Neha Pushkarna

Neha Pushkarna

Neha Pushkarna deputises at Hindustan Times’ Delhi bureau, setting up the morning news cycle digitally before shifting gears later in the day to plan and rewrite stories for the newspaper. She writes on education.

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Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar speaks during an interview with Hindustan Times at Haryana Bhawan, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar speaks during an interview with Hindustan Times at Haryana Bhawan, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Exclusive: Gurugram will be super smart, says Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar

By Neha Pushkarna | Gurugram, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 09:20 AM IST
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar shares his government’s plans for one of India’s fastest-growing urban sprawls that has its share of problems but the promise of an even brighter tomorrow.
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Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s memoir Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life will be released at the Jaipur Literature Festival on January 27.(Arvind Yadav /HT archive)
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s memoir Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life will be released at the Jaipur Literature Festival on January 27.(Arvind Yadav /HT archive)

‘The Dec 16 horror left me frustrated’: Excerpts from Sheila Dikshit’s memoir

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2018 09:48 AM IST
In her memoir Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life, Sheila Dikshit traces her life in the capital, her plans to develop it into a modern city, CWG and life after losing Delhi.
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Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit at her residence in New Delhi on Friday.(HT File Photo)
Former Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit at her residence in New Delhi on Friday.(HT File Photo)

Why Congress lost Delhi, Sheila Dikshit reveals in autobiography

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2018 10:55 AM IST
Sheila Dikshit in her new autobiography reveals how Delhiites support to Aam Aadmi Party was one of the key factors that led to the Congress being voted out in Delhi elections
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Indian Air Force's aircrafts fly past the Parliament House during a full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Indian Air Force's aircrafts fly past the Parliament House during a full dress rehearsal for Republic Day parade.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

This Gandhi Jayanti, we follow trail of the Mahatma’s statues in Delhi NCR

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2016 11:06 AM IST
October 2 is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti all over India, and is a national holiday. Ahead of this year’s celebrations,w e bring you a trail of the Gandhi statues across Delhi and NCR.
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Parents along with their children at an interactive session with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on the nursery admission process.(Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
Parents along with their children at an interactive session with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on the nursery admission process.(Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)

Our struggle for an education: Delhi’s great nursery admission mess

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2016 07:30 PM IST
If Delhi can have world-class state-sponsored colleges, why not schools? And with a budget that saw 106% jump last year, and a government that claims education is a priority, it looks all the more possible writes Neha Pushkarna
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Parents and guardians of children submitting nursery admission forms in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/ HT file photo)
Parents and guardians of children submitting nursery admission forms in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/ HT file photo)

Nursery admissions: What HC order on management quota means

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2016 06:47 PM IST
On January 6 this year, Delhi government identified and scrapped 62 such parameters based on which schools were selecting students for admission.
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Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung with his cat Munna at Raj Niwas. Jung, who spent a considerable period of his life in Daryaganj, recalls riding through Old Delhi’s lanes on his motorcycle, drinking water off the tap and playing football with his milkman. Behind Jung is a masnad (carpet) given to his family by the Mughals (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung with his cat Munna at Raj Niwas. Jung, who spent a considerable period of his life in Daryaganj, recalls riding through Old Delhi’s lanes on his motorcycle, drinking water off the tap and playing football with his milkman. Behind Jung is a masnad (carpet) given to his family by the Mughals (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

'My generation failed Dilli-6': LG Jung reminisces about Old Delhi

By Shivani Singh and Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2015 11:53 AM IST
Born in Daryaganj in 1951, Najeeb Jung still remembers his days in Old Delhi’s winding lanes. In conversation with Shivani Singh and Neha Pushkarna, he says Dilli-6 has to be revived in the next two years
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Sewaiyyan, dates, pakora: Food biz on Ramzan high in Old Delhi

By Parvez Sultan and Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2015 11:18 AM IST
Under a net of silver confetti, 33-year-old Wasim lays out a platter of five different kinds of pakora around five every evening. As he waits for customers, often waving his red keffiyeh over the snacks, he is sure of one thing.
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This system has defeated me: Ghantewala owner

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2015 10:38 AM IST
Aromas of the Mughal era wafted through this second-floor kitchen near Fountain Chowk in Chandni Chowk for over two hundred years.
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DU's 2nd cutoff list out: Find out your options on basis of marks

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2015 07:16 PM IST
The second cutoff list of Delhi University are out. A few of you may have got a seat in a DU college while many of you are still waiting to find a course and a college that suits you. Here are a few choices.
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Meet the Delhi teacher who recycles juice and milk cartons

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2015 10:48 AM IST
Do you know that the little cartons of juice that you drink from can be recycled into notebooks, bags or even furniture? Sapna Sukul, a teacher from Vasant Kunj, found this out three years ago.
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CBSE results: 50% marks or above 90%, options galore

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, Nerw Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2015 02:19 PM IST
The CBSE results may have brought cheer to some and disappointment to others but there are options for everyone. You can easily find a course and a college that suits you. Here are a few choices.
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Delhiites power their own homes

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2015 01:02 AM IST
Anyone with a sunlit terrace and the right to access it can mount the solar panels. There are two ways of doing it — either purchasing a plant or involving a third party that will set up the system on your roof-top and give you the solar power at a reduced rate.
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Clean India drive lands in a dump in the Capital

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2015 01:21 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had walked on the Delhi streets, wielding a broom on October 2 last year. The PM wanted to bring about a change and wielded the broom to mark the start of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan — a social movement that would free the country of garbage, filth and help it embrace cleanliness.
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A man's search for a lost Rolex watch gifted to him by his wife

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2015 01:17 AM IST
When Douglas L came to Delhi this time, he had a Rolex on his wrist. Two weeks later, he is struggling to find it. While travelling in an auto from GK Enclave to Kailash Colony last Wednesday, the 45-year-old publisher from south China had slipped it into his pocket. That was the last time he saw it.
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No-fail policy in govt schools under scanner

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2015 01:21 PM IST
Govt wants policy restricted to Class III, teachers say rule creating academically weak generation.
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Where spycams are a fad: Delhi grows into Republic of Sting

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2015 11:16 AM IST
If you thought sting operations were the exclusive domain of journalists, whistleblowers and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members, think again. Be it women facing harassment at work or simply an aam aadmi trying to expose corruption, more and more Delhiites are relying on spycams to ‘make their case’.
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In Delhi, women are still tortured for giving birth to girls

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2015 04:21 PM IST
Sweets if it’s a boy. But faces hang when a girl is born. That’s how an attendant at a government hospital describes the arrival of a newborn in Delhi.
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Govt. Co-ed senior secondary school Sonia Vihar in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 15, 2016. (Photo by Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)(HT file photo)
Govt. Co-ed senior secondary school Sonia Vihar in New Delhi, India, on Friday, July 15, 2016. (Photo by Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)(HT file photo)

A history of abuse: When students attacked teachers in Delhi schools

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2016 11:59 AM IST
A class IX boy thrashed his principal on the school premises in Tughlakabad last month. He broke the computers, smashed a television and vandalised the furniture besides leaving the principal bleeding behind the ear. The student had been rusticated last November for indiscipline but his terror still loomed large in school.
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Humour mongers who tickled the funny bone during poll season

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2015 01:19 PM IST
The recent Lok Sabha and the assembly polls have managed to tickle the funny bone of India with a spate of circulated jokes. Be it the antics of the Mufflerman or the goof-ups of the ‘Aunty’, the RajnikanthModi spat or a party scion dying to watch Doraemon, every joke went viral in no time.
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Short but acrimonious campaign: Poll lexicon plumbs new depths

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2015 07:54 AM IST
The slugfest started with haramzadon in December, gathered pace through a splattering of dharnebaaz, upadravi, chor and bazaru before hitting the mat with bhagoda.
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Campaign solutions bring Delhi’s poll pot to a boil

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2015 02:26 AM IST
An outsourcing overdrive has taken over the Delhi poll scenario as candidates pressed for time by the shortened campaign period have taken a leaf out of Narendra Modi’s election book to hire specialists to keep them a step ahead of their rivals.
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Lights, march-past, action: The story behind the R-Day parade

By Neha Pushkarna | None, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2015 02:23 AM IST
Lights, march-past, action: The story behind the R-Day parade
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Obama coming, fewer R-Day tickets for public this year

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2015 11:24 AM IST
The defence ministry has decided to reduce the number of Republic Day tickets — from 32,000 to 19,000— to be sold to the general public this year.
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It's no rocket science: Here's a Vedic add-on for speed maths

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2015 02:04 AM IST
Away from the religious brush it is often painted with, Vedic Maths has followers across the globe and it could become the biggest Indian gift to the world other than yoga and curries.
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Parents attempt to marry 13-yr-olds to save on dowry

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2014 11:00 PM IST
A 13-year-old girl about to be married to a boy of the same age was rescued by a team of social workers and Delhi Police recently from Bhanwar Singh Camp near Vasant Vihar.
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When schools become money-spinning machines

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2015 05:00 PM IST
Balance sheets of several private unaided schools accessed through RTI revealed that they had not even spent 10% of their revenues on teachers’ salary.
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Harassed by strangers, many women remain scarred for life

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2014 12:37 AM IST
Fear of strangers is something women in the city never get rid of. These random strangers leave women terrified and sometimes scarred for life by groping, chasing and even feeling them up in public spaces.
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Nothing's changed: 2 years after the Dec 16 gangrape, women still feel unsafe in Delhi

By Neha Pushkarna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2015 03:19 PM IST
It has been exactly two years after the incident —when a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally gang-raped on a moving bus in south Delhi — that shook the city and the entire nation, but women in the Capital say that nothing has changed even today.
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