Surprise elections POWER POINT

Surprise elections

Every prime minister with a majority hears the speculation that he or she may prepone the next...

By Sachidananda Murthy | August 27, 2017
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.

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  • The inevitable storm

    The inevitable storm

    By Anita Pratap | August 27, 2017

    The 20th century’s Industrial Age was characterised by the rise of the working class. As they bought cars, fridges and washing machines, their quality of life improved and...

  • A venomous snake pit

    A venomous snake pit

    By Anita Pratap | August 13, 2017

    No television serial or reality show can match the intrigues and drama within the White House. It is dirtier and nastier than any scriptwriter’s tale. Power centres are always...

  • Severed arms, drowned lungs

    Severed arms, drowned lungs

    By Anita Pratap | July 30, 2017

    He walked for six months, every single day. Fleeing from war-ravaged northern Afghanistan, Nasrallah and his family initially took refuge in Iran. He should have been in school,...

  • French Revolution 4.0

    French Revolution 4.0

    By Anita Pratap | July 02, 2017

    The parliamentary election outcome can transform not just France, but Europe and beyond, exactly as the 18th century uprising inspired political, economic and social changes...

  • When China talks, nobody yawns

    When China talks, nobody yawns

    By Anita Pratap | May 28, 2017

    So jaws didn’t drop in boredom when President Xi Jinping waxed eloquent about his ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. “The countries along the ancient Silk Road were once places...

  • Pakistan’s perilous journey

    Pakistan’s perilous journey

    By Anita Pratap | May 14, 2017

    Countries are no different from human beings. Relationship dynamics between countries invariably resemble human interactions. Countries can be “natural allies” with common values...

  • The era of data capitalism

    The era of data capitalism

    By Anita Pratap | March 05, 2017

    For millennia, humans worked with tools. But whether it is the old hammer or today’s toaster, we don’t declare “I love you” to them. But some 500,000 owners have asked their...

  • A wrecking ball inside the White House

    A wrecking ball inside the White House

    By Anita Pratap | February 19, 2017

    In just a fortnight, President Donald Trump has thrown the sedate international order into disarray, leaving a wake of chaos, confusion and consternation within and outside...

  • A referendum on note ban

    A referendum on note ban

    By Anita Pratap | January 22, 2017

    What would we Indians do without Bollywood and elections? The spectacle, excitement and drama provided by both are not only entertaining and engrossing, but a necessary...

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