Power and Politics
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.
Hugplomacy is the connectivity stickum of today’s global leaders who maintain a tight grip on the Rubik’s cube of realpolitik.
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Time divides the past, the present and the future. But perception and performance perpetuate continuity.
07 Jan 2018
Secularism is dead. The epitaph of pseudo-secularism has been written in the palimpsest of Indian politics.
24 Dec 2017
In the election carnival, FOE (Freedom of Expression) is a harried Harlequin. Fiction parades as fact. Truth assumes the guise of untruth.
26 Nov 2017
Jean-Luc Godard, the disruptionist filmmaker, could well have been referring to the day’s film of fury, Padmavati.
19 Nov 2017
Elections used to be the statistician’s nightmare, the bookie’s delight and the astrologer’s meal ticket.
12 Nov 2017
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
05 Nov 2017
Reinvention is the stepmother of necessity with both the markets and the masses.
29 Oct 2017
Diwali this year in Delhi was quieter than the last.
22 Oct 2017
Reading the tea leaves of history, it is evident that events and actions of the past dictate the narrative of the future.
15 Oct 2017
The horror stories that regularly come out of various campuses, colleges and even schools indicate that many of India’s teaching institutions are fast losing the tag of ‘temples of learning’.
01 Oct 2017
The paradox of politics is that leaders make history with politically incorrect high-profile actions to assume power.
24 Sep 2017
No two letters tickle or titillate India’s bleeding heart elite than M for Muslim and K for Kashmir. Legitimate and well-documented criticism of extremists and stone-pelters and illegal immigrants suc
17 Sep 2017
Today is the day of reckoning for the ministerial class in Delhi.
03 Sep 2017
Legend has it that Adi Shankara was taught by the low caste Chandala that all beings in the world are one and the same.
27 Aug 2017
Narendra Modi is preparing the ground for Muslim women to live life as equals of their counterparts in other faiths and communities.
20 Aug 2017
Power and principles make strange bedfellows in the politics of negotiation. Show a leader a throne, and Presto!—old principles are magically replaced by newly invented values.
30 Jul 2017
India hasn’t changed the way it deals with its pugnacious neighbour.
16 Jul 2017
A handshake with history is every leader’s passion; embracing destiny is a prerogative. India’s frequent flyer prime minister, Narendra Modi, does the first with the second.
09 Jul 2017
Reinvention is the survival mantra in both politics and cinema.
25 Jun 2017
Size doesn’t matter. Not on Raisina Hill. Or else, the might of the President of India would have towered over the Prime Minister in the architecture of power.
18 Jun 2017