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Vaihayasi Pande Daniel

Editorial Director Vaihayasi Pande Daniel has reported on news, business, travel and lifestyle for 30 years.
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You can e-mail the author at haysidaniel@rediffmail.com

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'Oh my god, you still have this!'

'Oh my god, you still have this!'

Rediff.com21 Apr 2023

'His expression was like a million dollars!'

'I told them India was like a giant jumbo jet. It would take off slowly and be unstoppable'

'I told them India was like a giant jumbo jet. It would take off slowly and be unstoppable'

Rediff.com10 Jan 2023

This doctor couple put their faith in India. And in return India has put faith in them.

When R K Krishna Kumar Spoke To Rediff

When R K Krishna Kumar Spoke To Rediff

Rediff.com2 Jan 2023

Few people know Ratan Tata as well as R K Krishna Kumar does. Widely perceived to be among the managers closest to Tata, Krishna Kumar assesses Ratan Tata, the man and business leader, in this exclusive interview to Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel.

Harry & Meghan Part 2 Review: Diana All Over Again

Harry & Meghan Part 2 Review: Diana All Over Again

Rediff.com19 Dec 2022

Harry & Meghan, Vaihayasi Pande Daniel realises, is just a sequel to Diana's Story.

Harry & Meghan Review: Unusual And Engaging

Harry & Meghan Review: Unusual And Engaging

Rediff.com12 Dec 2022

There is something very compelling about the story Harry and Meghan have been telling through the first three parts of this limited series, feels Vaihayasi Pande Daniel.

'Indrani was very angry'

'Indrani was very angry'

Rediff.com30 Nov 2022

'At any point did you find out why Sheena had not disclosed her true relationship with Indrani?' Rahul: 'Sheena had told me as her grandparents were dependent on Indrani financially (and if she told the truth) her grandparents would suffer.' 'She had slapped Sheena the night before which she was very not happy about.'

'You are aware Sheena is alive'

'You are aware Sheena is alive'

Rediff.com29 Nov 2022

I don't think Rahul Mukerjea once referred to Sheena as killed or murdered and always referred to it as her disappearance. It felt like he still used the word 'disappear' because killed had a finality to it that he didn't want to face.

'Jewellery worth Rs 24-25 crores was transferred'

'Jewellery worth Rs 24-25 crores was transferred'

Rediff.com25 Nov 2022

Indrani was spiritedly telegraphing details of the jewellery from the back of the court...

Does Rahul Wonder If Sheena Is Really Dead?

Does Rahul Wonder If Sheena Is Really Dead?

Rediff.com24 Nov 2022

All along, Rahul, right till today 10 years later, hung onto his gut feeling that something surely had happened to Sheena.

When Rahul Saw Sheena For The Last Time

When Rahul Saw Sheena For The Last Time

Rediff.com22 Nov 2022

A yellow-sari daintily clad Indrani was beaming broadly and it seemed like for the first time, for her, Rahul had done something right. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel reports from the Sheena Bora Murder Trial.

And Indrani snorted in laughter...

And Indrani snorted in laughter...

Rediff.com20 Nov 2022

When a trial for a murder is going on -- with no end in sight -- more than ten years after the crime took place, it will not feel like the murder happened yesterday.

'Rishi you are going to be something one day'

'Rishi you are going to be something one day'

Rediff.com29 Oct 2022

'Rishi is brought up with Indian values -- Indian qualities like respect our parents, respect our uncles -- but he is more British.'

Test Your Big Cat IQ

Test Your Big Cat IQ

Rediff.com13 Oct 2022

Do you know the differences between the cheetah and the leopard?

The Indrani Vs Rahul Face Off

The Indrani Vs Rahul Face Off

Rediff.com7 Oct 2022

Rahul knew this was coming. That 'dirt' would be dug up.

A Sad Day For Rahul Mukerjea In Court

A Sad Day For Rahul Mukerjea In Court

Rediff.com5 Oct 2022

Indrani laughed loudly. She looked like the cat that got the cream, smiling gaily. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel reports from the Sheena Bora murder trial.

Yash-Jignesh Patel's Giant Tribute To Queen

Yash-Jignesh Patel's Giant Tribute To Queen

Rediff.com21 Sep 2022

'Queen's mural is going to stay here for years and years to come.'

'Cyrus was an extremely, extremely, humble person'

'Cyrus was an extremely, extremely, humble person'

Rediff.com13 Sep 2022

'Cyrus was also generous, hospitable, sharing of whatever he had.' 'He never ever acted like the inheritor of great wealth.'

'Cyrus was always looking at trying to improve himself'

'Cyrus was always looking at trying to improve himself'

Rediff.com7 Sep 2022

'He wanted to learn all the time.'

Cyrus Mistry: 'A man of undiluted goodness'

Cyrus Mistry: 'A man of undiluted goodness'

Rediff.com6 Sep 2022

'The main thing Cyrus left is to tell us that you can be a business leader by being good.' 'He practiced that in all of his dealings, in all of his decisions -- in the way he thought, the way he behaved and indeed as he spoke.'

The protector of women from breast cancer

The protector of women from breast cancer

Rediff.com11 Jun 2022

'Having dedicated my life towards improving breast healthcare in my motherland. I shall continue to work with rock-solid determination following this "chosen" path.'

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