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.

Fix accountability for Corona Catastrophe

In this political ecosystem where acronyms pass for action, VIP has a new interpretation.

02 May 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

Irreverent Indians betray Bharat

The situation is not as grim as it was a year ago. But the spectre of pandemic resurgence is haunting almost every Indian.

11 Apr 2021

BJP must get maximum leaders, not minimise Delhi

The BJP-led Centre claims to be correcting the distortion in the definition of the government in Delhi. AAP, which has been ruling the Union Territory for the past six years.

28 Mar 2021

Saffron spectre haunts regional identity

The resurgent BJP has decided that heterogeneous India will grow faster only in the shade of a uniform cultural and political parasol.

21 Mar 2021

Ensure fair and democratic capitalism

Modi is perhaps putting minimum government, maximum governance back on the table.

28 Feb 2021

Demolish dubious dotcom demons

Zuckerberg and his ilk are influencing not only the political narrative but also dictating tastes and lifestyles through peeping Tom software that pulverises privacy.

21 Feb 2021

Decoding the Jeevi Syndrome

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is experiencing a thesaurus moment.

14 Feb 2021

Farmer’s unrest sans national leadership

The ongoing farmer’s unrest reflects the growing chasm between India and Bharat.

07 Feb 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

Greed galaxy of MBAs ruin economy

The MBAs only mandate is to use and implement business practices that multiply profits of such shareholders.

17 Jan 2021

Comrade Vijayan and Communal communism

A spectre is haunting Kerala, the spectre of Communalism.

27 Dec 2020

Metro-Nizam who wants to be National Mughal

A national Islamic party is the dream of India’s 195 million Muslims, which Barrister Owaisi from Lincoln’s Inn dreams to realize for himself.

20 Dec 2020

Too much democracy for mandarins?

Over the centuries, the instrument of power passed from the common to the privileged, thereby perverting the sanguine spirit of democracy.

13 Dec 2020

Rajinikanth, just for roars and laughs

The RajiniQuake will make political vibrations but it could be the Dravidian Geiger counter that will be laughing all the way to the vote bank.

06 Dec 2020