Latest from Barkha Dutt

It’s time the U.S. ends its toxic reliance on Pakistan, before it really regrets it

The ascent of the Taliban is in fact the march of the Pakistani security state into Kabul.
  • Sep 21, 2021

As an Indian, I am enraged by America’s refusal to set vaccine mandates

The cash-rich Western countries that have not set mandates are displaying the worst sort of White privilege and unacceptable self-indulgence.
  • Aug 5, 2021

India failed to save the living from covid-19. Now, it won’t count the dead.

Framing policy based on fudged numbers can only take us down the road of devastation again.
  • May 24, 2021

I lost my father to covid-19 — along with my faith in India’s government to protect our people

How much more heartbreak, death and lies from the government can my country endure during this pandemic?
  • May 5, 2021

India is collapsing under a second wave of coronavirus. Callousness and incompetence are killing us.

The country’s blundering, callous and shortsighted response is chillingly captured at overrun graveyards and cremation grounds.
  • Apr 22, 2021

If Biden wants to counter China, he needs to look to India

India has proven that it can take on China, but it shouldn't do so alone.
  • Apr 6, 2021

I’m an Indian journalist. A video called for me to be hanged for my reporting.

It is extraordinarily difficult to be an independent journalist today in India — a thriving democracy when it comes to the peaceful transition of power, but a distinctly diminishing democracy when it comes to other institutional freedoms.
  • Feb 24, 2021

India is at war with itself — and even Rihanna is noticing

The Modi government should show generosity and repeal the laws instead of standing on prestige. The stakes are simply too high.
  • Feb 2, 2021

Protesting farmers are teaching India a hard — but much needed — lesson

As tens of thousands of farmers take to protest, India's authorities would do well to listen to what the streets are saying.
  • Dec 9, 2020

The Hathras rape and murder case shows how India fails its women

Every sector of India's system has failed a 19-year-old rape and murder victim.
  • Oct 6, 2020