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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 24-07-2018

Q: By the roaring success of‘Sanju’in India, can we say that our the common public is more interested in Masala than the positive moralistic films?  

A: Films are meant for entertainment and not for doing any social service. They are in business to make money. It also reflects the taste of our people. Filmmakers are catering to the taste of the cinema-goers.  


Mumbai 24-07-2018

Q: Last week, on visiting Secunderabad, I could not get TNIE at any newsstands. All other dailies including Telangana Today, Hans India, TOI, DC, The Hindu were available in plenty. It was shocking to see no TNIE.  

A: Must have been sold out.

Sundar Raj

Pune 24-07-2018

Q: When will TNIE launch its edition in Delhi? According to some websites, it was supposed to launch in January? Also, please launch the Sunday Standard and its daily edition soon in Mumbai and Pune too?      

A: Work is still in progress.

Shankar Krishnamurthy Rao

BENGALURU 25-06-2018

Q: Did PM Modi make Yoga world famous or Yoga make Modi famous all over the world?        

A: Yoga was known all over the World before Modi arrived on National scene. However, he has made it not only a global fitness exercise but also glamorous. Even Muslim World is now participating in Yoga Events.  

Vishal Pandit

Pune 25-06-2018

Q: Why can't the government subsidize Diesel for Public Transportation, Railways and Goods transport? This could keep the fast-rising inflation in control. Can't this be achieved by having a separate controlled distribution channel for these services?

A: Public transport is already highly subsidized in all the states. Even railways fares are much less than what it costs Railway to carry a passenger from one destination to another. Its inefficiency and corruption which leads to higher losses. You cant expect the government to subsidize everything. How would it get money for developing the infrastructure?    
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