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I was pleased to read Chetan Bhagat's letter to the youth of Kashmir. It seemed like a sincere attempt at conveying a heartfelt opinion to perhaps the most disenchanted group of citizens in India. I remember feeling an urge to send him a tiny tweet back, appreciating his write-up. But in the meantime, Chetan Bhagat unravelled himself on Twitter. He did not have to seek the assistance of a troll to do so. Instead, he shot off a tweet to the famed Barkha Dutt, seeking feedback...
"I am 44 years old and I feel like I'm eight years old again. I can see that man's face every time I talk about it". It's not easy to talk about being sexually violated as a child. It's perhaps harder...
If you build it, they will come. Never was a truer word said, as lakhs of people expanded and swelled acro the venue. It certainly felt like all of Jaipur (and Delhi, and Bombay) was stuffed into the...
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Having successfully taken her show to London and Dubai, Tina decided the time was right to hit New Delhi because 'few places illustrate just how high the stakes are for women today as powerfully as India', she says
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I do not recall when I first met late Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. One early encounter was when I saw him stand outside Prime Minister I.K. Gujral's room, waiting to get some files signed. Gujral later told me these were delayed promotion cases of some of his scientists, so he had brought them personally to cut through red tape. But I knew him well for at least 20 years and was among the so many touched by his kindness and warmth. I am listing my six most interesting memories of him.
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He not only hated to admit his condition but was constantly bothered by what others were saying about him. He would tell us every now and then, "What will I tell people when they ask me about my health? That I am under psychiatric treatment?!"
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I recently came across Barkha Dutt's viral interview clip in which she lambasts a foreign reporter who describes India as unsafe for girls. Like many others, my initial reaction was to feel pride in my childhood idol. But as her response slowly started sinking in, I started to feel uneasy. My gut did not agree with her. Though her arguments sounded reasonable, I knew that her facts were part of an incomplete story. I decided to investigate and dig out the complete truth about the plight of India's women.
NDTV group editor Barkha Dutt, one of India’s best-known television journalists, is stepping down from her full-time position at the broadcaster, to set up a media company. She will continue as consu...