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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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Anand K N

Chennai 16-10-2017

Q: Why Yaswanth Sinha has attacked only Jaitley but not Modi?

A: A former Minister knows whom to blame for economic slowdown. All of us blamed previous Finance Ministers and not any of the Prime Ministers. Buck stops with the Finance Minister.


Salem 16-10-2017

Q: Has the PM lost the popularity as envisaged by many in social media?

A: Social media is not the correct barometer for assessing once popularity. It is dominated by political parties and their followers. Social media can be used to abuse opponents but it can't win an election.


palani TN 03-10-2017

Q: Is it fair on the part of Mamata to curb religious procession on October 1 2017. Is she secular?    

A: Of course, it was genuinely secular as it involved Hindu procession. Banning Moharram would have been totally communal.

Shankar Rao

bengaluru 03-10-2017

Q: Do you think that the mystery surrounding the death of former TN CM Jayalalithaa will ever be unravelled by the enquiry commission as many politicians especially Sasikala abhor it?  

A: Judicial Commissions have never found the truth. They find people for the job. Please don't expect any major revelations.  

Vijai Lugani

munich 03-10-2017

Q: Do you agree with what Yashwant Sinha says about the Indian economy. As a senior journalist, what is your stand?  

A: He has spoken what he has acquired through his experience as Finance Minister. There are many who agree with you. Undoubtedly some of his observations need attention.