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How being Indian became cool

In my United Nations years, one of the dilemmas foreigners often confronted was in dealing with the...

By Shashi Tharoor | May 07, 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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  • 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...

  • A wrecking ball inside the White House

    A wrecking ball inside the White House

    By Anita Pratap | February 19, 2017

    In just a fortnight, President Donald Trump has thrown the sedate international order into disarray, leaving a wake of chaos, confusion and consternation within and outside...

  • A referendum on note ban

    A referendum on note ban

    By Anita Pratap | January 22, 2017

    What would we Indians do without Bollywood and elections? The spectacle, excitement and drama provided by both are not only entertaining and engrossing, but a necessary...

  • Busyness as business

    Busyness as business

    By Anita Pratap | January 08, 2017

    The future is always uncertain; now, more than ever. In a matter of days, one of the most unpredictable and polarising figures of modern times will officially become the world’s...

  • Prozac of the masses

    Prozac of the masses

    By Anita Pratap | December 11, 2016

    Donald Trump used social media with deadly effect to win. But his victory also exposes the deadly effects of social media. In the new mediascape, Facebook is the champion,...

  • “Crooked Hillary” vs “Dangerous Donald”

    “Crooked Hillary” vs “Dangerous Donald”

    By Anita Pratap | November 13, 2016

    This American election is the most messed up, ever. Just when you think it can’t get worse, it does. The FBI’s resurrection of the email scandal gouges Hillary Clinton in the...

  • Nothing surgical about it

    Nothing surgical about it

    By Anita Pratap | October 16, 2016

    Over a decade ago, the BJP government advocated “limited war”. Today, they call it “surgical strikes”. However justified an attack may be, one reality we must accept: There is...

  • Crumbling of a rich country

    Crumbling of a rich country

    By Anita Pratap | October 02, 2016

    Desperate with hunger, people scrambled up trees to pluck ripe mangos. Some fell and died, while others were electrocuted by live electric wires snaking through the branches. If...

  • Donald doesn’t duck

    Donald doesn’t duck

    By Anita Pratap | September 18, 2016

    How do you solve a problem like… Donald Trump? As the singing nuns in the movie Sound of Music describe Maria, Trump is a “darling” to some, but a “demon” to others;...

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