A Face in the Crowd

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is ‘A Face in the Crowd’ and the topic brought to my mind a myriad pictures I clicked in different parts of Vietnam, just for the love of the conical leaf hats (nón lá) and out of respect  for the strong women here. Whenever I photograph them, I feel that I’mContinue reading “A Face in the Crowd”

The iconic Non La, the conical hat of Vietnam

Áo dài (the long silk dress), the conical hat nón lá, and don ganh tre/quang ganh (the bamboo shoulder pole with baskets on either side) are the symbols of quintessential Vietnam. Non la is an integral part of the daily life of Vietnamese people, especially the hard working women. It is most commonly used by farmers,vendors,Continue reading “The iconic Non La, the conical hat of Vietnam”

Glimpses of Vietnam-a second part to Street Cries!

Sarojini Naidu’s ‘Street Cries’  comes alive again; this time in Vietnam. Happy to share some of the street scenes here. Glimpses of the face of Vietnam…images of hard working, diligent, industrious women of this country along with the beautiful lines of the ‘Nightingale of India’, Sarojini Naidu.     ‘Street Cries’- A poem by SarojiniContinue reading “Glimpses of Vietnam-a second part to Street Cries!”