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Journalism-Barkha Dutt
She is an Indian TV journalist with New Delhi Television (NDTV) is a known face in the field of journalism. Her reporting of the Kargil conflict in 1999 made her a household name. She had interviewed Capt. Vikram Batra during the Kargil conflict, and this interview was telecast after Capt.Batra was killed in Drass. It was an interview that shook the nation.

Barkha credits her journalism skills to her mother, Prabha, her mother and a pioneer among women journalists in India. Prabha Dutt graduated from the Chandigarh School of Journalism with honours and did her inhouse training with the Hindustan Times, Delhi in 1964.

Barkha was educated at the Modern School, New Delhi and then did her Bachelor's degree in English literature from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi. She did her Master's degree in Mass Communication from Jamia Milia Islamia's Mass Communication Research Center New Delhi. In 1997, She won Inlaks Scholarship, and took two years off from work to get a master's in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, New York.

She came into prominence during the Kargil war and since, then the focus of her work has been conflict reporting, covering areas ranging from Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. Today as the Managing Editor of NDTV 24x7, India's premiere satellite television network she hosts We the People, every week. She is one of the most influential journalists in the country. She also writes a weekly column for The Hindustan Times and The Khaleej Times.

Her work has won her over twenty international and national awards including: the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award from the World Economic Forum in 2001; the Commonwealth Broadcasters Award, 2002; the Broadcast Journalist of the Year award from the Indian Express, in 2005; the prestigious Padma Shri Award (Journalism), in 2008.