Barkha Dutt

Wish Barkha Dutt had spoken to my “piddi”

Barkha Dutt, Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan, Piddi, The Outlook, The Wire, Indian Express, The Hindu, First Post, Sanjay Nirupam, Narendra Modi, Rakhi Sawant, Gurudas Kamat, Ajay Maken, Azam Khan, Smriti Irani, Shekhar Gupta

Barkha Dutt (right): got it wrong again

A righteous Barkha Dutt was ecstatic.

Why nobody is allowed to criticize Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi, Voltaire, UPA, Congress, Shekhar Gupta, Barkha Dutt, Vir Sanghvi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express, The Hindu, Caesar’s wife, Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, BJP, JNU, Aroon Purie, bhakts, Red Sari, Abhishek Sanghvi, Margaret Alva, PV Narasimha Rao, Scindia, Prasad, Courage and Commitment, Pilot, AICC, Bofors, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Narendra Modi, Governor

Sonia Gandhi: off-limits to criticism

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize“ -- Voltaire

Lutyens Media is drummer boy for Rahul Gandhi

Shekhar Gupta, Vir Sanghvi, Barkha Dutt, Sagarika Ghose, Rajdeep Sardesai, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Indian National Congress, Hugplomacy, Rahul-Hug, Parliament, Washington Post, BBC, Quartz, Hindustan Times, Radia Tapes, Brunch, Anurag Thakur, Sumitra Mahajan, Rafale, Bofors moment, Arvind Kejriwal,

Rahul Gandhi: Hugging oblivion

It’s without bitterness or rancour that I point out how the rotten media—both Indian and Western—keeps the “Dead Man Walking,” that is, Indian National Congr

Why you must question mainstream media

Mass media, Rajdeep Sardesai, Shekhar Gupta, Sagarika Ghose, Barkha Dutt, Swara Bhaskar, Jallikattu, Bakrid, Kashmir, Triple Talaq, Rohingyas, Kashmiri Pandits, Makarand Paranjape, Madhu Kishwar, Saba Naqvi, Kumar Ketkar, Ramachandra Guha, Pavan Varma, Rajiv Malhotra, Dr Koenraad Elst, CIA, Ford Foundation, Christophe Jaffrelot

Time you hold aloft India's future

If we were to be asked whether (a) mass media doesn’t speak for common citizens; (c) is not neutral; (c) is corrupt; (d) is caste divisive; (e) is politicall

Next one week of demonetization drive

Demonetization, Modi government, opposition, Barkha Dutt, BJP, ATMs, Kashmir

To-queue-or-not-to-queue

The entire thrust of opposition, in cahoots with propaganda siren of mainstream media in full blast, is about the inconvenience of the poor man.

BJP asks Express to apologize—here’s why

BJP wants Express to apologize for misreporting PM

BJP wants Express to apologize for misreporting PM

They offer "regret" to Arun Jaitley. BJP asks them to "apologize." Law Commission pulls them up. But why Indian Express won't mend its ways. 

So Barkha you want such “freedom for media”

Barkha Dutt, Arnab Goswami, media, Dalits in Gujarat, upper castes, OBCs, Indian Express, garbas, Dagavadiya Village, Navratris, Mahadev, Kali Mata, @mypresscouncil

Barkha, you want such freedom for media?

“Is this the kind of freedom Barkha Dutt wants for Indian media,” my wife, sipping her tea, asked me this morning. 

Indian media is sick and hurting

India International Centre, Dr Karan Singh, U R Ananthamurthy, Kannur’s Sujith, JNU incident, Dadri killing, Malda, Girish Karnad, Pritish Nandi, Makarand Paranjpe, Rajdeep Sardesai, Nayantara Sehgal, jargons, casteist agenda, divisive journalism, leeches, award wapasi, jargon, trolls, Barkha Dutt, Radia tapes, Jatin Das, Nandita Das

Mainstream English media is a troll sitting on top of India and nobody can do a thing about it

The JNU incident has made many believe that Indian mainstream English media is sick, very very sick. They would pick on a Dadri and a JNU but would ignore Kannur's Sujith or Malda. Their agenda is casteist and divisive. A fine piece on Indian media by R. Jeyamohan is worth our time.