In short bursts MINDSCAPE

In short bursts

The prospect of my morning exercise routine loomed over me as a stressor. Though I manage stretches...

By Vandana Kohli | October 16, 2017
Anita Pratap

Anita Pratap

Anita Pratap is an award-winning journalist, author and documentary film maker. She was the first journalist to interview LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran.

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  • They call him Jupiter

    They call him Jupiter

    By Anita Pratap | September 24, 2017

    Many French citizens mock President Emmanuel Macron because he says he wants to rise above the mundane and govern like the Roman God. In reality he is not perched in a pantheon,...

  • Kim is not dim

    Kim is not dim

    By Anita Pratap | September 10, 2017

    Young Kim is not weird. One should not underestimate him!” That’s a description of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by a Japanese defence expert, speaking on the condition of...

  • The inevitable storm

    The inevitable storm

    By Anita Pratap | August 27, 2017

    The 20th century’s Industrial Age was characterised by the rise of the working class. As they bought cars, fridges and washing machines, their quality of life improved and...

  • A venomous snake pit

    A venomous snake pit

    By Anita Pratap | August 13, 2017

    No television serial or reality show can match the intrigues and drama within the White House. It is dirtier and nastier than any scriptwriter’s tale. Power centres are always...

  • Severed arms, drowned lungs

    Severed arms, drowned lungs

    By Anita Pratap | July 30, 2017

    He walked for six months, every single day. Fleeing from war-ravaged northern Afghanistan, Nasrallah and his family initially took refuge in Iran. He should have been in school,...

  • French Revolution 4.0

    French Revolution 4.0

    By Anita Pratap | July 02, 2017

    The parliamentary election outcome can transform not just France, but Europe and beyond, exactly as the 18th century uprising inspired political, economic and social changes...

  • When China talks, nobody yawns

    When China talks, nobody yawns

    By Anita Pratap | May 28, 2017

    So jaws didn’t drop in boredom when President Xi Jinping waxed eloquent about his ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. “The countries along the ancient Silk Road were once places...

  • Pakistan’s perilous journey

    Pakistan’s perilous journey

    By Anita Pratap | May 14, 2017

    Countries are no different from human beings. Relationship dynamics between countries invariably resemble human interactions. Countries can be “natural allies” with common values...

  • The era of data capitalism

    The era of data capitalism

    By Anita Pratap | March 05, 2017

    For millennia, humans worked with tools. But whether it is the old hammer or today’s toaster, we don’t declare “I love you” to them. But some 500,000 owners have asked their...

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