Ask Prabhu

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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Pal Singh

Hyderabad 27-11-2018

Q: Chawla ji, why entire press including you are not highlighting the issue of foreign funds being received by all political parties and recently amendment made in this regard by BJP government in the parliament. No party opposing to this in election campaign.

A: We are in the business of reporting news. Foreign funding is a big news and we will be failing in our duty if we don’t. Why are you opposed to it?


Pune 27-11-2018

Q: Glad to know that TNIE has atlaunched launched its Delhi edition with a new title THE MORNING STANDARD . Hope it has started with a good circulation . We , readers in Mumbai / Pune belt also want TNIE to bring out its edition soon .

A: Thanks. We need the blessing and patronage of our readers and well-wishers to make it a success.

Abhishek Mahapatra

berhampur,odisha 27-11-2018

Q: Why did the price of SIMs suddenly rise?

A: Because there is nothing like a free lunch. If we want to talk more and see more, you have to pay for it.

Shiv Toteja

New Delhi 27-11-2018

Q: Do you think that construction of Ram Mandir could be a reality in times to come?

A: Yes.


Chennai 27-11-2018

Q: Do you think Modi's could have done much better as PM if he had an earlier stint in the Central Government politics either as an Union Minister or as an MP before he became PM? In other words, was Modi not his own man due to his lack of understanding of central politics and depended too much on too few select people?

A: I think, he began very well. He is man with idea and mission. He has introduced and implemented many innovative schemes. However, due to lack of experience of dealing with a lethargic bureaucracy, he hasn’t been able to achieve maximum results.