Barkha Dutt was born in India on 18th December 1971 and is one of India's foremost reporters. She rose to fame due to her excellent coverage of the Kargil War in 1999. She is hailed as the "Indian Christiane Amanpour". She has a Bachelor's degree in English literature from St. Stephen's College, Delhi; a Master's degree in Mass Communications from Jamia Milia Islamia's Mass Communications Research Center, Delhi; and a master's in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. She was a 1997 winner of the Inlaks Scholarship, which sends six Indians abroad annually for graduate work. She hosts popular talkshow, We The People in NDTV. She currently anchors the 9 p.m. daily news bulletin and co-anchors "Newshour," an hour-long analysis and discussion program for STAR TV, the Asian satellite channel. Some of her writings can also be viewed in Outlookindia's website.