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After completing her diploma in journalism, Anita was recruited by Arun Shourie, the then editor of The Indian Express in Delhi. She then got transferred to Bangalore to live with her parents. Shortly after, she then joined Sunday Magazine. Her interest in journalism was in international politics and that led her to the ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka. She would herself visit many sites to gather first hand information. In 1983, she interviewed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s (LTTE) chief Velupillai Prabhakaran.This became the first ever interview Prabhakaran gave to the world in which he talked about his philosophies of establishing LTTE, of taking matters in his own hands rather than relying on government and of his plans ahead. Anita was immediately recognised on an international level. She continued her work in Sri Lanka and later in 2003 published her first book Island of Blood writing down her experiences of living in a terror-stricken areas.
Anita also worked for India Today and then was a correspondent for TIME Magazine for eight years. Post 1993-bombings in Bombay (now Mumbai), she also interviewed Bal Thackeray for TIME, who was the then chief of Shiv Sena which was the leading opposition party in the state of Maharashtra. In 1996, she joined CNN, her first experience as television journalist. She worked from the Atlanta and the Bangkok bureau for a short while to get experience. She then covered news on Taliban’s takeover of Kabul for which she was presented with the George Polk Award.
Switching to television from print media, Anita also made various documentaries on social issues and arts. In Light Up The Sky, she showcases the transformation of insurgent Mizoram into a democratic state. Her documentaries, Orphans of an Ancient Civilization note the plights of craftsmen and When The Soul Glows documents folk dance traditions. The Shabash Hallelujah was a documentary on Naga Regiment.Co-authoring with a Bangalore-based photographer Mahesh Bhatt, she published her second book Unsung in 2007 which told stories of nine ordinary Indian people who served the society.