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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Mariappan K

Coimbatore 04-04-2018

Q: Why do political leaders just 'deliver speeches' rather than campaigns about welfare schemes to lure people?

A: Since they are unable to deliver their promises, they should be allowed the freedom of delivering speeches and expose themselves.


Palani TN 04-04-2018

Q: CBSE paper leak protests turn violent and politics has made inroads in the issue. Surprisingly, there are no students who are agitating. What can the government do if the CBSE board is silent? This is not the first time that the leak has happened. Why is Modi being targeted this year?      

A: You don’t watch TV. I have seen many students protesting in various cities. I agree, it took a political turn. But that is natural. Opposition parties will not leave any opportunity to attack the Prime Minister. They are in politics not for social service but for grabbing power by any means-fair or foul. Countdown for 2019 elections has already begun and you will find more and more vicious and acrimonious  political narrative.

Shreyas S A

Bangalore 04-04-2018

Q: Who do you think will have a major impact on Karnataka elections? Rahul Gandhi or Narendra Modi?    

A: Narendra Modi is much more powerful and popular. Fight is not between RaGa and Namo. It is between Siddaramaiah and Modi.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 04-04-2018

Q: Data theft by NaMo app as alleged by Rahul Gandhi seems to be illogical when he himself has deleted his Congress Apps linked to servers in Singapore? Does he have any IQ of his own or is he prompted to tell such accusations by his media advisors?  

A: Exaggeration is an integral part of Indian politics. Both the political parties are resorting to dirty tricks.

Vikramjit Singh

Amritsar, Punjab 04-04-2018

Q: Do you think Anna Hazare's relaunched anti-corruption movement will be successful?      

A: It has already flopped before it could even take off. I don’t know why did he go on a fast which was to be broken within 72  hours?