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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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Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 12-03-2018

Q: When Communism is dead in Russia, China, why are our Leftists still gloating over it in India as they have lost power in Tripura?    

A: India need some symbolic presence of the left so that the voters know about their real colours. They will be a good exhibit in India’s political museum.


palani TN 12-03-2018

Q: Now Modi controls 28 states in India compared to Indira Gandhi's 25. Is it not a fair achievement of the Prime Minister?      

A: BJP controls 21 states and not 28 which is more than what Congress did during Indira Gandhi’s time. But it is because Congress has been in power for a longer duration. Real test will come when the BJP is able to repeat its victories and defeat Congress in Karnataka and regional parties in West Bengal, Odisha and Tamil Nadu.


Dammam - Saudi Arabia 12-03-2018

Q: What is your vision for the four years regime of BJP Government?      

A: It has delivered less than what it has had promised. But it has delivered much more than the UPA government.


palani TN 27-02-2018

Q: Is it fair on the part of Congress to politicise Actor Sridevi's death as if their party gave Padmaa Sri award to heer and not NDA? What is there, the awards are being selected and given by Govt. of India and not INC, is it not?How low and nadir it's mindset?

A: Pettiness and Politics are made for each other. Let us ignore it.


uk 27-02-2018

Q: Is there a legal agreement between India and China after the war about Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast states that China raises objection about PM's visit to these states which are integral part of our country. It also raises question in the minds of Indians that this may be the reason why these states have been neglected on purpose as any development in this region will anger china. Please educate us on this.

A: Why should we bother about what China thinks about what we do in our territories. North-East has been ignored in the past. Now it is moving forward with rest of the country. Once it is fully connected, China will not be able to play its dirty games.