Minnie Vaid

All stories by Minnie Vaid

A Special Place Under The Sun, And Moon!

A Special Place Under The Sun, And Moon!

Rediff.com26 Aug 2023

Even as the scientists and staff at Mission Operations Complex broke into applause, the core team members thanked all those who had worked on the mission. Quietly and without jingoistic boasting of their stupendous achievement. And that is the most remarkable aspect of ISRO -- they let their work do the talking, notes Minnie Vaid, author of Those Magnificent Women And Their Flying Machines, ISRO's Mission to Mars.

'Every soldier is important to the Olive Green family'

'Every soldier is important to the Olive Green family'

Rediff.com17 Oct 2022

As a disembodied female voice gives a stark recitation of her husband's heroic act of bravery, Archana's face does not register any emotion, it is almost blank in its stoicism. A fascinating excerpt from Minnie Vaid's new, must-read, book, Fateh.

ISRO scientists will leave their imprint on the universe

ISRO scientists will leave their imprint on the universe

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

'The unflappable temperament and nerves of steel under extreme pressure -- essential ingredients in space research -- were on full display in the rows occupied by the scientists still engrossed in their monitor screens,' says Minnie Vaid, author of Those Magnificent Women And Their Flying Machines, ISRO's Mission to Mars.

'Mars was something new for all of us...'

'Mars was something new for all of us...'

Rediff.com11 Jul 2019

'ISRO provides a very positive atmosphere. What matters here is your talent, not your gender,' says Ritu Karidhal, Deputy Operations Director, India's Mars orbital mission, Mangalyaan. A fascinating excerpt from Minnie Vaid's Those Magnificent Women And Their Flying Machines, Isro's Mission To Mars.