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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palani TN 10-11-2016

Q: Even during UPA rule the then govt. has shut down certain TV channels and why this far cry by the cong and opposition in one voice about one day shut down of NDTV? Is it fair on its part to show all the military installations and information to Pak? I think those officials who gave permission to visit the strategically secret and important places must also be punished, what is your view sir?

A: A. As you some are more powerful than the others. UPA could get away with the ban because liberals were part of the establishment. Now BJP Ministers are looking for support from those who never vote for the party.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 10-11-2016

Q: Is BJP really communal as alleged by Congress and Other Opposition Parties not withstanding their own appeasement of Minorities for vote bank politics even questioning encounters, surgical strikes involving Muslims within or outside India? Can we accept dirty politics on every issue by the Opposition?

A: A. Politics has never been a game which clean people can play. Since more and more criminals are joining political parties, we will find dirtiest politics in future. Even in America, we saw one of the filthiest election campaigns.


palani TN 10-11-2016

Q: OROP who is politicising this Cong or govt.

A: A. Both.


Vadodara 10-11-2016

Q: What is your opinion on ban on NDTV ? Do you also think Emergency has returned?

A: A. If they have violated any law, they should be treated at par with others who defy any law. No one is above the law. There is nothing like an emergency now as news papers and news channels are not censored. Even now many of us attacking the government without any fear.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 18-10-2016

Q: People like Kejri, Sanjay Nirupam etc are seeking proof for Indian army's surgical strikes over terror outfits across LoC in POK thus insulting our brave soldiers. Is it not an insult to our brave soldiers and NDA govt headed by PM Modi? Do we need Pakistan to discredit our claims when we have such traitors amongst us?

A: We live in a democracy and all of us enjoy right of freedom of expression. Let them state their stand but they have lost credibility on the issue of tackling Pakistan. Our forces have done a great job.