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.


The PM must step in

The debate on the farmers’ protests has gone well beyond discussing what is the best

By Barkha Dutt February 14, 2021

For science’s sake!

The vaccine wars have reached a tenuous truce, with both Serum Institute of India

By Barkha Dutt January 17, 2021

Treat farmers with dignity

Depending on which economist you speak to, you can be persuaded either way on the

By Barkha Dutt December 20, 2020

Modi wins yet again

Despite the shades of Pennsylvania in Patna—the late count, the allegation of

By Barkha Dutt November 22, 2020

Barking news

India’s television news is in meltdown. Channels are fighting among themselves. The

By Barkha Dutt October 25, 2020

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
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