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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A 08-12-2016

Q: Why only negative aspects of demonitisation are reported in your news paper ? I am not seeing any posotie reports such as silence in Kashmir , Naxals surrender etc etc

A: Demonetisation has affected the entire population of India irrespective of caste, religion or economic background. If there are queues, media can't ignore it. But we also reporting the positive sides and giving prominence to the statement made by the prime Minister, Corporate leaders and others.


hyd 05-12-2016

Q: When PVs birth anniversary news was not reported by media, you commented that there was no bias. Now Suhel remarks that his program in Delhi literary festival was not reported since it was on PV. Was it because that PV survived for five years in spite of being a Madarasi against the wishes of powerful Delhi lobbies?

A: PV survived on merit and through his own style of politics. He doesn't the support of paid PR consultant to promote his legacy. News papers aren't expected to report every word spoken by hired image builders.

shankar rao

bengaluru 05-12-2016

Q: As Pakistan continues to aid, abet and finance terror groups attacking India, how far India can trust Pakistan invite for talks? Engaging Pak with talks may be OK but Pakistan must be paid in its own coin for all the terror attacks. But not for China, India could have waged a full scale war against Pakistan as India did in 1971. What should we do with this rogue neighbour?

A: Those who trust Pakistan are living in fool's paradise. Pakistan has to be treated as an enemy and dealt accordingly.

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.