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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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The Star Gazer Stars At TIME Gala

The Star Gazer Stars At TIME Gala

Rediff.com26 Apr 2024

At this year's TIME ball in New York City on Thursday, April 25, you would have run into a Coimbatore-born American scientist, looking lovely in Sabyasachi Mukherjee designer finery, who would most likely have been hanging out with Dua Lipa.

'Insurance companies will make a killing'

'Insurance companies will make a killing'

Rediff.com24 Apr 2024

'I can feel the master's pain, because he must be sitting there and cursing and saying, 'Why was I born?''

'Indian crews are very good'

'Indian crews are very good'

Rediff.com23 Apr 2024

'Indians are basically liked because they are educated, they are intelligent.'

Scoop: Was Prince Andrew Really Guilty?

Scoop: Was Prince Andrew Really Guilty?

Rediff.com17 Apr 2024

Scoop seems like they conclude he is but Vaihayasi Pande Daniel recommends that you watch the film to find out for yourselves.

Leo Varadkar, The PM Who Likes Jalebis

Leo Varadkar, The PM Who Likes Jalebis

Rediff.com5 Apr 2024

'When my father travelled 5,000 miles to build a new home in Ireland, I doubt he ever dreamed that his son would one day grow up to become its leader.' Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com profiles Dr Leo Varadkar who will step down as Ireland's taoiseach (prime minister) next week.

Why This Lawyer Made The CJI Proud

Why This Lawyer Made The CJI Proud

Rediff.com27 Mar 2024

'The most powerful lesson I have learned is to observe discipline, always show up and work hard enough if you have the will to win.'

'General Zia was real startled'

'General Zia was real startled'

Rediff.com21 Mar 2024

'But he was very quick and did a very stylish adab.' 'Of course, I didn't expect him to hug.'

When I Met India's First Miss World

When I Met India's First Miss World

Rediff.com22 Feb 2024

Miss World 2024 will be crowned in India soon. Long before Aishwarya Rai and Priyanka Chopra, Yukta Mukhey and Diana Hayden, a beautiful woman from Bombay was crowned Miss World. In 1966. Reita Faria was India's first Miss World. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/ Rediff.com met the 80 year old in Dublin recently, still as elegant, still as attractive as she was all those years ago.

'You can't experience India without experiencing its food'

'You can't experience India without experiencing its food'

Rediff.com8 Feb 2024

'My God, we could win half the world over just by our food alone.'

'My mum was worried I was going to be killed'

'My mum was worried I was going to be killed'

Rediff.com21 Dec 2023

'They had been locked up for 17 days and the door was opened and they're like, 'We're not going on one of these stretcher things. We're out of here'!' 'Then someone says, 'They're all out!' 'They are all safe?' 'Yes, they're all safe'.' 'I am like aaaaahhh. I cried happy tears.'

'Things are done in India that look chaotic. But it's not chaotic at all'

'Things are done in India that look chaotic. But it's not chaotic at all'

Rediff.com21 Dec 2023

'I've never seen such cooperation before. Problem solving. Everyone working together. And truthful.' 'Someone from the prime minister's office was there the entire time, at the table, one of the team.' 'Now you have to figure out how to get them out. And I'm just gonna sit here patiently.' 'But if you annoy me, I could actually ruin the whole game for you and for the people in here, which is the avalanche'.

The Crown Review: Appropriate Finale

The Crown Review: Appropriate Finale

Rediff.com19 Dec 2023

After the debacle of the first episodes of Season 6, the latter half give an even-handed treatment to intriguing not-so-well-known events of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, observes Vaihayasi Pande Daniel.

'We're going to bring these kids home'

'We're going to bring these kids home'

Rediff.com14 Dec 2023

'I would put my hand in the ground and have a little listen to what the mountain was doing.' 'Actually, it was still collapsing.' 'And there was a very real possibility that at some stage, without warning, the collapse could continue -- and continue across us, the people who were doing the rescue and also across to the men on the other side, who were being rescued.'

'Chandrayaan demonstrates the skill of India, and its people'

'Chandrayaan demonstrates the skill of India, and its people'

Rediff.com8 Dec 2023

'ISRO's style is a terrific example of being able to survive, acknowledge failures, and then most importantly of all, learn from them to ensure that subsequent missions are successful.'

'We are looking at flying an Indian into space'

'We are looking at flying an Indian into space'

Rediff.com8 Dec 2023

'It's vital that over the next 10 years, that India, the US and the Artemis Accords family of nations come together to ensure that we not only return humanity to the moon, but that we build the technology that will allow us stay there permanently.' 'And then go on to Mars.'

The Crown Has Lost Its Way

The Crown Has Lost Its Way

Rediff.com21 Nov 2023

Was descending into the telling of only Diana's tale in four long, slightly-draggy soap-opera-ish episodes of the last season the original premise of The Crown? asks Vaihayasi Pande Daniel.

'Air pollution can lead to cancer'

'Air pollution can lead to cancer'

Rediff.com17 Nov 2023

'If you keep on irritating the body by allowing all kinds of pollutants to get into it, the body cells are going to get irritated and cancer will come.'

'Air Pollution Leads To Type 2 Diabetes'

'Air Pollution Leads To Type 2 Diabetes'

Rediff.com17 Nov 2023

'Pollution acts as an endocrine disruptor.' 'When it acts as an endocrine disruptor it has an effect on the endocrine system of the human body and the effect on the pancreas is an important one.' 'The way you get type two diabetes is due to two defects.' 'One is the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin.' 'The other physiological defect is insulin resistance.'

'She called to say goodbye'

'She called to say goodbye'

Rediff.com23 Oct 2023

'We could hear from the phone the bombing and the shooting and the Arab screaming.'

''Madam, we want to salute you with flowers and cake'

''Madam, we want to salute you with flowers and cake'

Rediff.com11 Oct 2023

'Society deals with you the way they do, or forms an opinion, depending on if your family is with you every step of the way.'

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