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 08-05-2018

Q: Why Collegium is very particular about one Judge elevation to SC when many seniors to him are waiting on the wings? Collegium should have sent atleast 10 judges to be elevated instead 3. What is your thinking Sir?

A: They are doing their job. Why should the government be bothered about just one judge? If five senior most judges have chosen one why should political establishment reject their suggestion? Do you think we should accept tainted Ministers?

Vikramjit Singh

Amritsar, Punjab 08-05-2018

Q: India was ranked 133rd in world happiness index report 2018 by UN. Why is India lagging behind in happiness, what factors are responsible for it? Is anything substantial we can do?

A: Because we are at fight with each other on caste, religion, community and class basis. We selectively follow the law. Most of us are negative and jealous people.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 08-05-2018

Q: When CONGRESS disrupts Parliament disallowing discussions isn't it a joke that Rahul Gandhi will make PM MODI speechless if he is allowed to speak for 15 minutes?

A: Politicians are elected jokers. People have got the leaders they deserve. Why take them seriously when they don’t make much difference to your daily life.

poondi badri

chennai 08-05-2018

Q: what a range of apt reactions: "..They are made for each and deserve each other."! Again: "Party in power always suffers from arrogance and inaction.."! "parties are in politics not for charity but for grabbing power.."! Verily you are filling the void created by celebrated political critics like late Sri Rajaji and Sri Cho Ramasamy very well. My grand niece studying Political Science in a reputed Varsity regrets if she had made a mistakce in choosing a most tainted field for her study!

A: She should be happy as serious and credible political analysts would be in great demand by corporates in future.


Palani TN 16-04-2018

Q: Is it fair that the Congress has decided to call Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath a Bhogi. In this case, all those from the Nehru family should shun their 'Gandhi' surname.  

A: Why do you waste time in discussing what politicians think about each other. They are made for each and deserve each other. Relax.