Ask Prabhu

Prabhu Chawla is the Editorial Director of The New Indian Express group.

Having begun as a reporter and spent over 30 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.

Your Replies

Randhir Kumar

Jaipur 03-10-2016

Q: I want to know the pros and cons of economic reforms of 1991.

A: It has made India respectable Worldwide. But reforms have also made rich richer and poor poorer.

Yogesh Chandra Gupta

Nashik 03-10-2016

Q: What is the future of your favourite PM candidate Advani? Is it curtains or there is some hope for you?

A: Prime Minister Modi will now decide the future of all of them.


Palani 03-10-2016

Q: Is it not a shame to India with its 100 contingent had failed miserably in Rio? But for the 2 - Sindhu and Sakshi, India would have been returned empty. Is it fair on the part of minister and his officials who accompanied the team were spending leisurely without bothering about of our brave soldiers?

A: There were more officials than athletics in Rio. More money was spent on the officials who travelled by first class and stayed in five star hotels. Sports persons were denied even basic facilities like water while they were taking part in the competition.


Note: Only Selected Questions will be answered.


Power and Politics

Power-deprived Congress defectors seek power and perks in BJP’s saffron pastures


Power and principles make strange bedfellows in the politics of negotiation. Show a leader a throne, and Presto!—old principles are magically replaced by newly invented values.

Free Indian foreign policy from Nehruvian dialogue habit to trap China-Pakistan Axis


India hasn’t changed the way it deals with its pugnacious neighbour.

NaMo’s hugs and handshakes diplomacy defies interpretation and mocks convention


A handshake with history is every leader’s passion; embracing destiny is a prerogative. India’s frequent flyer prime minister, Narendra Modi, does the first with the second.

In cine-led tamil politics, Rajini could be the enigma force for BJP’s power drive


Reinvention is the survival mantra in both politics and cinema.