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.

Be local, feel local, go global

Now we have to move forward with a new resolve and determination.

17 May 2020

Pak paranoia injects terror virus in Valley

There is no greater virus than terrorism in the laboratory of political history for which no vaccine or cure has been found.

10 May 2020

Jumbo must trample system to tame dragon

China’s $13 trillion wallet could shrink more than the American economy, which is expected to shrink by almost one third of its $ 21 trillion GDP.

03 May 2020

Pandemic: Prediction, Prescription & Vit M 

This cacophony of business, medical and political voices is blotting out the utter failure of the establishment to lay out a health road map to husband the present and midwife a better future.

19 Apr 2020

A grassroots plea for new Modi mantra

Now, you have to win your war against an invisible and lethal foe. Prescribe Modi Medicine to win the day.

12 Apr 2020

Indian inclusivity is immune to global elitism virus

Mankind’s most enduring symbol has been V for Victory. Now it is V for Virus.

29 Mar 2020

Judiciary must shun greed to be democracy’s shrine

Strong institutions have fragile foundations in democracy.

22 Mar 2020

Dynasts in democratic avatar will rule India

Soon after Jyotiraditya chose the exit door, all eyes are on Sachin Pilot, the erudite son of the affable late Rajesh Pilot.

15 Mar 2020

Nationalism backlash is regressively profiling BJP

For decades, the RSS and the Sangh Parivar have been curetting patriotism brick by brick. But its vocabulary and slogans define it as the citadel of nationalism, not patriotism.

23 Feb 2020

BJP needs local Modis to sustain pan-India status

BJP’s humiliating drubbing in Delhi cannot be considered just another loss, but the erosion of its hitherto unchallenged acceptability as the party with a difference.

16 Feb 2020

Prison could turn hero factory for Kashmir’s netas

On release, they would regain credibility and legitimacy, which had become casualties of their political folly. Kashmir needs full restoration of normalcy.

09 Feb 2020

Budget 2020 a complex exercise in wordplay, and little else

Rituals without efficacy are blasé formalities of inevitable intentions.

02 Feb 2020

India holds trump card on Kashmir standoff

Donald Trump rushes in where angels fear to tread, which, in this case, is the devil infested vale of Kashmir.

26 Jan 2020

Media must rediscover dignity with independence

Centuries ago, Plutarch wrote about king of Armenia who disliked messengers bearing bad news about a coming invasion.

05 Jan 2020

Citizens, not residents, can redeem democracy

A hasty legislative measure by the NDA government has provided ammunition to its opponents, who were looking for trouble in universities and the streets.

29 Dec 2019