Yatindra Bhatnagar brings with him seven decades of experience as a journalist, writer, author and poet. He has a long association with the media in India, and the United States. He has also widely traveled in India and abroad.
Yatindra Bhatnagar has written-translated-edited over 20 books (both in English and Hindi) on a wide variety of subjects, from international affairs to poetry to biography to travel. He has worked for daily, weekly and monthly newspapers. He has done over three thousand Radio and TV programs of talks, interviews and events reporting/commenting with political, cultural and social personalities, in India and many other countries. Regular analyst/commentator/interviewer on Radio and TV in India, he started newspapers and magazines and nurtured them to respectable heights of excellence and wider acceptance.
He has written over two hundred poems in Hindi and English, many award-winning, featured in several collections.
Yatindra Bhatnagar covered the proceedings of the Parliament of India for nearly two decades and had daily meetings/interaction with leaders. In that process he has closely seen history being made on numerous occasions, and also helped to make history on some.
Bhatnagar was invited by several governments to visit their countries, write and lecture. He also received a special United Nations Fellowship while in India, to attend and report a U.N. conference in Mexico City.
Yatindra Bhatnagar is the author of books written both in English and Hindi, including: Bangladesh, Birth of a Nation; Mujib, The Architect of Bangladesh; Australiana, A Visit to Remember; Korean Experience; President Tito; Autumn Leaves (a collection of own poems); contributions in Discovery in Europe, Into the Sun, Great American Poetry Anthology, and The Golden Treasury of Great
Poems; The Far East by Prof. Paul Clyde of Duke University and a short biography of President Syngman Rhee of Korea (both translated from English to Hindi). In India he was the Chief of News Bureau of Hindustan (a Hindustan Times publication), Editorial Advisor of Traviana (a magazine on travel, aviation and adventure), and Chief Editor of Daily Bhaskar (now India’s largest newspaper printed in 45 cities).
He helped set up the Department of Journalism at the University of Indore (India); worked and finalized the syllabus and also joined the Faculty (part time) to teach the subject of Reporting.
In the United States for over three decades, Bhatnagar worked as the only Contributing Editor of International Business Group of publications that brought out Middle East Business, Where to Stay in the Middle East, and others. He also worked as the major contributor for India Times, Chief Editor of The Indian Voice, and later of India Post. He has written for several other mainstream American and ethnic Indian newspapers in the US.
Yatindra Bhatnagar has been an active member of various professional, religious, social, literary, arts and cultural organizations. He has arranged seminars, events, celebrations, fundraisers, and conferences. He regularly led and moderated discussions at various institutions, events and community centers on current affairs, social and literary topics, and poetry sessions.
Bhatnagar is an Honorary Deputy Sheriff of Tarrant County, Texas, and a graduate of Citizens Police Academy of Fremont, California. He is a college graduate with a post-graduate Diploma in Journalism and a recipient of the Multi-national Foreign Journalist certificate from Indiana University, a project of the US Department of State. .
California State Assembly has honored Yatindra Bhatnagar with a ‘Certificate of Recognition for dedication and service, as a distinguished member of California’s Indo-American community, in furtherance of the state’s economic and cultural development.’
Since September 2001 he is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Internationalopinion.com writing, commenting, compiling, editing and interacting about whatever goes on in the world.