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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shankar rao

bengaluru 10-11-2016

Q: What's your take on one day ban on NDTV for having breached the reporting norms on Pathankot attack?

A: A. None of us is above law. Freedom also comes with responsibility. If any one of us breaks any law, law should be allowed to take its own course irrespective of the status of any individual or an Institution.

shankar rao

Bengaluru 10-11-2016

Q: Will the proposed MAHAGHTABANDHAN succeed in Uttara Pradesh as in Bihar without including BSP? Will the unity hold intact even after the UP Assembly Polls?

A: A. MahagghatBandhan in UP will not be as powerful as it was in Bihar because of the exclusion of the BSP. It will be triangular fight in UP as against direct in Uttar Pradesh. But SP will gain much more than any other partner in the proposed alliance.

casbbalchandhar

palani TN 10-11-2016

Q: Even during UPA rule the then govt. has shut down certain TV channels and why this far cry by the cong and opposition in one voice about one day shut down of NDTV? Is it fair on its part to show all the military installations and information to Pak? I think those officials who gave permission to visit the strategically secret and important places must also be punished, what is your view sir?

A: A. As you some are more powerful than the others. UPA could get away with the ban because liberals were part of the establishment. Now BJP Ministers are looking for support from those who never vote for the party.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 10-11-2016

Q: Is BJP really communal as alleged by Congress and Other Opposition Parties not withstanding their own appeasement of Minorities for vote bank politics even questioning encounters, surgical strikes involving Muslims within or outside India? Can we accept dirty politics on every issue by the Opposition?

A: A. Politics has never been a game which clean people can play. Since more and more criminals are joining political parties, we will find dirtiest politics in future. Even in America, we saw one of the filthiest election campaigns.

casbbalchandhar

palani TN 10-11-2016

Q: OROP who is politicising this Cong or govt.

A: A. Both.