Power and Politics
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.
Karnataka 2023 enters Indian 2024 game
Historically, the results of a state election don't determine the outcome of national elections.
23 Apr 2023
Child’s play politics in Congress
Two decades later, his only son is seeking the support of the Gandhis to claim his legitimate right.
16 Apr 2023
Weak diplomats sabotaging Vishwa Guru push
The current envoy Vikram Doraiswami is known more for his social skills among London’s elite than for promoting bonding with Indian communities.
02 Apr 2023
Save Sikh patriotism from Khalistan conspirators
Centuries later, Bhindranwale—fully sponsored by ISI and Pakistan —appeared to don their mantle.
26 Mar 2023
BJP’s actions amplify Rahul’s prominence
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about -- Oscar Wilde
19 Mar 2023
Sunak bets on Islamic scare vote
The rhetoric of the PM and his staunch anti-Asian Home secretary Suella Braverman is driven not only by economic concerns but also by a worry over the social fallout of unrestricted immigration.
12 Mar 2023
Past and present taint keeps opposition divided
The opposition stands divided to destroy one another.
05 Mar 2023
Nadda’s charm and second chance for a third wave
The BJP has been in power at the Centre for nine years and five years in many states.
22 Jan 2023
To win 2024 BJP needs maximum Modi
Prime Minister Modi has changed the narrative of Indian politics from dynasty to meritocracy, entitlement to quiet effort, and individual fiefdoms to a redeemed republic.
15 Jan 2023
Ram, Rupee and Rahul Unite for Bharat Yatra
By walking away from the memory of past failures, Rahul has bet on future success. But he is missing the charisma to convert sass into votes and seats.
08 Jan 2023
Saffron dilution stokes dissent in BJP ranks
Communication is consolation. But when powerful persons cry foul about the vices of others while trumpeting their own virtues, the tone for prurient power play is set.
20 Jun 2021
Self abasement debases Election Commission
Political power pivots on mission with vision. When Election Commission’s mission is omission, emissions of doubt cloud people’s faith in democratic institutions.
18 Apr 2021
Calling for Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Budget
The Budget is mainly optics — a choreographed photo-op because it is mainly a statement of Central income and expenditure.
31 Jan 2021
$5 trillion high five for thrice lucky Modi in 2024
For Modi, Thinking Big is a small part of his Monumental Mind. But his administrative and political apparatus lets him down in implementation
10 Jul 2019
Kamdar Modi morphs Namdar dynasties
It also marks the final fall of the Nehru-Gandhi clan.
29 May 2019
Vizhinjam seaport protests: Police station attack was with 'ulterior intention', says Kerala CM
'The Kashmir Files' controversy: Apologies if my remarks were interpreted differently, says Nadav Lapid
Will fight again, against what is wrong: Bilkis Bano on remission given to her rapists
Tamil Nadu amended law that allows Jallikattu seeks to prevent cruelty on animals: State tells SC
India dismisses China's concerns on military exercise with US in Uttarakhand
'Bazball' powers England to new first-day record against Pakistan in 1st Test