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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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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

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
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