Guest Column

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. She is a Contributing Editor of THE WEEK.


Xenophobes with a cause

I am not a Nazi, but....” Many Germans begin this way before expressing hostility to

By Anita Pratap September 23, 2018

High on pain

Opioids seem to be the opium of the American masses. Worse, opioid medications—or

By Anita Pratap September 09, 2018

Overheard at a visa centre

It is the job of American visa officers to ask personal, incisive questions. The US

By Anita Pratap August 26, 2018

Reform norms, not Islam

Alcoholics cannot be satisfied with lemonade. Likewise, jihadists cannot be

By Anita Pratap July 01, 2018

From the earth’s darkest corner

It is all about nukes. Ahead of the “now on, now off” summit between Donald Trump

By Anita Pratap June 17, 2018

The constants: caste and politics

Much has changed in India. But a few recent events reveal, much has not—neither in

By Anita Pratap June 03, 2018

Nothing noble about this

Sex, lies and leaks. You could be forgiven for thinking, “Been there, read that.”

By Anita Pratap May 20, 2018

Bold Macron, cautious Merkel

Given a long rope, you can either hang yourself or climb and conquer. French

By Anita Pratap May 06, 2018

Hungary’s own Trump

Is one of Donald Trump’s role models Viktor Orban, the right-wing prime minister of

By Anita Pratap April 22, 2018

Stay steady, Merkel

Angela Merkel has just become German Chancellor for the fourth time. It has been a

By Anita Pratap March 25, 2018

Norway’s 39 Olympic medals

A thousand years ago, they wreaked havoc across the British Isles, plundering gold,

By Anita Pratap March 11, 2018

Oslo’s wonder woman

She rises out of the ice-cold fjord waters like a middle-aged Wonder Woman. I am

By Anita Pratap January 28, 2018

Kim is not Gaddafi

Remember those horrifying images of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi being hounded down a sewer, captured,...

By Anita Pratap December 31, 2017

Who am I to judge?

Something strange happened in the Munich airport. A young East Asian woman walked towards me with a...

By Anita Pratap December 17, 2017

Big Tech, the big threat

Big Tobacco. Big Oil. Big Pharma. And, now, Big Tech. Too big for public good? Admiration is turning...

By Anita Pratap November 19, 2017
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