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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N Radhakrishnan

Madurai 05-12-2016

Q: Press reporting is not at all consistent..One news is given different interpretations. Does it mean news gets contaminated with the individuals’ views?  

A: Unfortunately, it does. More so, when views are camouflaged as news. New age journalism doesn't teach news gathering.  As an intelligent reader you have to resort to multi source news collection and draw your own conclusion. 

shankar rao

Bengaluru@85 05-12-2016

Q: When there was no jan (people) opposition's akrosh against PM Modi was a damp squib! Don't you think that the opposition is thoroughly exposed as people gave a thumps up for PM Modi for demonetisation and cold shouldered the self serving selfish opposition?

A: Opposition is expected to protest even if they don't have strong enough cause to do so. The BJP did when it was in the opposition, now Congress is giving them back in the same useless coin.

Engineer Shareef

India 29-11-2016

Q: Do you agree with me that if businessmen especially top 50 who are hoarding India's wealth are monitored, controlled and taxed properly, you and me along with middle class and poor people don't have to pay or pay minimum tax?

A: As you are aware that just one percent own about 60 percent of Indian's wealth. They must have accumulated such wealth only after finding loopholes in our taxation system. If they are made to pay for their luxurious life style, middle and lower middle class will get better wages to live a better life.


palani TN 29-11-2016

Q: Do you accept MMS words about Modi's current act on war on black money? Yes 90% are suffering but in my view it is a pain but without this pain there is no gain.

A: Only Prime Minister Modi could have taken such a bold move. But MMS has made some good observations. How can anyone be denied access to his own legitimate money? Why should there be limit on the money which you and I have deposited in the bank after paying taxes? It may destroy faith in the banking system and people may not keep their money in Banks in future.

shankar rao

bengaluru 29-11-2016

Q: Whether Opposition is upset over its loss of black money stacked/stocked ahead of state assembly polls or really deeply worried about the plight of common man on the street to demonetisation blues?

A: Do you think only opposition parties have black money? Did you know that political parties don't have to declare their source of income? They can deposit any amount of money in the bank without facing any investigation? None of the political parties are really affected by note ban. It is very innovative and bold move but it has been poorly implemented.