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.


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

Brexit in UK: Mayhem in Theresa May's land

My Deal. No Deal. Delay. British Parliament sounds like a casino where all bets have

By Anita Pratap March 30, 2019

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
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