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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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palani TN 18-10-2016

Q: When Law Commission prepared the questionaire on UCC is it fair on the part to boycott the questionaire, whereas muslim wo men are in favour of it. Why these puritans are not accepting to the changing scenerio and times? Do you endorse their view?

A: It is dirty politics and feudal mind set of fundamentalists. They don't want to lose their control over dictating life style of their women. They are going to lose the battle in the long run.


India 03-10-2016

Q: Does democracy means we are absolutely free to do anything, talk anything, say anything, do anything, wear anything? Why not rape is taken so seriously? Why Indian media had turned so shameless, that it always criticizes indirectly Hindus. Saints and more over shows about negativity, especially about our country? Major of the wordings used are hurtful. Many of our country men are feeling that, indirectly Indian news channels are advertising Christianity. I've read somewhere that, the US before turn as developed nations, its media and the text books of schools and colleges used to say, "We are the most developed nations"? It is too easy for us to debate, put comments, bad mouth and so on; especially without knowing the facts.

A: I understand your pain. You have raised so many issues. Media doesn't elect rulers. All of you do. And you get the rulers you deserve. Democracy means speak but hear also

Randhir Kumar

Jaipur 03-10-2016

Q: I want to know the pros and cons of economic reforms of 1991.

A: It has made India respectable Worldwide. But reforms have also made rich richer and poor poorer.

Yogesh Chandra Gupta

Nashik 03-10-2016

Q: What is the future of your favourite PM candidate Advani? Is it curtains or there is some hope for you?

A: Prime Minister Modi will now decide the future of all of them.


Palani 03-10-2016

Q: Is it not a shame to India with its 100 contingent had failed miserably in Rio? But for the 2 - Sindhu and Sakshi, India would have been returned empty. Is it fair on the part of minister and his officials who accompanied the team were spending leisurely without bothering about of our brave soldiers?

A: There were more officials than athletics in Rio. More money was spent on the officials who travelled by first class and stayed in five star hotels. Sports persons were denied even basic facilities like water while they were taking part in the competition.