Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist, author and owner of YouTube news channel MoJo Story. She is an opinion columnist with The Hindustan Times and The Washington Post. Dutt was part of NDTV's team for 21 years, until she left the channel in January 2017. Barkha emerged as a prominent figure after her frontline war reporting on the Kargil Conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. Dutt has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. Dutt was one of the journalists taped in the Radia tapes controversy. At NDTV, Dutt was the host of the weekly, award-winning talk-show We The People as well as the daily prime-time show The Buck Stops Here. She has done her BA from St. Stephen's College, Delhi (BA), MA from Jamia Millia Islamia (MA) and MS from Columbia University.