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.


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

They call him Jupiter

Many French citizens mock President Emmanuel Macron because he says he wants to rise above the mundane...

By Anita Pratap September 24, 2017

Kim is not dim

Young Kim is not weird. One should not underestimate him!” That’s a description of North Korean leader...

By Anita Pratap September 10, 2017

The inevitable storm

The 20th century’s Industrial Age was characterised by the rise of the working class. As they bought...

By Anita Pratap August 27, 2017

A venomous snake pit

No television serial or reality show can match the intrigues and drama within the White House. It is...

By Anita Pratap August 13, 2017

Severed arms, drowned lungs

He walked for six months, every single day. Fleeing from war-ravaged northern Afghanistan, Nasrallah...

By Anita Pratap July 30, 2017

French Revolution 4.0

The parliamentary election outcome can transform not just France, but Europe and beyond, exactly as the...

By Anita Pratap July 02, 2017

When China talks, nobody yawns

So jaws didn’t drop in boredom when President Xi Jinping waxed eloquent about his ambitious Belt and...

By Anita Pratap May 28, 2017

Pakistan’s perilous journey

Countries are no different from human beings. Relationship dynamics between countries invariably...

By Anita Pratap May 14, 2017

The era of data capitalism

For millennia, humans worked with tools. But whether it is the old hammer or today’s toaster, we don’t...

By Anita Pratap March 05, 2017
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