One of the benefits of living in a tropical country are the dramatic summer thunderstorms, sometimes with only a few drops of rain. This is what I witnessed on a recent evening in Hanoi. I heard the thunder off in the distance and went outside to enjoy the show. It's what's known as heat lightning. … Continue reading A Storm Without Rain
This expanded version of an essay I wrote last month was published by Soha.vn in its new WOW VIETNAM series. The translation of the title, 'Niềm tự hào Ấn Độ' trên vỉa hè Hà Nội is 'Pride of India' on the sidewalks of Hanoi. Here's the teaser: All a tree requires is that we create … Continue reading Miracles in Our Midst: An Ode to the Trees of Hanoi
Looking down on the trees in question. Photo taken on 6 May 2021 by MAA. I have felt a connection to trees and plants, a reverence for all living beings, truth be told, since my first memories. I am also prone to making a note of everything in my surroundings, ranging from the good and … Continue reading Miracles in Our Midst: It’s Giant Crape Myrtle Time!