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Vidya Subrahmaniam

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Vidya Subrahmaniam  was Senior Fellow with The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy. She was until 2014 Associate Editor with  The Hindu  based in New Delhi. In a journalistic career spanning four decades, she has written and reported extensively in a number of newspapers in Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow and Delhi. She has also served on the national news bureaus of  The Indian Express ,  The Indian Post ,  The Independent ,  The Statesman , and was an opinion page writer for  The Times of India . In 2013, she won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in the category, 'Commentary and Interpretative Writing'.

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