Vidhya Narayanan

Vidhya Narayanan

Vidhya Narayanan is a senior content producer at Chandigarh. She edits for the Ludhiana and Chandigarh news desks of Hindustan Times.

Articles by Vidhya Narayanan
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Amol Palekar’s edgy play ‘Kusur’ a perfect comeback to stage after 25 years

By Vidhya Narayanan | Vidhya Narayanan, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Organised by North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, in collaboration with Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, the play was staged at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.
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Chandigarh’s Sector 21: They dwell with parrots here

By Vidhya Narayanan | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2018 01:03 PM IST
The denizens of Sector 21 have the luxury of waking up to the chirping of thousands of parrots that live on a patch, now notified as a sanctuary, in their locality.
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(HT photo)

A blue bus full of books in an agonised city

By Vidhya Narayanan | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 08:03 PM IST
Funded by friends and well wishers, the bus, launched in February this year, currently operates mostly in parts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.
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Chandigarh’s Sector 15 is home away from home

By Vidhya Narayanan | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 06:43 PM IST
A student ‘hub’ of sorts, this sector is conveniently located close to premier institutes such as Panjab University, PGIMER, and other colleges and offers reasonable food and lodging options
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Developed in the 1970s in the second phase of Chandigarh’s development, Sector 37 has small, clustered multi-layered houses.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Developed in the 1970s in the second phase of Chandigarh’s development, Sector 37 has small, clustered multi-layered houses.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

SECTOR SCAN 37: Perfect for people

By Vidhya Narayanan | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 09:26 PM IST
A COSY CORNER The homely market, pocket-friendly eateries and the warm vibe make this sector a place most welcoming
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Participants during the all women special marathon ‘Social Women 10k Run’ organised by Chandigarh Runners on the occasion of Mother’s Day on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Participants during the all women special marathon ‘Social Women 10k Run’ organised by Chandigarh Runners on the occasion of Mother’s Day on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

An extra mile: How far can you go for your mother?

By Vidhya Narayanan | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 04:13 PM IST
Participants were given the option to choose from any of the three events—3 kilometre run, 5 kilometre walk or 10 kilometre walk.
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In 2016, 8% of the total students enrolled in IITs were girls.(HT Photo)
In 2016, 8% of the total students enrolled in IITs were girls.(HT Photo)

The reason behind fewer girl students in IITs

By Vidhya Narayanan | Hindustan Times, Mandi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2017 03:20 PM IST
A lot of girls clear JEE (Advanced) exam but only a handful make it to the IITs. HT explores why
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Recently released Bollywood flicks that broke gender stereotypes

By Vidhya Narayanan | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2016 09:36 AM IST
Gone are the days when Bollywood portrayed women as damsels in distress, whose only job in the movie was to play the pretty romantic interest of the hero. This Women’s Day, we look at seven Bollywood movies that changed the rules of the game and made women central to the plot, portraying them as bold and independent individuals.
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