India’s top notch journalist and the face of NDTV, Barkha Dutt has quit the national television network to explore her own venture. She had moved to being a consulting editor but later took the plunge to going it alone as a press release shared on Sunday. Barkha already has her firm called Barkha Dutt Live News Media, something she set up about 12 months ago when she moved to a consulting role and experiment with other media styles.

“Its been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities & my own ventures!

Barkha called it her New Year resolution on Twitter and said she was “hugely excited to start New Year on a new slate, diversify my interests & build my own independent projects.”

NDTV issued an official statement:

In 1995, Barkha Dutt joined NDTV straight out of college, and now, after 21 wonderful years together, Barkha has requested that she would like to explore some new opportunities, pursue other interests and work on her own ventures.

In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute across India and many parts of the world. We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best.