Writer, Engineer-turned Journalist & Storyteller
Vandana Yadav is an engineer-turned journalist. In her own words, she is a “serious editor”, a “thoughtful writer”, an “impulsive poet” and an “all-time ready traveler”. She believes those who tread on challenging paths and pursue their dreams with complete faith often turn out to be happy human beings.
Starting her career with IIM Ahmedabad, Vandana has been delving into various roles over the past decade. She started out as an engineer but soon realised that her true calling was in writing, to pursue which, she took up journalism. An editor and a writer, Vandana is presently working independently. In the past, she has worked with some “great minds” at Business Standard, National Innovation Foundation (DST, Govt. of India), Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and IIT Gandhinagar. A content and branding professional, Vandana is involved in some interesting projects on combating fake news presently and is also looking after the news blog of IIT Gandhinagar remotely, with the support of her wonderful colleagues.
Vandana has several publications to her credit, some of the major ones being Transform Maharashtra, A Clean Slate and Jungle Hike. Vandana is a poet and a shayara at heart who continues to “play with words” and rejoices great pleasure out of it. Her poems exude exorbitant energy and desire to seek positive things in life. Her poetry was first published in March 2014. In December 2018, she was bestowed with The Lioness “Inspiring Young Women” Award by a Hyderabad-based organisation.
Vandana is a dreamer. Always smiling, she keeps switching between her dreams and the reality. She attributes much of what she is today to the great people she has met during her career and otherwise, and to the rock-solid support of her family who have firmly backed her unconventional choices from the very beginning. Her desire in life is to write extraordinary stories of ordinary people. She sees unhappy and disconnected people around her all the time and wonders how that may be changed through storytelling.