Barkha Dutt

Indian Journalist

Who am I

Often referred to as India's Christiane Amanpour, Barkha is a multi-award winning journalist who has covered wars and political coups with equal panache. Hosts the incredibly popular weekly TV show - 'We, The People'. A role model for the young, her appeal cuts across all age groups. Barkha has pushed the limits of intrepid news reporting far beyond the conventional.

Born to S P Dutt and Prabha Dutt, a pioneer among women journalists in India, Barkha was educated at Modern School in New Delhi and went on to do her Bachelors in Literature from St. Stephen's College. An alumnus of Jamia's Mass Communication Research Center, she also has a Master's in Journalism from Columbia University. She was also a winner of the 1997 Inlaks scholarship, which sends six Indians abroad annually for graduate work.

She received wide critical acclaim during her frontline reporting of the Kargil conflict in the summer of 1999. Her daily reports from the front kept the nation enthralled, bringing some of the most momentous events right into our living rooms. Since then the focus of her work has been conflict reporting, covering areas ranging from Kashmir to Afghanistan to New York City.

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