Yojana Yadav

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.

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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)

India, UK ties set to grow deeper: Andrew Ayre

By Yojana Yadav, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:54 PM IST
Bids farewell to region with note of gratitude after four-year tenure as the British deputy high commissioner in Chandigarh
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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)

Salute the spirit: Father turns author for Kargil War hero

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Panchkula
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 06:54 PM IST
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
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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)

Vidya Mani comes out with third book at 87

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times/ Panchkula
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh releases Mani’s novel, The Last Lap, in Panchkula
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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)

Author Vidya Mani comes out with third book at 87

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 08:25 PM IST
Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh releases her novel, The Last Lap, in Panchkula
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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)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 01:05 AM IST
Rajendra, who is an engineer and postgraduate in business administration, said most people, particularly parents, often mistake success for money
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ML Sarin(Ravi Kumar/HT)
ML Sarin(Ravi Kumar/HT)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 09:46 PM IST
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
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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)

On the campaign trail of Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Pinjore (Kalka)
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 10:09 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Pinjore
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2019 01:01 AM IST
The Haryana Congress president was addressing a rally in Pinjore
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Rajendra K Saboo, 85, is synonymous with Chandigarh.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Rajendra K Saboo, 85, is synonymous with Chandigarh.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 05:10 PM IST
The public-spirited industrialist made the city his home in 1960 after setting up a factory with German collaborators to make hosiery needles.
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Former navy chief admiral Sunil Lanba(HT Photo)
Former navy chief admiral Sunil Lanba(HT Photo)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 05:15 PM IST
Just as at sea, former navy chief admiral Sunil Lanba, 62, believes integrity, team work and leadership steer a successful venture.
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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)

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’

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 03:17 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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
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Centenarian athlete Man Kaur.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Centenarian athlete Man Kaur.(Keshav Singh/HT)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:13 PM IST
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.
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Major General Rajendra Nath (retd).(HT Photo)
Major General Rajendra Nath (retd).(HT Photo)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 07:25 PM IST
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).
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‘Kindle desire to learn, reason and give priority to research’

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 05:06 PM IST
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.
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Former DGP of Punjab MPS Aulakh.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Former DGP of Punjab MPS Aulakh.(Anil Dayal/HT)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 02:38 PM IST
WORDS OF WISDOM MPS Aulakh, a former DGP of Punjab, says be precise, punctual and take responsibility for your decisions.
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Former chief secretary of Punjab KR Lakhanpal.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Former chief secretary of Punjab KR Lakhanpal.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Power is ephemeral unless it’s accompanied by responsibility

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 11:18 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 05:17 PM IST
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.
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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)

Encourage innovation, it takes courage, says entrepreneur Chandra Mohan

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 05:27 PM IST
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.
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Industrialist Rajinder Kumar Garg in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Industrialist Rajinder Kumar Garg in Chandigarh.(Karun Sharma/HT)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Industrialist Rajinder Kumar Garg, 76, is a stickler for time and plain speak.
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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)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:17 PM IST
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).
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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)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Chandigarh, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 05:30 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 05:19 PM IST
In Words of Wisdom, Former Punjab DGP PC Dogra believes in leading from the front and earning respect by giving it first.
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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)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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
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Shobha Koser(HT Photo)
Shobha Koser(HT Photo)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 05:17 PM IST
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.
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Lt Gen JS Dhillon (retd)(HT Photo)
Lt Gen JS Dhillon (retd)(HT Photo)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 09:06 PM IST
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
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Historian Jagtar Singh Grewal(Keshav Singh/HT)
Historian Jagtar Singh Grewal(Keshav Singh/HT)

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

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 10:31 PM IST
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.
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Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh (retd)(HT Photo)
Air Marshal Man Mohan Singh (retd)(HT Photo)

Words of wisdom: Lead from the front and take the high-risk sortie in your life too

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Awarded the Vir Chakra during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, Air Marshal Singh had a distinguished career in the Indian Air Force, which he was set to lead in 1988 but for the political powers that be.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan needs to be given time and a chance to prove his intentions, said AS Dulat, a former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).(AP)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan needs to be given time and a chance to prove his intentions, said AS Dulat, a former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).(AP)

Imran Khan our best bet after Pervez Musharraf: Ex-RAW chief AS Dulat on India-Pakistan ties

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 08:53 PM IST
We need to give Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan time and a chance to prove his intentions, said AS Dulat, a former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).
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The iconic red brick clock tower, named after former principal Nand Lal Kalra, and adjoining Dayanand Hall with a brass bell and flag atop the AS High School campus are difficult to miss as one drives past Khanna on a flyover on National Highway-1 from Ludhiana towards Patiala.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)
The iconic red brick clock tower, named after former principal Nand Lal Kalra, and adjoining Dayanand Hall with a brass bell and flag atop the AS High School campus are difficult to miss as one drives past Khanna on a flyover on National Highway-1 from Ludhiana towards Patiala.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Seeking to regain lost glory, this Khanna school had caught Nehru’s eye

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Khanna
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 02:44 PM IST
With private schools drawing students, oldest school in town struggles to live up to its reputation of providing quality education at affordable rates, with a little help from its alumni
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