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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 12-07-2017

Q: Why so much heart burn on implementation of GST by merchants that too jewellers? Still many jewellers have not implemented in toto and refuse to give bill with GST, saying that they have not yet implemented in their accounts. Is it fair?

A: These are teething troubles and would be sorted out as we move forward. Indians, by nature, resist any change.

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bengaluru 12-07-2017

Q: Are we unnecessarily engaging with Israel to defeat China and Pakistan? Is PM Modi in the right direction with his foreign policy?

A: Israel has fought terrorism successfully. It has done amazing research in agriculture and water treatment. India should take advantage of such innovations.


palani TN 12-07-2017

Q: What is harm in visiting Israel by Modi? Why all parties are opposing? Is there anything to read between lines?

A: Those who indulge in vote bank politics will never allow any move which offends the mindset of a particular community.


Bengaluru 12-07-2017

Q: Will early inconveniences of GST, wide and amplified views regarding Cow vigilantes unruly actions, a few lynching incidents plus continuous propaganda by anti Modi brigade have a bearing on 2019 elections?

A: Modi will win next elections on his work and not on merely his words. His hear is at the right place. He has to ensure proper and speedy delivery of his promises and get rid of those who can't walk as fast as he does.


uk 12-07-2017

Q: Why can’t India and America simply cut down or cut off trade ties with the dragon to show its place. What are the practical hurdles that stop us from doing this? Do you think in the worst scenario china can stop waters flowing into India and if so how many states would be affected and what would be the extent of damage? We better do something because china is too clever to talk of no war but they poke others to start the same.

A: Please be realistic. In a globalised economy it is not easy to disconnect with any country without putting in place an alternative system. We should be firm and insist of equal terms of trade. Moreover both America and china speak the language of money only.


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