 2013 2:08 am

Vietnam has intensified a crackdown on online dissent for anybody critical of the government on Facebook.

Countering China: Vietnam offers five blocks to India on nomination basis

November 21, 2013 2:16 am

Hanoi has offered India five exploratory blocks to ensure New Delhi’s presence in countering China’s enormous economic influence.

Getting real with Hanoi

November 19, 2013 12:57 am

India’s ties with Vietnam must break with the sentimentalism of the past.

India extends visa on arrival to four more Asean states to boost tourism sector

October 31, 2010 4:52 am

India agreed to extend visa on arrival facility to nationals of Cambodia,Vietnam.

US,Asian defence ministers to meet amid China tensions

October 10, 2010 1:32 pm

The ASEAN led meeting in Vietnam is in the backdrop of the worst China-Japan row.

Wedding gift for Chelsea from Hanoi

July 23, 2010 1:07 am

Chelsea Clinton’s big day may be half a world away,but that hasn’t tempered enthusiasm in Vietnam for her upcoming nuptials.