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There is an entire generation of voters who wasn't even born (or just about) in 1992 and have no living memory of the Ram Mandir Babri Masjid dispute or the demolition. What are their expectations from this election? I decided to tell the story of Ayodhya through Paradise Gym one of only two Gyms in the temple town. Apart from the aspiration of an "International body" (Hanuman calendar on wall...
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FB Live: Barkha Talks to Ayodhya’s Gym Junkies About Their Dreams

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Happy to share that I am now Contributing Editor for The Week Magazine. Read my piece here that accompanies the Cover story. Same Crime, Different Standards? Why is Jayalalitha forgiven what Sasikala is not? Can we agree that corruption then is a non issue for voters in India? Why are the two women judged differently for the exact same crime? [ Theweek.in Link ]

Sasikala judged more harshly than Jaya

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Barkha Dutt
02/18/2017 at 07:43. Facebook
Delighted to share my take on Sasikala is on the Cover for The Week. I ask why Jayalalitha is forgiven the corruption Sasikala is not, given both are convicted criminals. After my writing for Washington Post & Hindustan Times I shall soon be sharing details of a major association with The Week. As they say, watch this space! Diversify Diversify Diversify is my motto for a multi media age....
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This has been the most moving and sad story I have reported so far from the UP elections. Two sisters in a village near Kanpur share their story and their dreams with me. Watch Arti and Nidhi on what these elections mean to them. With the nearest school and college an hour away, Arti had to drop out of school after class 8th. "I wanted to be self reliant" she told me "and make something of my...
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What Really Matters to Young Women in Rural UP Ahead of Polls?

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The Padma Lakshmi interview. On being a Brown woman in Trump's America, Feminism, Rushdie, Madras Memories, her memoirs and more. must watch and share feedback [ Thequint.com Link ]

The Padma Lakshmi Interview: On Rushdie, Feminism & Donald Trump

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My report #OnTheRoad with the 'other' bahu of the Yadav family. You will enjoy this !

Barkha Chats With Yadavs’ Chhoti Bahu Aparna Before Her Poll Debut

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One of the things that engages me and fulfills me about my work is that I meet young women across India. I always learn something from them and sometimes I also challenge them, urging them to see the insidious patriarchy I missed recognizing when I was their age. Here as I go #OnTheRoad for The Quint I meet women at Lucknow University. We discuss the BJP'S "Anti Romeo Squads" proposal. One...
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BJP’s ‘Anti-Romeo’ Squads: Young Women Tell Barkha What They Think

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Surrounded by women and children and as men gathered on the rooftops I sat down with Mulayam Singh Yadav's Chhoti Bahu- the feisty, outspoken Aparna Yadav in a narrow alley lane where there was no room to breathe. We sat on two tiny stools in the middle of the basti and spoke of why she sees herself as the "Fevicol" in her family, her husband's Lamborghini, her politically incorrect take on...
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Don't miss this #UP #AparnaYadav
Watch the full exclusive interview with Akhilesh Yadav. We talk Rahul, Modi, Mulayam and more. Share and also share feedback.

Barkha’s Big Exclusive with Akhilesh Yadav

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#UPCM Akhilesh Yadav has really come into his own. After standing up to his father and reclaiming leadership of the Samajwadi Party one can sense the new confidence in his tone and persona. As he leads an election campaign that could change the outcome of national politics he is refreshingly open to questions.
In this in-depth sit down interview in Lucknow Akhilesh and I talk Rahul, Modi,...
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"Am sure Netaji will campaign for us" said his son #UPCM Akhilesh Yadav when I asked about how he has been dealing with the 'pari-war' in his family.
Avoiding questions on Amar Singh and Shivpal Yadav who are in the opposite camp and are seen to be the ones pushing Mulayam Yadav away from his son, the CM told me he did not want to focus on the past. When I asked if the last few months had...
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"Bogus". That's the word Akhilesh Yadav uses to describe the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) charge of a Hindu exodus in Kairana in Western UP.
Speaking to me exclusively for The Quint in Lucknow the #UPCM dismissed the Kairana 'palayan' controversy as "politics of hatred". He said before speaking of Kairana PM Narendra Modi should talk of his own "Palayan" or political migration. "Modi knows he...
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Will Akhilesh Yadav be a PM contender in 2019 if he wins UP in 2017?
Though he tells me in this Exclusive interview with The Quint that his dreams are limited to UP for now- what is interesting is that while he pitches for a long term alliance with Rahul Gandhi and the Indian National Congress, he says "janta will decide" who the leader of this national alliance would be. Could it be him?
Anyone thought that Rahul Gandhi was playing Big Brother to Akhilesh Yadav at their first joint presser?

Well today in this Exclusive interview with me on The Quint, the #UPCM reminded Rahul Gandhi of who needed whom more. He told me "Yes, it's true that they need us more in UP. Congress doesn't have a party organization here. This is a chance for Congress to rebuild the party. Such chances...
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