Portrait of Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt is an award-winning journalist and writer with over two decades of reporting experience. India's only Emmy-nominated journalist, she became a household name with her front line reporting of the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan. She has reported from some of the most dangerous spots across the world, including Kashmir, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and Egypt.

Dutt has been awarded with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. She was the host of India's longest-running television show, We The People, for 16 years, and is the winner of more than 40 national and international media awards.

She writes for the Washington Post and Hindustan Times, and is a contributing editor for The Week magazine. This year, she turned entrepreneur and started her own digital and events venture called Mojo. Her first book, This Unquiet Land – Stories from India's Fault Lines is a bestseller that was released to critical acclaim.