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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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Prabodh Kant

Indore 13-01-2017

Q: Now-a-days petrol dealers, petro companies, banks and government is discussing over 1% MDR. A customer has to pay Rs 11.50 extra even if sale through card is for Rs 100/-... That is 11.5%. But no one is talking about this. Should this not be withdrawn henceforth?

A: If you don't want to pay, don't use any credit card. Every service comes with a price attached to it.


Secunderabad 13-01-2017

Q: How does one contribute open eds and to the sunday magazine ? Thanks

A: Please email to


palani TN 10-01-2017

Q: As per Mr.Ravishankar's article on China it is evident that Nehru has mis calculated about China's entry into UN Security Council againmst the wishes of USA, now we are reaping the corns, what a sad mis calculation by Nehru?

A: It is history now. Let us stop blame game and move forward. We have a strong leadership who can undo many historical blunders.

Achuta Bhat

Bangalore 10-01-2017

Q: Demand for a common civil code can be termed as a 'secular' act by any means. Then how is that the political party asking for it is tagged as 'communal' and those oppose it are called 'Secular'?

A: How will political parties win an election if they act logically?


palani TN 10-01-2017

Q: Sakshi Maharaj was booked for his speech, OK welcome. But why the same speed no action was taken against Owasi for his anti India speech several times? Is it fair?

A: His brother was arrested earlier and Owaisi was also served notice. It is for the state government to act.


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