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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Vikramjit Singh

Amritsar 12-03-2018

Q: Do the results of 'Swacch Sarvekshan' conducted by the central government reflect the true picture of the city? What are your opinions regarding this?      

A: It was a good idea which has been lost in the bureaucracy and exhibitionism. Most of the cities are dirtier than before. Money has been spent on events and not on cleaning the cities. Prime Minister has been let down by his own soldiers. He has to take charge and deal with it with a an iron hand.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 12-03-2018

Q: When Communism is dead in Russia, China, why are our Leftists still gloating over it in India as they have lost power in Tripura?    

A: India need some symbolic presence of the left so that the voters know about their real colours. They will be a good exhibit in India’s political museum.


palani TN 12-03-2018

Q: Now Modi controls 28 states in India compared to Indira Gandhi's 25. Is it not a fair achievement of the Prime Minister?      

A: BJP controls 21 states and not 28 which is more than what Congress did during Indira Gandhi’s time. But it is because Congress has been in power for a longer duration. Real test will come when the BJP is able to repeat its victories and defeat Congress in Karnataka and regional parties in West Bengal, Odisha and Tamil Nadu.


Dammam - Saudi Arabia 12-03-2018

Q: What is your vision for the four years regime of BJP Government?      

A: It has delivered less than what it has had promised. But it has delivered much more than the UPA government.


palani TN 27-02-2018

Q: Is it fair on the part of Congress to politicise Actor Sridevi's death as if their party gave Padmaa Sri award to heer and not NDA? What is there, the awards are being selected and given by Govt. of India and not INC, is it not?How low and nadir it's mindset?

A: Pettiness and Politics are made for each other. Let us ignore it.