Surprise elections POWER POINT

Surprise elections

Every prime minister with a majority hears the speculation that he or she may prepone the next...

By Sachidananda Murthy | August 27, 2017
Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt is an Emmy-nominated reporter, an author and a columnist. One of India's finest journalists, Dutt is a Contributing Editor of THE WEEK.


  • Women who dare to be disliked

    Women who dare to be disliked

    By Barkha Dutt | August 06, 2017

    There are many reasons to admire Kangana Ranaut—her acting prowess, her stylish good looks, her gumption, her self-made journey to stardom from a village in Manali to the...

  • If I were Muslim...

    If I were Muslim...

    By Barkha Dutt | July 09, 2017

    I am agnostic and entirely non-religious; I do not self-identify with any religion and leave the required column blank in application forms. I suppose you could call me—as my...

  • Studiotronics is turning anchors into actors

    Studiotronics is turning anchors into actors

    By Barkha Dutt | May 14, 2017

    I coined a new word this week—Studiotronics—to capture the hysterical histrionics of studio-bound prime time warriors and the sad and very deliberate descent of daily news into...

  • Bovine justice

    Bovine justice

    By Barkha Dutt | April 16, 2017

    They thrash a man to death and we call them ‘vigilantes’, a rather shameful and disingenuous euphemism for murderers. Pehlu Khan of Haryana is this year’s Mohammad Akhlaq,...

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