Barkha Dutt

  • Mar 13, 2009 21:37 ISTThird eye

    Politics of change

    In today’s India, politicians can build mass bases on the back of good governance as well, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Feb 27, 2009 22:04 ISTThird eye

    A reality check

    We didn’t like being confronted with the naked truth of our slums; but we sure as hell love the Oscars. Barkha Dutt elaborates.

  • Feb 06, 2009 19:31 ISTThird Eye

    Back to square one, again

    After an initial phase of obfuscations, denials and bizarre flip-flops, Pakistan seemed to offer the promise of cooperation. The admission of Kasab being a Pakistani national was the much-needed start, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Jan 31, 2009 10:55 ISTThird eye

    Why isn’t India saying ‘Jai ho’?

    Having seen the most-talked about film of the year, I can argue that the controversy is just so much humbug. It’s a manufactured debate that reveals a petty, thin-skinned intolerance, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Jan 16, 2009 19:27 IST

    Nothing black or white about it

    A strange thing happened this week. A close journalist friend called from Pak, upset and angry, that I, along with the rest of the Indian media had supposedly turned “hawkish.” Barkha Dutt elaborates.

  • Dec 12, 2008 19:58 IST

    Building blocks

    In the past week, our anger has shown shadows of hate, malice and religious prejudice. If we allow this to multiply, we would have lost before the fight has even begun, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Oct 24, 2008 22:02 ISTThird eye

    The Renaissance Man

    An Obama for India is a liberal lament that we have now heard more times than we can count. But what is India really looking to emulate? Barkha Dutt elaborates.

  • Sep 19, 2008 19:36 ISTThird eye

    Missing: the Indian State

    So the next time the bombs go off and we quiz our netas on allegations of ‘security lapses’, we should also ask them when security agencies will stop being treated like their political fiefs, writes Barkha Dutt.

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    Sep 12, 2008 22:02 IST

    The next wave

    Will the BJP leaders meeting in Bangalore hitch their fortunes to the New India or turn the party into an anachronism? Barkha Dutt finds more.

  • Sep 05, 2008 19:29 ISTThird Eye

    Women’s fib

    The problem with Feminism in the 21st century is precisely this. It’s got mauled and distorted into being defined by ‘free choice’, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Aug 29, 2008 20:24 ISTThird eye

    No news is bad news

    India’s policymakers have no idea how to engage with the multiple power centres in Pakistan. In other words, Pakistan’s mess, in many ways, is also our headache, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Jul 04, 2008 21:11 ISTThird eye

    Their time starts now

    The political drama of the past week was written to be performed as the theatre of the absurd, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Jun 20, 2008 21:00 IST

    1,2,3...Here we [don’t] go again

    PM now has to decide: will he change the course of history by signing N-deal? Or will he succumb to competing political pressures? Barkha Dutt examines...

  • Jun 27, 2008 20:32 ISTThird eye

    A stitch in time...

    It is time for the new Governor, NN Vohra, to start the process of change in Valley by relinquishing control of the shrines, writes Barkha Dutt.

  • Jul 18, 2008 21:13 ISTThird eye

    Pawns to the game

    When the future of Parliament is all set to be determined by which party manages to bribe five MPs from Jharkhand, words like ‘propriety’and ‘morality’ are meaningless, writes Barkha Dutt.