Barkha Dutt was on the COVID Trail that has taken her across the length and breadth of the country across 13 states in 88 days and clocking in over 18000 Kms.
She will talk about what it has taught her about India, Politics, Governance, Class and the Media.
Barkha Dutt, Journalist
Barkha Dutt is the finest journalist we have today. She is an award-winning TV journalist, anchor and columnist with more than two decades of reporting experience. She is India’s only Emmy-nominated journalist who has won multiple national and international awards, including the Padmashri, which is India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
Over more than 85 days, Barkha has been covering the pandemic, and logged more than 16,000 kilometers on the road to report from across India on the nation’s most vulnerable. India’s lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus has taken a great economic toll, especially on migrant laborers and their families, as jobs evaporated along with transport home
Barkha graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi with a degree in English Literature. She did her Master’s in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York.
Barkha has reported from some of the toughest spots and conflict zones in India and across the world including Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt. Her frontline reporting of the Kargil war first made her a household name.
She is an out spoken feminist voice on the global stage and also the Founder-Editor of Mojo, a multi-media events and content venture. She is also the founder of ‘We The Women’, a multi- city festival and current affairs website that focuses on the biggest gender debates of our time.
She is a featured Columnist with Washington Post; appears regularly as an analyst on CNN and BBC and is also a Contributing Editor at The Week magazine.