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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Dammam - Saudi Arabia 12-03-2018

Q: What is your vision for the four years regime of BJP Government?      

A: It has delivered less than what it has had promised. But it has delivered much more than the UPA government.


palani TN 27-02-2018

Q: Is it fair on the part of Congress to politicise Actor Sridevi's death as if their party gave Padmaa Sri award to heer and not NDA? What is there, the awards are being selected and given by Govt. of India and not INC, is it not?How low and nadir it's mindset?

A: Pettiness and Politics are made for each other. Let us ignore it.


uk 27-02-2018

Q: Is there a legal agreement between India and China after the war about Arunachal Pradesh and other northeast states that China raises objection about PM's visit to these states which are integral part of our country. It also raises question in the minds of Indians that this may be the reason why these states have been neglected on purpose as any development in this region will anger china. Please educate us on this.

A: Why should we bother about what China thinks about what we do in our territories. North-East has been ignored in the past. Now it is moving forward with rest of the country. Once it is fully connected, China will not be able to play its dirty games.

Vikramjit Singh

Amritsar, Punjab 27-02-2018

Q: How can India be made corruption-free, open defecation free, eco-friendly, safe for women, and literate country in a short span of time, say 5 years, by involving every citizen of the country? What are media's efforts in achieving this?

A: It is next to impossible to achieve all the targets in a short pan of five years, even if we abolish democracy and impose a total dictatorship. Is there any country in the World which is fully free from any of these infirmities? We have to start from the primary school level and it will take a couple of generations before we can hope to make a significant change.


Bengaluru 27-02-2018

Q: One more has fled the country after enjoying the loan & likely never to return back & pay his dues. The Government claims they are in the process of getting these guys back, or is it only an eye-wash to the public?

A: For fugitives, outgoing flights are very easy to take because they don’t have to take permission. But their return flight is delayed due to procedural an legal issues. International treaties have been framed in such a way by civil servants and politicians which make it difficult for most of the countries to get their criminals back home.