Kumar Gaurav, the second secretary at the Indian embassy in Brussels tells Rediff.com’s Vaihayasi Pande Daniel that the Belgian government has closed off its borders and shut down its entire transport system. Brussels’ transport system has gone into lockdown and foreign governments have warned their citizens to be vigilant, following three explosions – two at the airport and one at a metro station -- in the city on Tuesday, killing over 30 people and injuring 100 ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Right in the midst of bustling Kolkata lies what might be the most prominent population of Britons in India.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com walks through the South Park Street Cemetery. IMAGE: Bards, botanists, indologists, jailers, translators, diplomats, postmasters, surveyors, judges, housewives, mothers, soldiers, surgeons, teachers, bureaucrats, architects, military officials and more have their final resting place in South Park Street Cemetery. Photograph: Vaihayasi Pande ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘You could hear Prince’s influence on all of them. I could see him in a pop artist I could see him in an R&B soul artist.’ Former minister Milind Deora who in his spare time more than strums a guitar and belts out a few songs, pays tribute to Prince. One of the few Indian celebs to immediately tweet about pop star Prince’s death was Milind Deora, former minister in the United Progressive Alliance government and erstwhile member of Parliament from south Mumbai, who ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'He is London ka raja. I offered her a dosa, but she said no thanks.' 'She was elegant not just in beauty, but in heart and nature too.' 'I was awestruck to see them both. Such a handsome charming prince. And very beautiful, pretty, Kate' Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com discovers that Will and Kate collected quite a few Mumbai hearts on two sweltering days in April. IMAGE: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enter the Todi Mills Social cafe, Parel, central Mumbai. Photograph: Vaihayasi Pande ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Prince William tried his hand at Indian cookery on Monday -- but unfortunately his wife seemed less than impressed at his efforts as she refused to even try his creation. William and Kate arrived at The Social -- a café and collaborative work space -- where they met with some of Mumbai’s budding business talent and were given a chance to try out some of their new ideas. This is the royal couple’s last event in Mumbai before they head off to Delhi where they will pay tribute ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago B for Braille, D for dosa... William-Kate at the Mumbai Social Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Kate, William arrive at The Social Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
On a sultry afternoon at Mumbai’s famous Oval ground, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar bowled what was probably his slowest delivery. IMAGE: Howzzat! Sachin Tendulkar and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton enjoy while they play cricket at Mumbai's Oval Maidan. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images At the other end was Prince William, who began his visit to India on Sunday accompanied by his wife Kate. And the royal couple lost no time in charming their hosts with their warmth and ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Dr Ramchandra Siras, whose life has inspired the film Aligarh, was a man determined to be a freak in the show called Life, says Vaihayasi Pande Daniel. IMAGE: Manoj Bajpayee, right, plays Dr Ramchandra Siras, left in Aligarh. Dr Siras was not a man you forgot meeting. Sweet. Affectionate. Thoughtful. Always rather polite. What you remembered most, though, was that he struck you as a tad strange. An oddball. It was his idiosyncrasies that made him memorable. Like the sheep who had stubbornly ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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