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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Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 08-05-2018

Q: When CONGRESS disrupts Parliament disallowing discussions isn't it a joke that Rahul Gandhi will make PM MODI speechless if he is allowed to speak for 15 minutes?

A: Politicians are elected jokers. People have got the leaders they deserve. Why take them seriously when they don’t make much difference to your daily life.

poondi badri

chennai 08-05-2018

Q: what a range of apt reactions: "..They are made for each and deserve each other."! Again: "Party in power always suffers from arrogance and inaction.."! "parties are in politics not for charity but for grabbing power.."! Verily you are filling the void created by celebrated political critics like late Sri Rajaji and Sri Cho Ramasamy very well. My grand niece studying Political Science in a reputed Varsity regrets if she had made a mistakce in choosing a most tainted field for her study!

A: She should be happy as serious and credible political analysts would be in great demand by corporates in future.


Palani TN 16-04-2018

Q: Is it fair that the Congress has decided to call Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath a Bhogi. In this case, all those from the Nehru family should shun their 'Gandhi' surname.  

A: Why do you waste time in discussing what politicians think about each other. They are made for each and deserve each other. Relax.


uk 16-04-2018

Q: Why is BJP resistant to a police investigation in the Asifa rape-murder case and why are the party lawmakers protesting in support of the accused. Isn't the BJP likely to lose its appeal in the public with such actions?  

A: Party in power always suffers from arrogance and inaction. BJP suspects that local police is biased against the Hindus and is trying to frame some of their leaders. They could have prevailed upon their own government in the state and the one at the centre to refer the case to the CBI right in January when the gruesome murder took place.

G Sreekumaran

Thiruvananthapuram 16-04-2018

Q: Will democracy prevail in India after 2020?  

A: India democracy may not be mature yet but is quite powerful. It defeated Mrs. India Gandhi after the emergency. India may be a  country of various castes, communities and religions. But all of them are together when any attempt is made to take away their freedom. Democracy will survive any dictatorial tendencies.