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.


Why worship Lenin?

You absolutely don’t have to be an admirer of Vladimir Ulyanov, or Lenin—as the

By Barkha Dutt March 18, 2018

Judges do well, what about lawmakers?

We are very close to striking down one of our most regressive laws—the

By Barkha Dutt January 21, 2018

Keep private lives, private

In an election season, most normal decencies are abandoned in the primeval pursuit of power. Our...

By Barkha Dutt November 26, 2017

A no is a no is a no

India’s politicians have missed a chance to make history twice. The first was a cowardly refusal (save...

By Barkha Dutt October 01, 2017

Constitution above codes

Notwithstanding the interesting irony of an all-male bench passing a historic verdict on an issue that...

By Barkha Dutt September 03, 2017

Women who dare to be disliked

There are many reasons to admire Kangana Ranaut—her acting prowess, her stylish good looks, her...

By Barkha Dutt August 06, 2017

If I were Muslim...

I am agnostic and entirely non-religious; I do not self-identify with any religion and leave the...

By Barkha Dutt July 09, 2017

Studiotronics is turning anchors into actors

I coined a new word this week—Studiotronics—to capture the hysterical histrionics of studio-bound prime...

By Barkha Dutt May 14, 2017

Bovine justice

They thrash a man to death and we call them ‘vigilantes’, a rather shameful and disingenuous euphemism...

By Barkha Dutt April 16, 2017