Articles about Barkha Dutt

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.

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

19 Dec 2020

Entertainment
'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.

My father sexually and physically abused me, says Khushbu Sundar

19 Dec 2020

Entertainment
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.

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

02 Aug 2020

Entertainment
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.

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

22 May 2020

India
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.

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

18 Jul 2019

India
#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.

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

15 Jul 2019

India
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.

Delhi police arrests four men for harassing journalist Barkha Dutt

20 Mar 2019

India
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.

Shilpa Shinde supports Sidhu, gets rape threats

26 Feb 2019

Entertainment
Shilpa Shinde supports Sidhu, gets rape threats

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

You can now complain to DoT about stalkers on WhatsApp

22 Feb 2019

India
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.

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

12 Feb 2019

India
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.

The curse of being a member of Lutyens' media

05 Dec 2018

India
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.

Stupid not to believe claims of #MeToo women survivors: Karan

26 Nov 2018

Entertainment
Stupid not to believe claims of #MeToo women survivors: Karan

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, at an event in Mumbai yesterday, said the stories which came out in the wake of the #MeToo movement were heartbreaking and believes it is "lame and stupid" for people to say "there's no proof" to support the claims of women.

I'm a Brahmin-woman fighting patriarchy. Twitter-CEO Jack has disappointed me

21 Nov 2018

India
I'm a Brahmin-woman fighting patriarchy. Twitter-CEO Jack has disappointed me

As the headline of this story may have told you, I am a Brahmin woman. I have had my share of patriarchal experiences in this world, and the Twitterverse.

Nitish Kumar appoints Prashant Kishor as Vice-President of JD(U)

16 Oct 2018

Politics
Nitish Kumar appoints Prashant Kishor as Vice-President of JD(U)

On Tuesday, poll strategist Prashant Kishor was appointed the Vice President of JD(U) by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, making him the second most powerful person in the party.

The 50 shades of journalism, all black in color

24 Jul 2018

India
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.

Here's what Priya Varrier thinks about RaGa's wink in Parliament

20 Jul 2018

Politics
Here's what Priya Varrier thinks about RaGa's wink in Parliament

Actress Priya Varrier, whose wink in 'Oru Adaar Love' made her an overnight Internet sensation has expressed what she felt about Congress President Rahul Gandhi winking in the Lok Sabha today.

Did you notice PM Modi patting RaGa's back after hug?

20 Jul 2018

Politics
Did you notice PM Modi patting RaGa's back after hug?

A no-confidence motion against the NDA sort of added energy to Indian politics. While eyes were set on Congress President Rahul Gandhi's speech, his ending to it took the cake.

Why are terrorists heroes for liberal media?

08 May 2018

India
Why are terrorists heroes for liberal media?

Two days back, Indian Army eliminated a certain terrorist called Mohammed Rafi Bhat. Forces brought along his family to convince him to surrender, but he didn't yield. In my humble view, he died the death he deserved.

2G scam: Raja, Kanimozhi & others acquitted of all charges

21 Dec 2017

Politics
2G scam: Raja, Kanimozhi & others acquitted of all charges

In a major setback, the Patiala House Court has acquitted all accused in the massive 2G scam. This includes Telecom minister A Raja, DMK RS member Kanimozhi and others.

Prannoy Roy hid incomes of over Rs. 1,000cr, alleges government

11 Jun 2017

India
Prannoy Roy hid incomes of over Rs. 1,000cr, alleges government

The government said NDTV had allegedly not disclosed incomes of over Rs. 1,000cr by co-founders Prannoy and Radhika Roy, and floated 14 foreign shell companies during 2006-2012 to launder the money.

NDTV raids- CBI denies allegations of acting under pressure

07 Jun 2017

India
NDTV raids- CBI denies allegations of acting under pressure

The CBI denied it was pressured to raid the premises of NDTV's promoters.

CBI raids NDTV founder Prannoy Roy's premises in Delhi, Dehradun

05 Jun 2017

India
CBI raids NDTV founder Prannoy Roy's premises in Delhi, Dehradun

CBI on June 5 conducted raids at premises of Prannoy Roy, NDTV co-founder and executive co-chairperson, in Delhi and Dehradun.

Barkha Dutt quits NDTV

15 Jan 2017

India
Barkha Dutt quits NDTV

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

Legion claims hack of 74000 CAs, Lalit Modi

15 Dec 2016

Technology
Legion claims hack of 74000 CAs, Lalit Modi

An unidentified individual claiming to be part of the Legion hacker group claimed to have hacked the accounts of 74,000 Chartered Accountants and gave the account access to a media group.

Case filed in hack against Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar

15 Dec 2016

Technology
Case filed in hack against Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar

Delhi police's economic offences wing has initiated a probe into the hacking of the accounts of Barkha Dutt and Ravish Kumar by hacker group Legion.

Sansad.nic.in Legion's next target

13 Dec 2016

Technology
Sansad.nic.in Legion's next target

After hacking four high-profile Twitter accounts, hacker group 'Legion' claims to have its eyes set on sansad.nic.in, a server providing email services to government employees.