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.



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

By Anita Pratap February 15, 2020

Putin’s game for greatness

Western pundits invariably reduce Russian President Vladimir Putin into a

By Anita Pratap February 01, 2020

A royal drama worth the big screen

This could be a 21st century Disney version of the British royal romance. The

By Anita Pratap January 18, 2020

Brexit horror show continues

Halloween came and went. So did Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s threat to leave the

By Anita Pratap November 09, 2019

Deal, dilemma, delay

My deal or no deal. Sounds familiar? Yes, we are back in Britain. The Shakespearean

By Anita Pratap October 12, 2019

Young and determined

She is being compared with history’s enduring icons, from Mother Teresa to Martin

By Anita Pratap September 28, 2019

Greed for Greenland

Terrific location. Spectacular views. Pristine air. Wealthy area. What’s not to

By Anita Pratap August 31, 2019

Right churn ahead

They live in a time warp, in an era of German supremacy, with Heil Hitler salutes

By Anita Pratap August 17, 2019

Boris’s Brexit battle

Do or die is the battle cry of Britain’s new prime minister Boris Johnson. He refers

By Anita Pratap August 03, 2019

Jair Messias Bolsonaro: More mess than messiah?

His middle name is ‘Messias’. But within six months of his rule, citizens wonder if

By Anita Pratap July 20, 2019

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson: The 'blonde bombshells'

The similarities between the two “blond bombshells” are uncanny. In appearance and

By Anita Pratap June 22, 2019

The rage of conspiracy theories

Populists tend to believe in conspiracy theories. A global survey shows that

By Anita Pratap June 08, 2019

The princess of Norway and her shaman lover

The daughter of the current King of Norway, Princess Märtha Louise, had to renounce

By Anita Pratap May 25, 2019

Bannon falls flat

Populists of Europe, unite! Thus spake Steve Bannon, former strategist of US

By Anita Pratap May 11, 2019

Brexit: The comedy of errors

Brexit unfolds like a Shakespearean drama. It also mirrors what Karl Marx said about

By Anita Pratap April 27, 2019
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