Guest Column

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.


Don’t bury the dead

Migrant workers, forgotten during the lockdown, appear to be forgotten even in the

By Barkha Dutt September 27, 2020

Prime time embarrassment

I was a child of television. Unlike many journalists who migrated from newspapers to

By Barkha Dutt August 30, 2020

Crisis at the core

It would be a mistake to see the Rajasthan political crisis as a story bound by

By Barkha Dutt August 02, 2020

The message is everything

For me, being on the ground in Ladakh this past week felt oddly personal. Twenty-one

By Barkha Dutt July 05, 2020

No eyes to see, no heart to feel

As I write this I have just entered the state of Kerala after a 72-hour road odyssey

By Barkha Dutt June 07, 2020

No country for poor men

If there is one takeaway I have from the nearly 50 days I have now been on the road,

By Barkha Dutt May 10, 2020

Silencing media is not the answer

If the coronavirus pandemic were not enough of an existential challenge, it has been

By Barkha Dutt April 12, 2020

An engineered riot

Barring the work of a few good men who did their job bravely, the complicity of the

By Barkha Dutt March 07, 2020

Fierce fight and a formula

In two decades of being a journalist, I have never seen the kind of campaign we are

By Barkha Dutt February 08, 2020

Blame the prime-time poison

By now we have all seen the videos of the mob assault at Jawaharlal Nehru University

By Barkha Dutt January 11, 2020

Changing India we know

Home Minister Amit Shah insists that the citizenship amendment legislation is not

By Barkha Dutt December 14, 2019

Separating religion from realpolitik

The cool marble floor of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, Pakistan, and the

By Barkha Dutt November 16, 2019

Why Congress's NYAY, conceived by brilliant minds, failed to click with the masses

Abhijit Banerjee, the Indian-American who is one of the winners of this year’s Nobel

By Barkha Dutt October 19, 2019

An unwise move

In terms of mainland domestic political opinion (as distinct from the response in

By Barkha Dutt September 21, 2019

Release those who stood with India

On the ground in Srinagar, bureaucrats and police officers alike tell us that they

By Barkha Dutt August 24, 2019
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