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 10-01-2017

Q: What a startling revelation by you on NAC's hand in ruling India by Sonia as proxy? Why MMS had kept his self respect under Sonia? How PC was silent on all these happenings that ruined Cong in the 2014 election? Now all they are blaming NDA and Modi.What an oxymoron?What do you say?

A: It was known all of us. But we have produced evidence. After all MMS was made Minister after Sonia declined the post. He was obliged to her and had to accept her directions.

Arun K P

Nagarkurnool 10-01-2017

Q: Sir why do you propagate lies on your news papers telling that people are denied access to his own legitimate money. Access means only in physical form of money. You can still access your money to digital form and do all transactions. Tell me which legitimate business need physical money in thousands. Is it not the media's responsibility to aware people transform to digital access and use money instead of repeating lies that people have no access to their legitimate money. Small amount of currencies are made available to the people though there are hardships and people supported the move. You don't need to balance Modi and MMS when truth is infront of you. Please speak truth or just pave the way for rightful people to lead the news paper.

A: Who has authorised you to define access. A woman enjoys the right to access her children. Do you think showing her digitally pictures would also mean the same thing. It's my money which I have deposited and the government doesn't enjoy any ownership over it except asking for legitimate taxes.

P A Kumar

Hyderabad 10-01-2017

Q: I can see many noted print and TV journalists continuously spew venom on BJP and Hindu organizations. They always present frivolous views on future of India. When media is 4th pillar of the democracy and want autonomy and not to be interfered by political parties to expose these journalists who have political ideology and determined to favor certain politicians, people like you who have great reputation in journalism should come forward and bring out facts and expose them. Let them have freedom of speech. But expose them sir.

A: Indian citizens including journalists enjoy freedom of expression. But journalists don't have any license to disseminate wrong information. Those who do they lose their credibility sooner than later. 

shankar rao

bengaluru 10-01-2017

Q: Why do we drive our vehicles on roads on the LEFT side as against Americans driving vehicles on the RIGHT? Do the accidents have any relevance to this stark difference?

A: I am not an expert on road engineering. But I can raise another question why do we worship Lord Ram and other Hindu deities while Muslims do Allah? It is question of habit and belief. Experrts can offer better explanation.

Engineer Shareef

India 10-01-2017

Q: Happy New year to You Mr. Prabhu. How will u remember 2016, as #Demonetization year or #DeMITRONization year?

A: Thanks and wish you the same. 2016 was a year of sacrifice for good of the nation. But it led to confrontation and growing intolerance in every walk of life. Hopefully, 2017 would be better.