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Yojana Yadav is senior news editor at Hindustan Times, Chandigarh. She oversees the production of HT editions for states north of Delhi. She’s been with HT since 2003. During her two-decade-long career, she’s worked at The Tribune, Chandigarh; PTI, Delhi; and TOI, Ahmedabad.

  • Mar 25, 2017 20:47
    Patiala grows a secret in its backyard. Tucked away a few metres from the highway to Malerkotla and Samana are farms of three national-award winning floriculturists that offer a breathtaking view of acres and acres of flowers in all hues, shapes and... read more
  • Mar 20, 2017 11:11
    Keeping tabs on power politics in Punjab, Haryana,Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. read more
  • Jan 28, 2017 20:05
    Congress and SAD responsible for sacrilege in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal’. Read that again. No, the SAD president was not being self-aware! It was a spelling error in the press release sent by his party to journalists after his rally in Bhucho Mandi segment... read more
  • Jan 28, 2017 11:26
    Cutting across generations and professions, 80 women, many of them first-time voters, who gathered at Government College for Girls in Ludhiana at the HT Conclave on ‘What Women Voters Want’, on a sunny Friday afternoon , spoke in one voice on safety... read more
  • Oct 04, 2016 13:27
    It’s 5.25am and the sun is yet to wake up. But that doesn’t deter the 50-odd yogis of Panchkula’s Sector 12 from heading to the neighbourhood park for their daily yoga routine. read more
  • Jul 03, 2016 09:56
    They were born during World War I. They stepped into adulthood as India won its third hockey gold at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. In their prime, they saw World War II. They bore the pangs of Partition as India and Pakistan became two nations in 194... read more
  • May 28, 2016 11:13
    Thousands of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students swayed between anxiety, curiosity and nervousness hours before their Class 10 board examinations results were declared on Saturday. read more
  • May 22, 2016 11:20
    No matter that she’s actually a daughter, she is their son. Look, they wanted a son, and took the risk of the mother’s life to have her. She, therefore, has to be a son. And that’s how you use one of the most modern scientific procedures — in-vitro fertilisation... read more
  • May 21, 2016 22:24
    Elderly couples, some of whom are well into their 60s and 70s, are having babies via IVF. Are doctors pushing the limits when it comes to IVF in women over 50? read more
  • May 15, 2016 10:12
    A slow and silent social change is unfolding in the homes of elderly childless couples in rural Haryana and Punjab. To save their property, farmers are turning to a gynaecological procedure, becoming parents in their late seventies and early eighties.... read more
  • Mar 08, 2016 11:44
    ‘Break the silence, report crime against women. Call 1091,’ reads the poster, drawn by a school student, just above the corridor that leads to the three lockups guarded by woman cops in Panchkula district’s Mahila Police Station. read more
  • Dec 28, 2015 11:02
    Santa was at the Hindustan Times, Mohali, office this Christmas. No, he didn’t land his sleigh on our roof straight from North Pole, though the office is on the flight path. Neither did he roll down unseen from the chimney because there couldn’t be a... read more
  • Nov 24, 2015 15:42
    While the tall and beautiful Sonam Kapoor chose an elegant grey figure-hugging dress with a front knot paired with a pair of black leggings for Monday evening’s Hindustan Times panel discussion on ‘Is it the best time to be young in India?’ read more
  • Nov 24, 2015 12:53
    Social activist and BJP’s Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi admits politics is a dirty game that will take decades to clean up in India. read more
  • Sep 27, 2015 09:46
    The last Sunday of September is celebrated as Daughter’s Day. Today also happens to be World Heart Day. What a lovely coincidence because a daughter is someone you love with all your heart. Ask parents and they will admit that in the heart of hearts... read more
  • Jun 04, 2015 09:04
    My first Maggi was in Pune in 1983. I remember riding the bicycle to a neighbourhood store with six empty packets of the instant noodles firmly latched on to the carrier to claim a lemon yellow Maggi T-shirt. read more
  • Mar 24, 2015 12:06
    This morning, I overheard two two-legged friends at Sukhna Lake talking about the Chandigarh administration’s recent decision to set up a memorial to my feathered friends who were mercilessly culled on December 18 last year after reports of a bird flu... read more
  • Mar 09, 2015 11:41
    The kite struggled to break free. Caught in the wires, it tugged hard as its long tail flapped in the wind. Hours later, when the wind gave way to rain, it fluttered on despite being soaked, hoping against hope that it would be free to fly once agai... read more
  • Feb 19, 2015 08:19
    \"I don\'t look sweet, do I?\" my 14-year-old son asked as we were racing against time to catch the school bus at 7am. Caught off guard, I answered with a question, \"Why? What happened?\" \"Nothing, someone told me that a girl in our maths tuition thinks... read more
  • Feb 09, 2015 12:51
    It’s somewhere in the middle that one realises the ending matters more than the beginning. Whether it’s a story, a movie, a season, a race, a relationship or life in general, it’s the ending that matters. It’s to this end that we should strive for a... read more
  • Dec 28, 2014 09:30
    They called me a rebel without a cause, or was it one without a pause? I guess they were right either way. Today, if I live to tell you the story of my kind, it’s only because I’m one of a kind. I’m a goose. Yes, one of those domesticated geese at Sukhna... read more
  • Dec 19, 2014 11:39
    Three decades back, the closest a child got to Terror was when he was caught doing mischief by an elder or stuck in a dark cinema hall watching a film where the villain seemed all powerful. The way out of the crisis was to say a silent prayer, and it... read more
  • Sep 29, 2014 14:29
    Not so long ago, the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali was labelled a safe haven for retirees. Youngsters would lament the lack of nightlife and “happening” joints, while senior citizens enjoyed top quality of life with all amenities, particularly... read more
  • Sep 26, 2014 10:34
    Reaching Mars is easier than ensuring a toilet in every home in India! This world, or should we say the universe, is full of ironies. On Wednesday morning, while half of the nation of a billion plus waited with bated breath as MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission)... read more
  • Sep 22, 2014 10:20
    “Hey, what happened? You look like Santa Claus,” she blurted out as she ran into an old friend (pun unintended) at the school parent-teacher meeting. Suddenly conscious about her coloured hair, she bit her lip and hoped she hadn’t offended him in jest.... read more
  • Aug 18, 2014 12:28
    What’s so beautiful about Chandigarh? That’s what many commuters seem to wonder as they patiently negotiate potholes and bumpy stretches while crawling through haphazard traffic on entering the city via Zirakpur. Writes Yojana Yadav. read more
  • Aug 06, 2014 08:08
    The acacia tree (kikar) in the neighbourhood is in full bloom. It stands bent, perhaps to watch its yellow, sweet-scented tufts lying strewn on the rain-swept road. The drizzle subsides and morning walkers hit the stretch. Writes Yojna Yadav. read more
  • Mar 09, 2014 22:22
    Two-time Ambala Congress MP Kumari Selja, 51, has left her constituency disappointed. Several development projects, including ones that she had initiated in her earlier Lok Sabha term, remain in limbo due to her political differences with Haryana chief... read more
  • Feb 27, 2014 23:34
    When Congress MP Santosh Chowdhary, 69, was inducted as the union minister of state for health in the Manmohan Singh cabinet last summer, many believed her candidature for the Hoshiarpur seat was certain. But in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections... read more
  • Jan 16, 2013 10:20
    It\'s been a week since an Indian soldier was beheaded and another murdered by Pakistani perpetrators. Rumbles of revenge in a disciplined force such as the army, cries of the humiliated family, voices of angry citizens, shouts of right-wingers and the... read more
  • Jan 14, 2012 13:01
    On one side is a confident yet anxious Congress MLA Razia Sultana, taking her third shot at power; on the other, SAD-BJP nominee Farzana Nissara Khatoon, whose campaign is being shrewdly managed by her husband and former Punjab DGP. Yojana Yadav rep... read more
  • Feb 11, 2008 21:59
    Seven months on, the Hawaiian holiday is fresh in the mind, more for the trip to the smoking caldera of the Kilauea volcano and the legend of Pele, writes Yojana Yadav. read more
  • Oct 21, 2006 01:25
    CHIEF MINISTER Mulayam Singh Yadav has assured that he would try his best to help the Isabella Thoburn College get the status of deemed university. He said once the local bodies election was over, he would seriously pursue the matter and try to fulfill... read more