We The People
Country of origin
39 to 40 minutes without commercials
2001 – present
We The People is a television talk show in India hosted by Barkha Dutt. The programme is aired every Sunday night at 8 pm on NDTV 24x7. [1 ]
Show format [ edit ]
It is a debate show on current affairs where about six to eight panellists are invited for every discussion. The panel usually consists of politicians, social scientists, academicians, social workers and celebrities, depending on the topic of discussion. There is also an audience which often poses questions directly to the panellists. Sometimes, they are also asked for a snap poll to weigh an argument.
The show encompasses a wide variety of topics and is not limited to political issues.
Awards and accolades [ edit ]
We The People has recently won the 14th Asian Television Award for Best Talk Show for the year 2008.,
and Best Talk Show (English) at the "NT Award 2000". [2 ] Barkha has been awarded as "the most intelligent TV host" by Indian Television Awards, and also as Best Talk Show Anchor. [3 ] [4 ]
List of episodes [ edit ]
Best of We The People 2012
Every woman's battle: The enemy within
Rape in India
Cinema: A cult or misogyny
Objectification of women in Indian cinema
Judiciary: symbol of hope and change for women?
Low conviction rate in rape cases in India
Democracy's midnight mayhem
Why does India still not have a national military memorial?
Indian Armed Forces
Age row: Ceasefire or lost battle?
Minority welfare or maximum politics?
The state in your bedroom?
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
Women's day: Substance or symbolism?
International Women's Day
India: No country for working women?
Women in India
Pornography or erotica: Who decides?
After the ceasefire: Lessons learnt?
Should the state negotiate with hostage takers?
Surrogacy: Outsourcing childbirth?
Commercial surrogacy in India
Rajya Sabha: House of Elders now House of Glamour?
Rajya Sabha members
Siachen: Time for a thaw?
Hillary Clinton on FDI, Mamata, Hafiz Saeed and outsourcing (
Are single sex institutions outdated?
The subsidies debate: Pro aam-aadmi or anti-growth?
Subsidies in India
'Bond'-ing doctors into duty?
The politics of minority quotas
Reservation in India
India: The big bazaar of organ trade?
Organ trade in India
President's pardon: The clemency debate
Pratibha Patil communes death sentences
Hitting cancer for a six
Interview with Yuvraj Singh
Mayhem at Manesar
Manesar violence July 2012
Sedition laws: Essential or archaic?
Sedition laws in India
India's steel frame: Still standing strong?
We the Olympians: A distant dream or within reach now?
India at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Is the government caught in a censorship web?
Riots and the rule of law
India-Pakistan: Prisoners of hostility?
Cellphone towers: India's safety check
Clinical trials: The India report
Euthanasia: Mercy killing or murder?
Euthanasia in India
Are religious traditions tilted against women?
Role of women in religion
Should the state fund political parties?
Internet freedom: In danger of being stifled?
Politics and the 'Great' Indian middle class
Time to re-think capital punishment?
Capital punishment in India
Moditva: Lessons for India?
Will capital punishment be a deterrent to rapists?
2012 Delhi gang rape case
Best of We The People 2010
Does India care for its soldiers?
Will books survive the digital age?
Jaipur Literature Festival
Army: Overused, under-appreciated?
Endgame in sight for 'Afghan-Pak' crisis?
Is the India story endangered by scams?
Is capital punishment deterrent for rapists?
The euthanasia debate
Ticket to India-Pakistan thaw?
The Tamil Nadu poll blockbuster
Being gay: The parents' story
The anatomy of a bribe
Maharaja in royal mess
Land wars: Farmers' rights vs industrialisation
Homecoming possible for pandits in J&K?
Women and power: Bucking the trend?
Army an option for Indian youth?
Viewer's choice: We the People on Gujarat quake
Neeraj Grover's parents on their son's murder
Does India need a separate prevention of communal violence bill?
Has Mumbai been numbed by terror?
Has spirituality turned into a profit industry?
Corruption kills the growth story?
Indian cinema: Hijacked by politics?
Fasting for change- Satyagraha or theatre?
Anna and the great Indian middle class
Anna's movement: The challenges & lessons
Copycat politics over mercy pleas?
Has India been numbed by terror?
Can you live on just ₹ 32 a day?
Gandhigiri in the age of violence
Telangan: An idea whose time has come?
Mayawati's Park: Extravaganza or empowerment?
Will right to recall make politicians accountable?
Does the army still need special powers in J&K?
Is social media changing human equations?
Love, sex and cinema
Terror errors: Weakening India's fight?
From argumentative India to intolerant India?
Has Parliament become a house of Adjournments?
The return of Anna Hazare
From Uphaar AMRI, is it a license to kill?
Best of We The People 2009
Is India soft on sexual misconduct?
Rape in India
Get a picture or save a life?
Is TV exploiting young children?
Mukesh Ambani, Montek at LSE debate
Mumbai and the idea of India
MF Husain: Let down by India?
Being Muslim in today's India?
"Salaam Namaste" to pre-marital sex?
Right to education: Quantity over quality?
Maoists vs the state
IPL: Indian Political League
Is globalisation a bad word?
Young politicians, old ideas?
India's maoist challenge
The death penalty debate
Is Twitter here to stay?
Office relationships: Harassment or consensual?
Government vs Army on the Armed Forces Act?
India's population: Boon or bane?
The language wars
Surrogacy: Exploiting the poor?
Commonwealth games: National shame?
India: The Twitter republic
Superbug: Bias against India?
New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1
Is the 'real India' forgotten?
Pension for ex-Army men: A question of equality?
Ayodhya verdict: Time for closure?
Ayodhya: Is 'reconciliation' realistic?
India: Game for corruption?
Alimony and the modern woman
Is corruption in our roots?
Government show who is "The Big Boss"?
The new-age neta
The art of giving
Will WikiLeaks change diplomacy world over?
Binayak Sen: Targeted by the state?
No war, no peace: India's Pakistan problem?
Should Satyam be saved?
The Slumdog phenomenon
Is peace possible between India and Pakistan?
The Advertising debate
The culture wars
Jai Ho: From Dharavi to LA and back
Should IPL and elections be held together?
Regional parties: The Kings makers?
Death, love, life on TV
New middle-class political activism
Politics in the age of TV
Small parties: big ambitions
Should godmen stay out of politics?
How safe are our schools and colleges?
Who's afraid of Mayawati?
Who is India's Obama?
Will Indian polity get a younger soul?
Ragging: From tradition to abuse
Racism: Indians as targets
Women and Affirmative Action
Royalty in the age of democracy
One nation, one Board: Is India ready?
The right to be gay
Royalty and Indian politics
Right to motherhood
Has India over-reacted to the swine-flu?
Political parties scared of history?
Religious symbols in a secular society
Is politics killing history and literature?
Austerity, Congress style?
Should everyone in India know Hindi?
Women in Army: Time for a greater role?
Gandhi's legacy: Are we too politically correct?
Is Mumbai no longer cosmopolitan?
The Maoist Muddle
Is a peace initiative with the Maoists possible
The Indira Gandhi legacy
Vande Mataram and Fatwa politics
National language: What's that?
26/11: Lessons learnt?
India's skin deep prejudice
Nation vs regionalism
Private lives, public gaze
Ruchika's case: Mockery of justice?
Should blogs be regulated?
Should politicians be considered for Bharat Ratna?
Does India take its national symbols too seriously?
Does India overplay the race card?
Is 18 old enough for marriage?
Pakistan: Democracy or dictatorship?
Should history be determined by popular sentiment?
Is India a fair field for men and women?
Scarlett Keeling case: Goa's dark side?
Would you go under the knife to look better?
Will higher salaries for bureaucrats improve performance?
Can politics and sports be kept separate?
Will quotas create equity or end excellence?
Can non-violence still be effective?
Does materialism define the New India?
Should smoking and drinking be banned on-screen?
Do women need political reservation?
Has India become indifferent to terror attacks?
'Police'ing the media?
Are India and America finally equal partners?
Amitav Ghosh's sentiments behind Sea of Poppies
Should the sex trade be legalised?
Jammu & Kashmir: The siege within
How should India deal with 'azaadi' demands?
Mamata, a roadblock for Nano dream?
Not just skin-deep prejudice
Is India losing the war against terror?
Can SIMI and Bajrang Dal be equated?
Why are Indians obsessed with fairness?
Is it time to decriminalise homosexuality?
Have the attacks on Christians destroyed India's image?
Will the financial crisis change India's attitude to money?
Is India's city of dreams getting destroyed by regionalism?
Obama or McCain: Who is better for India?
Can India's political establishment create an Obama like inspiration?
'Hindu' terror: Myth or fact?
Is the Indian dream in danger after the global financial crisis?
Enough is enough: India's 9/11
Anger into action: What can India do next?
Anatomy of anger
Has the Minority Affairs Minister embarrassed India's Muslims?
J&K verdict: End of separatism?
Are Noida killings India's shame?
Policing the internet: Possible or desirable?
Have Indians lost faith in the judicial process?
Death debate: Should euthanasia be legalised?
Who should decide what we watch?
Will Samjhauta blasts be a turning point in Indo-Pak relations?
Do Indian women still need feminism?
Is there a conflict between farms and WB factories?
Will you go under the knife to look better?
Is Team India being unfairly targeted?
Muslims: Pushed into a stereotype?
Flag & Anthem: Are Indians over-sensitive?
Has tabloid journalism become a norm?
Has judicial activism crossed the line?
Does popular opinion sanction encounter killings?
Has art been hijacked by moral police?
Do temples have a right to restrict entry?
Are extremists defining Sikh identity again?
Is politics a man's world?
Drugs: Why can't India say no?
Are Indians obsessed with weight?
Should it be legal to select the sex of your child?
Is sympathy for Sanjay justified?
Single Men = Good fathers?
Is anti-Americanism outdated?
Should the sex trade be legalised?
Should faith influence government policy?
Are sting operations unethical?
Do people have the right to die with dignity?
Indian Military Academy: Soldiering on
Why is modern India intolerant?
Can single men make good fathers?
N-deal rollback: UPA's image hurt?
Is the ban on child labour unrealistic?
Nandigram: Can the CPM recover?
Can creative freedom be absolute?
Has Gujarat progressed under Modi?
Best of 2005
Do public figures have the right to private life?
Should IIMs be allowed to go global?
Is Chennai India's most conservative city?
Demolition: Is the capital headed for chaos?
Minority report: Will a religious survey harm the Indian Army?
Will quotas in private schools make education more accessible?
Is Islam's moderate voice silent?
Should there be regulations for sting operations?
Office of profit: Is the law irrational?
Should we take beauty pageants seriously?
Will the OBC quota create equality?
Rape cases: Should we have stricter laws?
Should the quota system be scrapped?
Budhia: Are we helping or hurting him?
Is religion hijacking creativity?
Is celebrity activism meaningful?
Is society to harsh with drug users?
Indo-Pak debate: A generation gap?
Is India's military still biased against women?
Is 90 percent not enough for college admissions anymore?
Are religious traditions fair to women?
Mumbai blasts: Time to get tough on terrorism
Does India really honour its soldiers?
Cola row: Is there too much fuss over fizz?
Is India still in awe of royalty?
Have the rules of marriage changed?
Should Vande Mataram be mandatory?
Are teachers undervalued and underpaid?
Is there any point in banning smoking in films?
Gandhigiri: Is it realistic?
The fight for gay rights
Behind the veil
Do media campaigns help or hurt justice?
Medical tourism: Have hospitals become hotels?
Do we need stricter alcohol laws?
Godmen & Politics: Unholy alliance?
Do spiritual leaders encourage blind faith?
Freedom vs faith: Has India forced MF Husain into exile?
Has the Afzal debate been politicised?
Trapped by nature: India's sex change phenomena
Sex change: Breaking free
Divided by borders, united in grief
Gujarat earthquake: The aftershock
The Indian Muslim voice
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]