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Prabhu Chawla is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express group.

Having begun as a reporter and spent over 30 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 20-01-2017

Q: Will the SP and Congress alliance succeed in UP Assembly Polls like Mahaghtabandhan in Bihar/

A: Let them tie the knot first. Success will depend on the strength of the knot and willingness of the partners to live together.


palani TN 20-01-2017

Q: What moral right these politicians have to grill RBI governor about Demo when these politicians had explored all possible ways to park their ill gotten black money in various poormen's account?

A: None. But they appoint the RBI Governor and other Bankers who dance on their fingers.


palani TN 20-01-2017

Q: Why so much heart burn on Jallikattu? It is an age old play in TN that too on Pongal festival. Beta shouldn't stop this festival. Even in Spain this is being conducted on a regular basis In AP also Chandra Babu naidu CM had participated. Why ban in TN alone? Are you in favour or against it sir

A: I support any practice or sport which promotes Indian culture in its true spirit. PETA is working against Indian traditions. It hasn't gone to Spain to protest against Bull fights in which many people die. We should ensure a clean Jallikuttu.

R. Neriya

Mangalore 20-01-2017

Q: How and where does one send a recently published book for review in your BOOKS section? Thanks.

A: Send it to Ravi Shanker. Address: Express building (Third floor), Bahduar Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, 11002.

shankar rao

bengaluru 20-01-2017

Q: Why can't the PM Modi himself or the BJP Govt initiate suitable legal action against Rahul, Mamta, Kejri, Mayawati for their audacious and derogatory statements on PM Modi?

A: Do you think a Prime Minister like Modi will give importance to them which he thinks they don't deserve. He will fight them politically.


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