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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Kathirvel E

chennai 03-10-2017

Q: I want to know your opinion on the Rohingya crisis

A: What crisis? They are a threat to the stability and security of India and should be deported back to their own country to other Islamic countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh. Let India provide them liberal financial relief.  

Ranjit Thomas

australia 03-10-2017

Q: Why doesn't the government of India give a debt jubilee for every citizen of India (except crony capitalists who own a huge amount of debt to the banks) and thereby help them in financial distress in these difficult times especially since money is created by the central bank backed by nothing? The economy can begin afresh just like it began after World War II. Your thoughts in this regard shall be appreciated.    

A: I have been a student and teacher of Economics. I have never heard of such an innovative suggestion. Please let us know how to locate people who live in a village and are under genuine debt. Isn't it better to distribute every food item, homes and even scooters, cars etc to all poor citizens? I agree crony capitalism must come to an end and they should be deprived of all the luxuries which they enjoy with borrowed public money.


Chennai 03-10-2017

Q: This is not a question but a request. We get contradictory reports about the performance of this Government. Frankly, many of us are confused. It will be nice if an objective analysis by a 'neutral' person is published. Alternatively, let a commentator write an article and a counterpoint article also be published side by side. Frankly, with the abysmal standards of present-day journalism, New Indian Express alone seems to maintain some neutrality and standard. I am not trying to brown nose you but this is an honest request.    

A: Have you heard a saying: If there are six economists in a debate, we would get seven opinions". Currently, we have a mix of both good and bad economics. Bad is much more visible and publicised the good one will take little time to show its results.


chennai 03-10-2017

Q: What do you think about the reports of Verma's commission on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, which have been lost by the Centre?

A: It is buried in some government shelves like many such reports are.  

Ankit KR

Amethi 03-10-2017

Q: How to increase our personality?

A: Perform better.