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 17-12-2016

Q: I am pained to see that black money hoarders joined with unscrupulous bank staff (some) and banks to scuttle the good move of our PM Modi's on Demo. Is it fair what is your opinion. Instead of joining with govt. in eradicating black menace the highly paid and least corrupt bankmen are indulging gives me sad.

A: How and why few banks were favoured by giving them huge amount of new currency? Why has the Finance Ministry failed to take action against top bankers including the ones from the RBI? While the idea and intent were good it has been sabotaged from within the government. Modi has to purge the saboteurs.

JP Reddy

Nalgonda 17-12-2016

Q: Why some media houses are not happy with demonetization? And they are giving all negative reporting inciting people in AP TS in particular. But still people are not agitating giving fitting response to these negative media houses. Your comment.

A: Don't blame the media for the shoddy work done by the banks and finance ministry officials. Our job is to report both sides of the pictures.


Bengaluru 17-12-2016

Q: Dear Prabhuji - New currency worth crores are being hidden by corrupt officials within few days of introduction. I think corruption can never be eradicated/controlled in India? Will Modi's effort of controlling corruption be successful?

A: Modi will definitely succeed partially if he is able to curb the use of black money to some extent. A slow beginning is always good than not starting at all.


palani TN 17-12-2016

Q: I want to hear Rahul's eath quack speech on Demo. Will he do it? Anyhow he is going to recite written by his elders Let me see and your opinion also

A: I think he has graduated from reading written script. His credibility is at stake and people will never forgive him if he fails to deliver on his promise. 

shankar rao

bengaluru 17-12-2016

Q: Why is opposition BJP in Karnataka not agitating the corruption charges against CM Siddaramaiah and other Congress Ministers in Karnataka when Karnataka Lokayukta is almost dead with no Lokayukta since resignation of Bhaskar Rao? What is preventing BJP Leaders to exploit the corruption charges against Congress Government in Karnataka as State Assembly elections are just a little over a year from now?

A: There is no credible and clean leader left in the state. And others are now Ministers at the Centre and they don't have enough time to fight for their own state.