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Sunday, Jul 21, 2019
Vidya Subramanian

Vidya Subramanian


Vidya Subramanian was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

articles by Vidya Subramanian (35 results)
Feb 07, 2019 07:45
The crux of the matter is that Facebook — and indeed Google and Twitter and Uber and Amazon — are not merely companies that connect people. They are centres of an advertising marketplace, in which you, the user, is the product being sold to the adve... read more
Jan 29, 2018 18:01
A session on Hindi, titled Hindi medium: Language and elitism at the Jaipur Literature Festival, featured some hand-wringing about its status. read more
Jan 28, 2018 14:15
Shashi Tharoor, Swapan Dasgupta bickered over PG Wodehouse much to the amusement of Philip Norman during a session titled The Wodehouse Effect on the third day of the Jaipur Literature Festival. read more
Jan 27, 2018 15:13
‘Elite buyout’ and the need to change the paradigm of development featured in a session on the environment, titled In Denial: Betrayals of the Earth, at the Jaipur Literature Festival. read more
Jan 26, 2018 15:05
On the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018, director Vishal Bharadwaj speaks of freedom, films, his father and much more. The session was titled Revolutionary Poets: On Hamlet, Haider and Shakespeare’s Ability to Speak Truth to Power. read more
Jan 26, 2018 14:05
Nobel laureate Dr Mohammad Yunus believes the prevalent system of capitalism is wrong and needs to be fixed. He was speaking about his new book, A World of Three Zones at the Jaipur Literature Festival. read more
Jan 25, 2018 18:42
While the Padmaavat controversy rages, a conversation with Upinder Singh, Maya Jasanoff, Tridip Suhrud, and Patrick French brought up important questions on the state of violence and the violence of the State. read more
Jan 25, 2018 14:27
Speaking at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018, Harvard astrophysicist Lisa Randall explains how dark matter and dinosaurs made human beings possible. read more
Nov 21, 2017 15:34
That a commercial film with no pretensions to accuracy is being held to ransom for not sticking to the “facts” of Rajput mythology is itself a thing that beggars belief; but what is worse is the glorification of the act of jauhar, and by extension of... read more
Nov 16, 2017 16:08
By capitulating to these violent groups time and again, filmmakers such as Bhansali legitimise this illegal manner of expressing discontent, and encourage these violent thugs to do this again and again. Even if they’re only doing this to get a free pre-release... read more
Oct 02, 2017 13:24
This restrictive atmosphere in universities won’t help build an enlightened and forward thinking next generation. It will only lead to a society of unthinking rule-followers who will not question authority and challenge the status quo read more
Aug 03, 2017 14:52
How did a teenager convince his school, and a state government that he had got a job at one of the foremost technology companies in the world?  read more
Jul 27, 2017 16:49
Given the spate of cinema that wilfully accepts the “leave your brains at home” tag, the ‘masala’ filmmakers of India appear to have a really low opinion of the Indian moviegoer. It would seem that Pahlaj Nihalani agrees with this assessment, where audiences... read more
Jul 17, 2017 18:07
Not to take anything away from the greatness of Roger Federer; but we do seem to celebrate the achievements of men so much more than those of women. read more
Jun 03, 2017 20:22
Ramachandra Guha’s resignation as a member of the Committee of Administrators appointed by the Supreme Court for BCCI has exposed several chinks in the way cricket runs in India. The superhero syndrome has allowed many Indian cricket icons to enjoy conflict... read more