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.


To fight ‘gentlemanly’ Omicron, we need to reimagine COVID protocols: Barkha Dutt

The Omicron third wave is officially here. The bad news is that the virus is more

By Barkha Dutt January 16, 2022

Vaccine certificate should be given Aadhaar card-like status, says Barkha Dutt

We are back to counting cases and variants as the spectre of Omicron haunts the

By Barkha Dutt December 19, 2021

UP elections: Is the opposition giving the BJP a walkover?

As the host of a daily digital news show, I am bewildered by some of the issues our

By Barkha Dutt November 21, 2021

Cases of Aryan Khan, Ashish Mishra show contrast in how law is applied: Barkha Dutt

It took a week of national outcry before Ashish Mishra, accused of mowing down

By Barkha Dutt October 24, 2021

Yogi Adityanath remains unhinged and untouched, writes Barkha Dutt

In a week when Narendra Modi and Amit Shah abruptly replaced the chief minister in

By Barkha Dutt September 26, 2021

Taliban's rise: India's wisest choice may be to stand with Afghans, says Barkha Dutt

There has never been a more dangerous time for Indian security interests than now,

By Barkha Dutt August 29, 2021

Snooping culture: We journalists also contributed to it, says Barkha Dutt

The global surveillance scandal, involving the use of Israeli spy software Pegasus,

By Barkha Dutt August 01, 2021

India needs transparency on vaccination data, writes Barkha Dutt

India’s record-breaking rollout of the new vaccination policy has been the news we

By Barkha Dutt July 04, 2021

We have to own our COVID deaths, says Barkha Dutt

Many morally egregious developments have taken place in the past two months amid a

By Barkha Dutt June 06, 2021

Barkha Dutt on injured cadet's long wait for justice from the Army

Today I want to tell you the story of a young man called Shubham Gupta and his

By Barkha Dutt April 11, 2021

Inequality begins at home

One of the big untold stories of the pandemic year will be how it impacted women.

By Barkha Dutt March 14, 2021

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
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