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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.

SOUND BITE

Lights are great storytellers of the souls of nations. Here's how

Night light as a global lie detector is a marvellous 21st century invention

By Anita Pratap June 04, 2023

Public indulgence of mad and merry kings is over

Modernisation is essential for monarchy’s relevance and continuity

By Anita Pratap May 21, 2023

How quantum physics has changed reality

Now we gape into a world of uncertainties, exciting to some, incomprehensible to most

By Anita Pratap March 26, 2023

Why war in Ukraine is marked by ironies and contradictions

In 2022, the issues most countries battled with had little to do with Ukraine war

By Anita Pratap March 12, 2023

How Europe's 'unity in diversity' is cracking slowly

Europe lacks even one extraordinary leader who can steer it through the crisis

By Anita Pratap February 26, 2023

Is the British monarchy on its way out?

New Britain may drive change, and royals out of their castles. Gradually

By Anita Pratap January 01, 2023

What “feminisation of men” trend is all about

For most women, having a child is economic equivalent of being hit by a meteorite

By Anita Pratap December 11, 2022

It is no longer a Trump card

What is Trump without his megaphone?

By Anita Pratap November 27, 2022

Why Truss has been an unmitigated disaster

Several Tory MPs publicly agree that Lettuce Liz is “past her sell-by date”

By Anita Pratap October 30, 2022

For Russia, rise of a strong state has been a historical necessity

Three strands of strong state, weak society and patriotism wove the Russian tapestry

By Anita Pratap October 16, 2022

How the rich pursue their fantasies even as inflation cripples all

Leg extensions are being sought after by CEOs, actors and financial wizards

By Anita Pratap October 02, 2022

How Rotterdam citizens humbled Jeff Bezos

Bezos’s behemoth boat and a bridge that didn’t budge

By Anita Pratap September 04, 2022

Think America’s good first, says Anita Pratap

The US today is an anocracy

By Anita Pratap July 10, 2022

Brexit grinds slowly, but it grinds small, says Anita Pratap

Fire sales of Britain’s crown jewels tell sad story of a financially squeezed nation

By Anita Pratap June 12, 2022

Anita Pratap on the new world disorder after the Ukraine war

War and pandemic can spark events that resemble the catastrophic century-old past

By Anita Pratap May 29, 2022
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