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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sasi stephen

Ernakulam 18-10-2016

Q: My understanding is that Islam does not allow suicide and killing of unarmed people. Why is this not taught to the muslims?

A: Who will teach them? Preachers are becoming traitors against their own religion. Now even Islamic nations are victims of Islamic State which promotes butchery of innocent citizens.

G.Karthick Raj

Tamil Nadu 18-10-2016

Q: As a student how to involve in 'Clean India" campaign ?

A: Lead a team of your friends in your locality college and school and adopt an area for keeping it clean on daily basis.


palani TN 18-10-2016

Q: When Law Commission prepared the questionaire on UCC is it fair on the part to boycott the questionaire, whereas muslim wo men are in favour of it. Why these puritans are not accepting to the changing scenerio and times? Do you endorse their view?

A: It is dirty politics and feudal mind set of fundamentalists. They don't want to lose their control over dictating life style of their women. They are going to lose the battle in the long run.


India 03-10-2016

Q: Does democracy means we are absolutely free to do anything, talk anything, say anything, do anything, wear anything? Why not rape is taken so seriously? Why Indian media had turned so shameless, that it always criticizes indirectly Hindus. Saints and more over shows about negativity, especially about our country? Major of the wordings used are hurtful. Many of our country men are feeling that, indirectly Indian news channels are advertising Christianity. I've read somewhere that, the US before turn as developed nations, its media and the text books of schools and colleges used to say, "We are the most developed nations"? It is too easy for us to debate, put comments, bad mouth and so on; especially without knowing the facts.

A: I understand your pain. You have raised so many issues. Media doesn't elect rulers. All of you do. And you get the rulers you deserve. Democracy means speak but hear also

Randhir Kumar

Jaipur 03-10-2016

Q: I want to know the pros and cons of economic reforms of 1991.

A: It has made India respectable Worldwide. But reforms have also made rich richer and poor poorer.