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.


Manmohan Singh may not be king; but he deserves appreciation

Manmohan Singh never closed doors of PMO to critics

By Barkha Dutt April 14, 2024

In India we don't know to talk about rape

Political noise drowns out conversations on rape

By Barkha Dutt March 17, 2024

Regulation of live-in relationships is definitely invasive

Why is the state criminalising personal choice?

By Barkha Dutt February 18, 2024

Why Bilkis Bano verdict is seminal

It is a spring-cleaning moment to clear out the cobwebs

By Barkha Dutt January 21, 2024

Modi-Shah BJP and the surprise factor

As long as they win, Modi and Shah will upend the rules of politics

By Barkha Dutt December 24, 2023

End of two high-profile political careers—Raje and Chouhan?

BJP and Congress have swapped their approaches

By Barkha Dutt November 26, 2023

Women’s reservation bill is finally a reality now

India's women have waited close to three decades for this moment

By Barkha Dutt October 01, 2023

Why I am mighty impressed with Mallikarjun Kharge

Kharge has proved to be an effective pivot

By Barkha Dutt September 03, 2023

Crisis in Manipur calls on us to be genuine patriots

The horror of what is unfolding in Manipur should make us challenge faux nationalists

By Barkha Dutt August 06, 2023

Why India needs a Uniform Civil Code

Uniform Civil Code should be seen for what it is—a constitutional ideal

By Barkha Dutt July 09, 2023

Wrestlers must not immerse their medals in water

A day’s news cycle is not worth a lifetime of hard-won recognition

By Barkha Dutt June 11, 2023

Rahul Gandhi should apologise or choose jail

Even a short stint in jail would be an effective political statement

By Barkha Dutt April 16, 2023

Is the counter to the male gaze the female gaze?

The rules should be the same for men and women

By Barkha Dutt March 19, 2023

'Pee Gate': Barkha Dutt wonders if Shankar Mishra was a victim of a media lynch mob

To discuss the mechanics of #PeeGate feels bizarre, but is necessary

By Barkha Dutt February 19, 2023

Joshimath is not Greater Kailash

It is too late to save Joshimath, but other hill-towns are showing signs of breakage

By Barkha Dutt January 22, 2023
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