Power and Politics
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.
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.
30 Jul 2017
India hasn’t changed the way it deals with its pugnacious neighbour.
16 Jul 2017
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.
09 Jul 2017
Reinvention is the survival mantra in both politics and cinema.
25 Jun 2017
Size doesn’t matter. Not on Raisina Hill. Or else, the might of the President of India would have towered over the Prime Minister in the architecture of power.
18 Jun 2017
Centre has decided to double farmers’ income by 2022 by improving technology, increasing milk production, use of solar light, honey production.
11 Jun 2017
Debate by deflection distorts dissent. Discourse in any vibrant, healthy democracy involves the constant catechism between facts and alternatives.
04 Jun 2017
“We have tried to give new perspective to employment as it is not possible to provide employment to everyone in a country of 125 crore people.
28 May 2017
As news organisations place bottom lines and valuations above bylines and validity of news in dictating the nature of content, media personalities are at war with one another.
21 May 2017
Something is rotten in the state of the Opposition.
14 May 2017
In democracy, the ballot and not the bullet is the wonder weapon best suited to resolve conflicts and replace governments.
30 Apr 2017
For a while now, High Visibility with Low Acceptability sums up the incipient image of the Very Important Person (VIP) in India.
23 Apr 2017
Money multipliers survive by promoting the belief that good economics is bad politics.
16 Apr 2017
They should have paid more attention to the proverb right at the beginning. But they refused to stand united and, so, divided they fell and got bruised, if not battered.
09 Apr 2017
Will he? Won’t he? Once, that million-dollar question used to be aimed at Prince Charles, heir-in-waiting to the British throne for the last 65 years.
02 Apr 2017
The success of a great leader lies in cloning more leaders and not just adding to an unending list of followers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed leader in the world in the social med
26 Mar 2017
Akshay Kumar is Bollywood’s Khiladi No 1. Saina Nehwal is a national khiladi in the audacious arena of sports.
19 Mar 2017
Dear Narendrabhai, Victory burnishes halos of leaders with the glow of achievement and dispels the shadows of self-doubt.
12 Mar 2017
“University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.”
05 Mar 2017
Yoga is the new religion. It is India’s patented art of wellbeing, untouched by the toxic taint of communalism.
26 Feb 2017
Spring is in the political air. The autumn of the patriarchs is fading into the winter of public oblivion.
19 Feb 2017