She may be controversial but she is gutsy. More than just a run of the mill journalist, Barkha Dutt is a fiercely political, independent, fiery woman. She has redefined journalism by breaking every rule in the book and emerged as the face of the “angry Indian” with her reporting which is accurate and on point. Here are the top reasons why according to us she is the best journalist India has ever produced-
- Her unflinching bravery and patriotism
In the year 1999, Barkha Dutt bought the realities of war to Indian homes. Without caring for her life she reported fearlessly and enlightened us about the trials and tribulations about a war that was threatening to tear apart our motherland.
- She is a winner!
Besides winning several prestigious awards such as the Padma Shri, Star Guild and ITA awards, her most notable achievement was when she was nominated for the Emmy.
- She IS the fourth pillar of democracy
Insightful, intelligent and knowledgeable she goes beyond the surface and covers all issues of contention if relevant to the country. When Nehru declared journalism to be the fourth pillar of democracy, he definitely did not mean the fawning anchors acting as fanboys while interviewing celebrities. This is where Barkha Dutt shines as the last true pillar of journalism with her unbiased and intelligent reporting.
Is journalism only surface news? Covering and reporting without verification and follow up? Since when did fake news become so real? How to get relevant issues of public interest to the forefront? These are questions which can only be answered by our Xpert on journalism who has her finger on the pulse of the country. Help us uncover the secrets of the journalism world and much more from Barkha Dutt by signing this petition on Xpert. Xpert is an online platform that aims to make learning from the best free. Because in 2018 lack of access should never be a hurdle to success.