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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.

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The royal vanishing act

Ex-King flees to unknown land”. This time-warp headline takes us to medieval eras

By Anita Pratap September 20, 2020

Assets, imagined and real

The dystopian world of artificial intelligence that we imagined would unfold in the

By Anita Pratap September 06, 2020

The showdown is on

T he “Thucydides Trap” states that a rising power is doomed to conflict with the

By Anita Pratap August 09, 2020

When Pax Americana wanes

An image sometimes captures an empire’s decline. The iconic photograph of nurses

By Anita Pratap July 26, 2020

This is America

During the pandemic, the rich got richer. Not only billionaires like Amazon’s Jeff

By Anita Pratap July 12, 2020

Racism? Touch up and rip up

The brutal police killing of George Floyd blew the lid off a global problem. Racism

By Anita Pratap June 28, 2020

A Trump of lies

Why are we still shocked by President Donald Trump, his falsehoods, distortions and

By Anita Pratap June 14, 2020

An unusual cult figure

Tall and handsome in a craggy sort of way, Dr Anders Tegnell commands the highest

By Anita Pratap May 31, 2020

Credibility at stake

I really screwed up.” It is a startling confession from any official, but

By Anita Pratap May 17, 2020

European Union: Divided by a virus

We have witnessed the coronavirus’s capacity to ravage lives and livelihood. Experts

By Anita Pratap May 03, 2020

Realities of a post-pandemic world

Though 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt, the coronavirus flies straight into

By Anita Pratap April 19, 2020

Goop’s oomph factor

Who would buy an expensive bottle of “vampire repellant spray”? If you believe in

By Anita Pratap April 05, 2020

Priti Patel: Poster girl or ‘piranha'?

Small, scrappy and spunky, Priti Patel is a few short steps away from 10 Downing

By Anita Pratap March 14, 2020

Cold-blooded, or just nuts?

Right-wing massacres follow a pattern in the west. The killers are young, male,

By Anita Pratap February 29, 2020

Hitler-in-waiting

It was a “political earthquake”, no less. The incident in the east German state of

By Anita Pratap February 15, 2020
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