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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Bengaluru 31-10-2017

Q: Why has Rahul Gandhi's stature suddenly grown so much in the media? Not only Congress party but several others in the media want to put him in the PM's chair! Do you think they will succeed? Why can't he be allowed to grow step by step-if he has the ability to lead the country?

A: None of us can make him the Prime Minister unless Rahul Gandhi acquires leadership qualities and connects with the voters and workers. He has miles to go before he achieves that target. But he is definitely evolving himself.


Chennai 31-10-2017

Q: Your comment on the Indian economy and its future in one sentence?

A: Two steps forward, One step backward.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 31-10-2017

Q: TNIE has been providing quality news and definitely it's no froth unlike other publications. But as an admirer of TNIE and Goenka's diehard legacy of fighting the establishment, I expect that TNIE now also continues to be different from the rest by doing more research and investigation journalism on burning issues. I hope TNIE maintains its unique name and passion at higher notches so that we can continue our admiration of TNIE as a beacon of hope in the prevailing paid media in the days to come as well!

A: I am sure our team of young editors and reporters will never let down the readers of the newspaper. They are committed to aggressive, fair and fearless journalism, as always.  


palani TN 31-10-2017

Q: Is KCR, the CM of Telangana, mad? Is it not appeasement of Muslims? Is he the Nizam of Hyderabad? Collecting tax from all people and spending for Muslims only. What a retrograde step! Do you think is it fair on his part to separate Hindus and Muslims?  

A: KCR like the Congress thinks that only vote bank and not inclusive growth can get him votes. He will be disappointed if he doesn't give up minority appeasement.

shankar rao

bengaluru 31-10-2017

Q: Is PM Narendra Modi as ruthless in marginalising the Opposition as former PM Indira Gandhi?

A: There is a difference. Modi has been able to marginalise opponents by his hard work and innovative thinking. But Indira Gandhi did it by using political and administrative tools to defeat or marginalise her adversaries.