Hiranmay Karlekar


Hiranmay Karlekar is Consultant Editor of The Pioneer and former Editor of Hindustan Times. He has authored four books in English and two novels in Bengali

What is being done is clearly not enough

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

A taste for domination is the major reason for rise of rape cases in India. Overall a change in the mindset is required to truly eradicate this menace from society Increasing public concern over the rising incidence and savagery of rape cases is entirely warranted. Clearly, massive public agitation over the...

Courage is not gender-specific

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

There have been several inspiring stories of women journalists who defied the odds and made a mark in their profession One of the common unwisdoms of our time is that women cannot do many things that men can. It has been busted innumerable times by women who have broken through the...

Dying species, emerging threats

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

The threat mass extinction of species poses to humans can well be extinction through failure to cope with challenges like terrorism, conflict over resources like water, climate change A recent report in The Independent by Ian Johnston, cites scientists writing in a special edition of the magazine, Nature, that humans are...

Reminders in the Britain terror strike

Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

After the recent subsequent terrorist attacks in Europe, maybe it is time to introspect if the system there is spawning extremism According to a report by Aditi Khanna in The Indian Express of May 29, 2017, Britain's intelligence community has estimated that as many as 23,000 persons with extremist tendencies are...

Europe constantly at war with extremism

Saturday, 27 May 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

The Manchester massacre is a reminder of the history of Islamic terror in Europe and the need to stem out the mastermind recruiters of many Salman Abedis However good a country’s intelligence and security establishment, it cannot prevent all terrorist attacks. This truism holds good for the horrific suicide blast in...

Will this outsider be as good as the others?

Saturday, 13 May 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

New French President Macron’s principal challenge will be halting the advance of the Right. This will require acceleration of economic growth, defeat of Islamic terrorism, and new politics that appeals to the youth The focus on Emmanuel Macron’s dramatic rise has obscured the fact that he is not the only outsider...

Obsessed Pakistan will not relent

Thursday, 04 May 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

India must firmly hold its ground in J&K till the secessionists realise the complete futility of violence on the ground and allow for peace New Delhi has done well to take a tough stand on the situation in Jammu & Kashmir, ruling out talks with secessionists as long as stone-pelting...

H-1B visa threat is real. We must live with it

Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

Curbs on H-1B visas are a part of the growing protectionist surge that India must prepare to face. We must devise out policies accordingly and focus on domestic market as the principal sustainer of the economy The prospect of the US relenting on its proposal to drastically slash the number of...

Blinded by West, we kill for pleasure too

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

Cow protection, or for that matter protection to all birds and animals from human violence, is essential. But it cannot be a reason for vigilante groups’ conduct Iam against cow slaughter. Not just that. I am against the killing of all birds and animals, including those in the course of hunting...

Making violence the solution to everything

Saturday, 15 Apr 2017 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

The offer of a reward on Mamata Banerjee's beheading reflects a dismal wider scenario. Fatwas to kill or injure, criminalistion of politics and general intolerance to opposing views have become common BJP youth leader Yogesh Varshney’s offer of Rs 11 lakh to anybody beheading West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is...


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