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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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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.

shankar rao

bengaluru 28-12-2016

Q: What will Rahul Gandhi say about Shiela Dixit name finding a place in Sahara Diary over corruption kickbacks? Every body is not LK Advani to quit MP Post as he did in an alleged Hawala Diary disclosure?

A: In politics, leaders don't mind dumping their own in order to diminish and destroy their political enemies. Rahul has done exactly that. Advani type politicians belong to rare species.


Kochi 28-12-2016

Q: Modi was first called merchant of death by a senior Congress leader. Cho was making sarcastic remarks.

A: Cho was using the name phrase to mock at the Congress. He described Modi as the merchant of death for corruption etc.