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.


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

The rise of Arvind Kejriwal

AAP will perhaps have to find greater clarity on issues of ideology and policy

By Barkha Dutt December 18, 2022

Why are courts so soft on rapists?

Rape and sexual assault are crimes where leniency is generous

By Barkha Dutt November 20, 2022

Outrage is either misplaced, or entirely missing

Right to practice and propagate faith is a constitutional right

By Barkha Dutt October 23, 2022

Why is India still a member of the Commonwealth: Barkha Dutt

We can't be part of colonial forum and demand compensation for the past, she says

By Barkha Dutt September 25, 2022

Why isn't there more outrage over release of convicts, asks Barkha Dutt

The remission of sentences in Bilkis Bano case is an outrageous travesty of justice

By Barkha Dutt August 28, 2022

Then Ayodhya, now Gyanvapi. The Indian Army, perhaps, holds the solution

The country can take inspiration from the sarv dharam sthals of the Indian military

By Barkha Dutt June 05, 2022
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