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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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Amar Shankar

Koderma Jharkhand 28-01-2017

Q: Why major states avoid to join e-Nam?

A: what is e-Nam? Sorry, I am not aware of such a scheme.


palani TN 28-01-2017

Q:  Who won the Jallikattu race Central or State govt? or the silent protestors? Your views please sir

A: It is victory of local tradition which was under threat from outside forces.

shankar rao

bengaluru 28-01-2017

Q: Congress doesn't seem to have any electoral vision beyond its dynasty as Congress is propping up Priyanka Vadra after failure of Rahul to score electoral victories for Congress for over the last 5-6 years!

A: Gandhi is their pass word to victory. But voters decide the final outcome. If they want to elect a dynasty, none of us have a right to question democratic verdict.

radhakrishna shastry

bangalore 28-01-2017

Q: Minimum 5% of population would be benefited by hearing aids in India which costs 30k to 650k for a pair, exorbitant amount for Indian condition. The govt can buy in bulk and sell through janoushadhi stores which would reduce the price by half overnight without any subsidy from govt. Pl suggest to right people in the govt.

A: Don't you think our political leaders are aware of the political outcome of extending such a subsidy. Those suffering from hearing problem aren't a vote bank powerful enough to change any result. Moreover, others suffering from other disabilities would also demand similar grant.

Engineer Shareef

Indian 28-01-2017

Q: Allying with Akalis who supported Khalistani militants, Supporting PDP who hails Burhan Wani as Martyr, involved in murder of Grahm Staines, Samjhota blast, Babri Masjid demolition, Mumbai riots, Gujarat Genocide. Mass killings from Nellie to Dadri... and yet they claim to be Patriots and Nationalists. Don't you think that they are the real Anti nationals and traitors?

A:  Indian political parties are opportunists and can forge alliance with sworn enemies if it brings them into power.