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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Sundar Raj

Pune 24-07-2018

Q: When will TNIE launch its edition in Delhi? According to some websites, it was supposed to launch in January? Also, please launch the Sunday Standard and its daily edition soon in Mumbai and Pune too?      

A: Work is still in progress.

Shankar Krishnamurthy Rao

BENGALURU 25-06-2018

Q: Did PM Modi make Yoga world famous or Yoga make Modi famous all over the world?        

A: Yoga was known all over the World before Modi arrived on National scene. However, he has made it not only a global fitness exercise but also glamorous. Even Muslim World is now participating in Yoga Events.  

Vishal Pandit

Pune 25-06-2018

Q: Why can't the government subsidize Diesel for Public Transportation, Railways and Goods transport? This could keep the fast-rising inflation in control. Can't this be achieved by having a separate controlled distribution channel for these services?

A: Public transport is already highly subsidized in all the states. Even railways fares are much less than what it costs Railway to carry a passenger from one destination to another. Its inefficiency and corruption which leads to higher losses. You cant expect the government to subsidize everything. How would it get money for developing the infrastructure?    


palani TN 25-06-2018

Q: Even after weeks, there is no full ministerial formation in Karnataka. Opposition says Karnataka model for 2019, if so India have to suffer with 19 PM candidates. Great turmoil, turbulence will be the order of the day. Modi's efforts to synchronize India with the world will be a disaster? What are your views?  

A: There is nothing new. In coalition politics, it takes time for all of them to make adjustments. Voters of India now defeat a party and rarely elect another party. Atal Behari Vajpayee was much more respected and popular, yet the party lost the election in 2004. In fact, India has also grown under Coalitions.  

P Sukumar

Tuticorin 25-06-2018

Q: It is unfortunate that some of the Tamil girls are attempting suicide in view citing failure to clear NEET, even despite scoring high marks in +2 exam. The TN politicians are also opposing NEET. I feel that the NEET is totally against the welfare of Tamil students. What's your view?

A: I can't got into the merit of the NEET. But it is quite depressing to see you girls and even boys ending their lives. I think parents shouldn’t put pressure on their kids. Let the kids choose their own career.