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.


'A zero wave' election: There is no single emotive issue that defines this poll

The election feels more competitive than anyone would have forecast at the beginning

By Barkha Dutt June 09, 2024

Ram temple not an election issue in south

BJP is trying to increase its increase vote share rather than seats in south India

By Barkha Dutt May 12, 2024

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
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