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.


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

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
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