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.
For the first time, state elections have become a barometer to measure the popularity of a national leader.
12 Feb 2017
History is not a floating romance. And nationalism is not just a notion. Yet for decades, the liberal narrative has romanticised history at the cost of nationalist notions.
29 Jan 2017
Dynasty stared into the abyss and the abyss stared back at the Congress party.
22 Jan 2017
Rebellion precedes revolution, like one that pre-election Uttar Pradesh witnessed when Akhilesh Yadav revolted against the fraternal designs of his father.
15 Jan 2017
Both political leaders are experts in playing mind games with each other, as well as with their associates
08 Jan 2017
2016 has ended with a bang. 2017 promises to be thunderous. Vows of 2015 were mostly forgotten in the Wows of 2016.
01 Jan 2017
Staying in the news is one way to become the news. Rahul Gandhi has become a headline bandit with constant cannonade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
25 Dec 2016
Money makes the mare go, but the nightmare of black money doesn’t go away from politics. Perceptively, there is nothing white in raj neeti.
18 Dec 2016
Jayalalithaa is dead. Long live Amma. From a damsel in distress to the dominant deity of Tamil politics, Jayaram Jayalalithaa’s life was a tale of both victory and heartbreak.
11 Dec 2016
Mystery is the imprimatur of any mass leader’s mystique.
27 Nov 2016