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.


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

Gandhis on vacay, party in decay: Barkha Dutt

The Gandhi family is the problem—the Congress should accept it

By Barkha Dutt May 08, 2022

India should get off the Ukraine tightrope, writes Barkha Dutt

If Putin gets away with this, who is to say China will not try the same?

By Barkha Dutt March 13, 2022

Barkha Dutt writes on the Congress and the Punjab pickle

The Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal have already pushed the Congress in Punjab

By Barkha Dutt February 13, 2022

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
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