Yojana Yadav

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.

Articles by Yojana Yadav

Spice of life | For truth to dawn, detach and come to the centre

Of the 18 chapters, the second, Sankhya Yoga, is considered the summary of the Gita and its core theme is: Come to the centre

Krishna was born on a dark night when there was negativity everywhere but even 5,000 years on, his message for us serves as a guiding light to an inspired life. (Representative Photo/HT )
Krishna was born on a dark night when there was negativity everywhere but even 5,000 years on, his message for us serves as a guiding light to an inspired life. (Representative Photo/HT )
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 02:20 AM IST

Why be ordinary when you can become extraordinary?

International Day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21 as it’s the longest day in the northern hemisphere, and the shortest in the southern after which days become longer there

Yoga preaches wellness. It urges governments across the globe to focus on preventive health than cure. (Representational photo)
Yoga preaches wellness. It urges governments across the globe to focus on preventive health than cure. (Representational photo)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 08:53 AM IST

In conflict zone, dentists battle virus with tech

With dental treatments falling under the high-risk category for airborne infections such as Covid-19, tricity clinics are geared up with state-of-the-art protection for a safe experience

Dr JS Batth conducting a dental procedure at his clinic in Sector 5, Panchkula. (Sant Arora/HT)
Dr JS Batth conducting a dental procedure at his clinic in Sector 5, Panchkula. (Sant Arora/HT)
Published on Apr 30, 2021 01:21 AM IST
By, Panchkula

India, UK ties set to grow deeper: Andrew Ayre

Bids farewell to region with note of gratitude after four-year tenure as the British deputy high commissioner in Chandigarh

Andrew Ayre, the outgoing UK deputy high commissioner in Chandigarh , with wife Bettina and son Tobias. (HT Photo)
Andrew Ayre, the outgoing UK deputy high commissioner in Chandigarh , with wife Bettina and son Tobias. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2021 07:54 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Salute the spirit: Father turns author for Kargil War hero

Vijyant at Kargil: The Biography of a War Hero, an e-book on Capt Vijyant Thapar by his father Col VN Thapar, will be available online from May 15 evening

Captain Vijyant Thapar, a Vir Chakra awardee and fourth generation army officer, was commissioned on December 12, 1998, and joined the 2nd Rajputana Rifles in Gwalior. He was only 22 when he was martyred during the Kargil War in June 1999, having fought bravely in the crucial battles of Tololing and Knoll.(HT PHOTO)
Captain Vijyant Thapar, a Vir Chakra awardee and fourth generation army officer, was commissioned on December 12, 1998, and joined the 2nd Rajputana Rifles in Gwalior. He was only 22 when he was martyred during the Kargil War in June 1999, having fought bravely in the crucial battles of Tololing and Knoll.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 14, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By, Panchkula

Vidya Mani comes out with third book at 87

Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh releases Mani’s novel, The Last Lap, in Panchkula

Author Vidya Mani flanked by Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh (left) and Manoj Ahuja, her son-in-law who is also special director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, at the book launch in Panchkula.(HT PHOTO)
Author Vidya Mani flanked by Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh (left) and Manoj Ahuja, her son-in-law who is also special director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, at the book launch in Panchkula.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times/ Panchkula | By

Author Vidya Mani comes out with third book at 87

Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh releases her novel, The Last Lap, in Panchkula

Author Vidya Mani flanked by Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh (left) and Manoj Ahuja, her son-in-law who is also special director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, at the book launch in Panchkula on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Author Vidya Mani flanked by Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh (left) and Manoj Ahuja, her son-in-law who is also special director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, at the book launch in Panchkula on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 01, 2020 08:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By, Chandigarh

Being creative, original liberates from stress, anxiety: Yoga guru

Rajendra, who is an engineer and postgraduate in business administration, said most people, particularly parents, often mistake success for money

Australia’s leading yoga guru Rajendra Damodara Yenkannamoole imparting life skills to schoolchildren in Mohali on Wednesday.(Gurminder SIngh/HT)
Australia’s leading yoga guru Rajendra Damodara Yenkannamoole imparting life skills to schoolchildren in Mohali on Wednesday.(Gurminder SIngh/HT)
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Mohali

Words of wisdom with senior advocate ML Sarin: Value family ties more than personal and material gains

One of the early settlers of Chandigarh, senior advocate ML Sarin rejects the idea of flyovers and moots Le Corbusier’s grid transport plan and Singapore’s system of regulating entry of new vehicles as solutions to the city’s traffic problems

ML Sarin(Ravi Kumar/HT)
ML Sarin(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 09:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

On the campaign trail of Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja

Proximity to Sonia Gandhi, Dalit card may have catapulted her to becoming first woman Haryana Congress chief but there’s no denying her role in galvanising workers in the last lap.

Kumari Selja is the first woman chief of Congress’ Haryana unit.(Photo: @kumari_selja/ Twitter)
Kumari Selja is the first woman chief of Congress’ Haryana unit.(Photo: @kumari_selja/ Twitter)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 10:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pinjore (Kalka) | By

After Punjab crackdown, spike in drug cases in Haryana: Kumari Selja

The Haryana Congress president was addressing a rally in Pinjore

UNITED SHOW Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja flanked by Pawan Kumar Bansal and party candidate from Panchkula, Chander Mohan, during campaigning at Sector 16 in Panchkula on Friday. Selja also campaigned for party's Kalka candidate Pradeep Chaudhary at Chauna Chowk in Pinjore town of Kalka constituency.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
UNITED SHOW Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja flanked by Pawan Kumar Bansal and party candidate from Panchkula, Chander Mohan, during campaigning at Sector 16 in Panchkula on Friday. Selja also campaigned for party's Kalka candidate Pradeep Chaudhary at Chauna Chowk in Pinjore town of Kalka constituency.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Published on Oct 12, 2019 01:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Pinjore | By

Rajendra K Saboo, says, don’t lose heart, losses are cost you pay for gaining experience

The public-spirited industrialist made the city his home in 1960 after setting up a factory with German collaborators to make hosiery needles.

Rajendra K Saboo, 85, is synonymous with Chandigarh.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Rajendra K Saboo, 85, is synonymous with Chandigarh.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Words of Wisdom: ‘Tide over challenges, keep an even keel for a smooth sailing’

Just as at sea, former navy chief admiral Sunil Lanba, 62, believes integrity, team work and leadership steer a successful venture.

Former navy chief admiral Sunil Lanba(HT Photo)
Former navy chief admiral Sunil Lanba(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 05:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Words of wisdom with Haryana ex-chief secy Dharam Vir: If you accept a challenge, give it all you have and stand by the decision’

GOAL-ORIENTED Dharam Vir, the Haryana chief secretary from 2007-09 and state election commission chief till 2015, recommends a SWOT analysis to understand the self before choosing an aim and achieving it

Former Haryana chief secretary Dharam Vir, a 1973-batch officer says public contact is a must for public servants.(HT PHOTO)
Former Haryana chief secretary Dharam Vir, a 1973-batch officer says public contact is a must for public servants.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Panchkula

Words of wisdom with Ravinder Krishan: Rise above self-interest, value human relations, stay humble

BUILDING BONDS Income tax lawyer, Ravinder Krishan, 78, is a people’s man which makes him a much sought-after kingmaker whether it’s the Lok Sabha or Chandigarh Club elections

Politicians of all hues from Kirron Kher to Harmohan Dhawan make it a point to connect with Ravinder Krishan before the elections.(HT PHOTO)
Politicians of all hues from Kirron Kher to Harmohan Dhawan make it a point to connect with Ravinder Krishan before the elections.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

It’s never too late to follow your heart and start something new, says Centenarian athlete Man Kaur

Exercise, nutrition and commitment are the cornerstones of Man Kaur’s sprint to success at the age of 103 but it’s her zest for life and passion for running that are taking her places.

Centenarian athlete Man Kaur.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Centenarian athlete Man Kaur.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 05:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

We fight more among ourselves than against enemy, it’s time to change: Major General Rajendra Nath (retd)

Since the days of Mahabharata, we’ve been fighting more among ourselves than against outsiders. That needs to change, says Major General Rajendra Nath (retd).

Major General Rajendra Nath (retd).(HT Photo)
Major General Rajendra Nath (retd).(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

‘Kindle desire to learn, reason and give priority to research’

WORDS OF WISDOM Encourage students to think beyond and question, says geneticist and academician Jai Rup Singh, else we run the risk of creating a nation of educated illiterates and white-collared terrorists.

Updated on Aug 22, 2019 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Put your heart and soul into whatever task you’re assigned

WORDS OF WISDOM MPS Aulakh, a former DGP of Punjab, says be precise, punctual and take responsibility for your decisions.

Former DGP of Punjab MPS Aulakh.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Former DGP of Punjab MPS Aulakh.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 02:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Power is ephemeral unless it’s accompanied by responsibility

Words of Wisdom: KR Lakhanpal, a former chief secretary of Punjab, believes Chandigarh needs a chief commissioner who is accountable besides transparency in the local bureaucracy that actually runs the system

Former chief secretary of Punjab KR Lakhanpal.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Former chief secretary of Punjab KR Lakhanpal.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 11:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Ajit Singh Chatha says every challenge offers an opportunity to move up

Words of Wisdom: Chandigarh should’ve been the leader in town planning but other cities have overtaken us because we remained static. Our bylaws are outdated and need to be reviewed, says Ajit Singh Chatha, a former chief secretary of Punjab.

Ajit Singh Chatha is the former chief secretary of Punjab.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Ajit Singh Chatha is the former chief secretary of Punjab.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Encourage innovation, it takes courage, says entrepreneur Chandra Mohan

Jobs need to be created. The government can provide a supportive system, but it’s for the entrepreneur to tap the market and create jobs for others while focusing on R&D and growth, says Chandra Mohan, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 1985.

Chandra Mohan, 86, was a managing director at Punjab Tractors Ltd.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Chandra Mohan, 86, was a managing director at Punjab Tractors Ltd.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Updated on Jul 04, 2019 05:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Fly high but never forget your roots for there’s always a time to pay back: Industrialist RK Garg

Industrialist Rajinder Kumar Garg, 76, is a stickler for time and plain speak.

Industrialist Rajinder Kumar Garg in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Industrialist Rajinder Kumar Garg in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

To fly high in life, prepare well, says retired Air Marshal RS Bedi

Kick the tyres, light the fires, whoever gets airborne first is the leader of the formation. It’s quite similar in life, prepare well and soar to success, says Air Marshal RS Bedi (retd).

Air Marshal Ranjit Singh Bedi (retd), 85, was a member of the IAF’s first formation aerobatics team in 1962.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Air Marshal Ranjit Singh Bedi (retd), 85, was a member of the IAF’s first formation aerobatics team in 1962.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 07:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

‘You must have it in your blood to serve the country’

Lt Gen PN Hoon (retd), a former general officer commanding-in-chief of the army’s Western Command, says faith is his strength and his guiding principle has been his commitment to truth.

Lt Gen Prem Nath Hoon served the army for four decades before hanging up his boots as chief of the Western Command in 1987.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Lt Gen Prem Nath Hoon served the army for four decades before hanging up his boots as chief of the Western Command in 1987.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 05:30 PM IST
Chandigarh, Hindustan Times | By

Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra says never go against your conscience and you will live with no regrets

In Words of Wisdom, Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra believes in leading from the front and earning respect by giving it first.

Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra at his residence in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra at his residence in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Updated on May 30, 2019 05:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Words of Wisdom: Allow yourself to make mistakes but learn from them, be decisive

STANDING TALL If principles and values are in place, you make ethically sound decisions and it is easy to administer, says Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary, Haryana’s first woman chief secy

Haryana’s first woman chief secretary, Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary, 73, says wisdom comes from reflection, imitation and experience.(HT Photo)
Haryana’s first woman chief secretary, Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary, 73, says wisdom comes from reflection, imitation and experience.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Words of Wisdom: Be a learner for life, never give up and practice to perfection, says kathak dancer Shobha Koser

Shobha Koser is an institution in kathak and has trained generations of dancers. She believes in self discipline and hard work as much as living light with laughter.

Shobha Koser(HT Photo)
Shobha Koser(HT Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Words of wisdom: Put in your best, enjoy what you do, results will follow, says war veteran

Lt Gen JS Dhillon (retd) says his strength has been good soldiering which means being clear in the mind, working hard to know the profession well and striding ahead confidently

Lt Gen JS Dhillon (retd)(HT Photo)
Lt Gen JS Dhillon (retd)(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2019 09:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Words of Wisdom: Find your calling, stay curious and live with passion to do justice, says historian Jagtar Singh Grewal

After quitting the audit service and joining Government College, Hoshiarpur, to study history in 1954, Grewal realised he was influenced by Partition and wanted to know more about the cultural interchange between Hindus and Muslims.

Historian Jagtar Singh Grewal(Keshav Singh/HT)
Historian Jagtar Singh Grewal(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 10:31 PM IST
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