Barkha Dutt: News

Barkha Dutt is an author, columnist, and reporter working as a journalist for over 25 years. Daughter of noted journalist Prabha Dutt, she has done her Masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi. Dutt began her journalistic career with NDTV, continuing there for roughly 21 years until she decided to move on in 2017. While at ‘NDTV’, Dutt hosted shows such as ‘We the People’ and ‘The Buck Stops Here’ that were well-received by both audiences and media critics. She’s especially known for her coverage of the 1999 Kargil War, live from the battlefield. Later in 2019, Dutt moved on to ‘Tiranga TV’ but left after a few months due to disputes with the channel owner, veteran politician Kapil Sibal. She's currently a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and working as an independent journalist with her own company, MoJo. Dutt’s chequered career, while marked with many highs, is also marked with lows such as the Radia Tapes scandal. Notably, she was awarded the Padma Shri in 2008 by the UPA government. In 2000, she was also bestowed with the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediapersons.

13 Dec 2023

Alia Bhatt

Hansal Mehta to cast Alia Bhatt for journalist's biopic: Report

Alia Bhatt, acclaimed for her diverse roles in films like Raazi and Gangubai Kathiawadi, is reportedly in talks with director Hansal Mehta for a biopic on a renowned journalist.

05 Jun 2023

Tanmay Bhat

How Barkha Dutt, Tanmay Bhat's YouTube accounts were hacked

The popularity of Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk is being misused by hackers, to perpetrate scams.

19 Dec 2020


'It's heartbreaking,' says Kareena Kapoor on negativity against Bollywood

Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has opened up about the growing hatred toward the film industry after the shocking death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

19 Dec 2020


My father sexually and physically abused me, says Khushbu Sundar

Actor and politician Khushbu Sundar has revealed that as a child, she was sexually and physically abused by her father.

02 Aug 2020

Mumbai Police

Sushant's family condemns Barkha Dutt's interview with his "supposed" therapist

Late Sushant Singh Rajput's family has called out journalist Barkha Dutt for her recent interview with his supposed therapist Susan Walker.

22 May 2020


Amid lockdown, heart-rending video of man eating 'dog' carcass emerges

In yet another incident highlighting the poor execution of the nationwide lockdown, a video showing a man feeding on an animal carcass on the Delhi-Jaipur Highway has emerged online. The video has sparked outrage online.

18 Jul 2019

Rekha Sharma

#MeToo: Tiranga TV's employee harasses junior, sends sexually inappropriate messages

Days after senior journalist Barkha Dutt slammed Kapil Sibal and his wife for duping 200 employees of Tiranga TV, the news channel has been hit by yet another controversy.

15 Jul 2019


Kapil Sibal called female employees 'b**ch', tweets Barkha Dutt

In an astonishing turn of events, renowned journalist Barkha Dutt went on a rant against senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, accusing him of duping nearly 200 employees of Tiranga TV, a news channel which started before Lok Sabha elections.

20 Mar 2019

Delhi Police

Delhi police arrests four men for harassing journalist Barkha Dutt

The Delhi Police arrested four people, three from Delhi and one from Surat, for harassing journalist Barkha Dutt online and threatening her. Dutt confirmed the development on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

26 Feb 2019


Shilpa Shinde supports Sidhu, gets rape threats

Television actress Shilpa Shinde apparently is controversy's, no, online trolls' favorite child.

22 Feb 2019


You can now complain to DoT about stalkers on WhatsApp

Anyone who has been a victim of stalking on WhatsApp will know that it is a very unpleasant experience.

12 Feb 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Media celebrates FIR against Arnab Goswami. Here's why it's troubling

On Monday, a Delhi court ordered registration of FIR against Arnab Goswami, the editor-in-chief of Republic TV on the complaint of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. And, Goswami's critics collectively rejoiced.

05 Dec 2018


The curse of being a member of Lutyens' media

Do you want to join the elite club of Lutyens' media? Well, you can't. You are born that way, or you may have to get your genes edited to get a pass.

24 Jul 2018


The 50 shades of journalism, all black in color

In their pursuit of breaking news, they have broken truth. In order to garner more eyeballs, they have lost vision. And, to become profitable, they have lost their souls.

15 Jan 2017


Barkha Dutt quits NDTV

Barkha Dutt has resigned from NDTV after 21 years in the company.