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.


Eyes don’t lie, nor do guts

Tina Turner sings, “What’s love got to do with it?” But I wonder, “What’s eyes got

By Anita Pratap March 16, 2019

Coarse cacophonies

In his essay Politics and the English Language, author George Orwell wrote:

By Anita Pratap February 16, 2019

The warrior gene conundrum

Five generations of men in an extended Dutch family were violent. One attacked his

By Anita Pratap February 02, 2019

Yellow fever hits Europe

Revolution ravages reform. Angry demonstrators hurled bricks and Molotov cocktails,

By Anita Pratap January 19, 2019

In the Nick of time

I wondered why the girl was running naked on the highway” says Nick Ut, recalling

By Anita Pratap December 22, 2018

Theresa May soldiers on

I am going nowhere,” asserts British Prime Minister Theresa May with her trademark

By Anita Pratap November 24, 2018

The final gamble

She was the right person, at the right time, in the right place. After the Berlin

By Anita Pratap November 10, 2018

Era of quantum politics

Scientists like Albert Einstein are famous across the world, but few people

By Anita Pratap October 15, 2018

Bounced Chequers

For centuries, Britain determined the fate of other nations. Now it cannot seem to

By Anita Pratap October 07, 2018

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
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