Ask Prabhu

Prabhu Chawla is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express group.

Having begun as a reporter and spent over 40 years in journalism during which time he has headed The India Today group and The Indian Express as Editor, Chawla has witnessed and recorded dramatic changes in Indian democracy — from the trauma of the Emergency, the pathos of Rajiv Gandhi's rise and fall and the angst of Mandal to the churning of liberalisation and the rise of coalition politics.

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Shankar Rao

bengaluru 14-11-2017

Q: Do you think GST rate cuts will have a direct effect on the outcome of Assembly Poll results in Gujarat favouring BJP as the traders are happy with the GST Rate cuts?    

A: You have already concluded that the traders are happy with the rate cuts and they would for the BJP. So let us wait for the actual results.

Hriday Pandey

London 14-11-2017

Q: Could New Indian Express give us news from Uttar Pradesh cities too ? We feel ignored.  

A: It is already there. We carry over half a dozen stories about UP and Bihar every day. Please visit our website you will find them.


India 14-11-2017

Q: Many people suffered and lost life due to demonetization. PM did not stand in front of nation and accept mistake. Do you think he should accept that it was a bad decision? I expect some of your view as a good citizen not as a Modi bhakt.

A: Prime Minister has already expressed concern about the loss of lives. But he is convinced that he took the right decision which has inflicted short term pain and will bring long term gains. I am a news bhakt and will never say what you or anyone else would like me to say. I trust myself and none else.  

Dr S. Chitra

Chennai 14-11-2017

Q: Do you think is there honesty in Media Industry? If yes, How do you compare the honesty of Indian Media & International Media?  

A: Media is part of the society which is not free from corruption. Indian media is much more independent and honest than any other part of the World.

Achuta Bhat

Bangalore 14-11-2017

Q: Are filing defamation cases against newspapers amounting to suppression of the freedom of press? This question arises because one of the famous editors had said so.    

A: Editors can't be above law. We should be held accountable for what we write. But filling criminal cases is definitely against the freedom of expression and amounts to intimidation.