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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Bengaluru 28-02-2017

Q: There is an overdose of Cricket in India - Tests, one dayers and T20s against all visiting teams continuously . our cricketers enjoy the benefits of local conditions , perform very well and media/fans go mad on the same ! Too much of anything looses its significance- Right ? Can government put restrictions on BCCI ?

A: Huge money rides on Cricket in India. Most of the corporates and film starts now own a cricket team and they want to keep in headlines so that their team can earn huge profits. Cricket has already captured a huge size of the sports market in India. I am sure other cheaper games like Hockey and Football will also pick as many leading politicians and businessmen are now getting into these games as well.

Engineer Shareef

India 21-02-2017

Q: Earlier Indresh was accused of having links to ISIS now, with the arrest of BJP/RSS men , do you agree that more members of RSS/BJP are involved in links to ISI than any organization. Is it not time to Ban RSS/BJP which is continuously carrying out anti national acts?

A: Let the court decide rather than the crowd and media. Our judiciary is quite dependable.

Anand K Natarajan

Bangalore 21-02-2017

Q: Modi was abused by the Congress in all sorts of unparliamentary words. When Modi used the word "Bathing with rain coat" the hell broke out. Is the term used by Modi derogatory? Do not support MMS since he happens to be your professor.

A: I don't support uncivilised and narrative in politics whether it is by the Prime Minister or a teacher. Those who never had a chance of being taught by distinguished teachers raise such frivolous questions.


Chennai 21-02-2017

Q: Why TN is opposed to NEET? Is it not the duty of the government to provide standard syllabus to the students. By opposing NEET, TN sends a wrong signal that its students are sub-standard. Your take on this.

A: We are a Union of States and under the Constitution, Education is on the concurrent list. Each state has enjoys the right of choosing its own laws and regulations. However, it will be good for the country if both the states and centre can formalise model guidelines.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 21-02-2017

Q: When PM Modi says Jobs for Indians in India through Make in India and US President wants Jobs for Americans in USA why is so much hue and cry by the US Corporate World against Trumph? Are Americans less skilled and demanding high salaries?

A: Both Modi and Trump are speaking in the interests of their own country. Globalisation has been used by MNCs to make huge profit by hiring cheaper labour from other countries and denying jobs to local people. MNCs are expected to create jobs all over the world and not just maximise profits and dividends for their promoters.