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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.

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Anand K Natarajan

Bangalore 21-02-2017

Q: Modi was abused by the Congress in all sorts of unparliamentary words. When Modi used the word "Bathing with rain coat" the hell broke out. Is the term used by Modi derogatory? Do not support MMS since he happens to be your professor.

A: I don't support uncivilised and narrative in politics whether it is by the Prime Minister or a teacher. Those who never had a chance of being taught by distinguished teachers raise such frivolous questions.

Nanditha

Chennai 21-02-2017

Q: Why TN is opposed to NEET? Is it not the duty of the government to provide standard syllabus to the students. By opposing NEET, TN sends a wrong signal that its students are sub-standard. Your take on this.

A: We are a Union of States and under the Constitution, Education is on the concurrent list. Each state has enjoys the right of choosing its own laws and regulations. However, it will be good for the country if both the states and centre can formalise model guidelines.

Shankar Rao

Bengaluru 21-02-2017

Q: When PM Modi says Jobs for Indians in India through Make in India and US President wants Jobs for Americans in USA why is so much hue and cry by the US Corporate World against Trumph? Are Americans less skilled and demanding high salaries?

A: Both Modi and Trump are speaking in the interests of their own country. Globalisation has been used by MNCs to make huge profit by hiring cheaper labour from other countries and denying jobs to local people. MNCs are expected to create jobs all over the world and not just maximise profits and dividends for their promoters.

Balchandhar

Palani TN 21-02-2017

Q: All is well that ends W(H)ELL how you think about TN vote of confidence victory without any opposition challenging it? Is it not a black mark on TN? How do you feel sir?

A: The nature of proceedings in the house brought bad name to the state which had rarely seen synch a violent conduct. However, TN needs a stable government. Hopefully the new Chief Minister would now concentrate on providing clean and good governance and carry the entire house with him.  

Rajaram

Bengalru 21-02-2017

Q: Why TV channels appear to go ecstatic whenever they have to say something about Ms Priyanka Gandhi? If she contests and win in any election perhaps she will be given status of PM! Why not media give importance to people including politicians based on his/her merits? please comment.

A: Why do you worry about her? Since readers LIKE YOU GET PROVOKED, IT ENCOURAGES TV CHANNELS TO GIVE Gandhis much more importance. If you don't like them, please move on to other channels.

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