About Yashwant Raj

Yashwant Raj is Editor, North America for Hindustan Times.

As we filed in for the joint presser, each of us found a statement of the US treasury secretary on our seats, as prepared for delivery. There was nothing from the Indian delegation. [Read more]

One Washington DC landmark should be on every visiting Indian politician’s tour, with the State Department, the Pentagon and, for the important few, the White House. [Read more]

Vanya Shivashankar was the youngest on the stage, and the smallest. But she battled as hard as the rest, finishing fifth in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

She hopes to be back next year, and finish better. In fact, nothing like winning it — her sister Kavya Shivashankar won the championship in 2009. [Read more]

President Barack Obama and Governor Bobby Jindal squared off last week a super formal white-tie affair — the annual Gridiron Club dinner. [Read more]

The morning after November 6, I reached for my iPhone and clicked open the mailbox. And somehow it didn’t look familiar. I swiped up and down just to make sure. [Read more]