Hiranmay Karlekar

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

Ban animals in circuses

Ban animals in circuses

Saturday, 08 December 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Environment Ministry’s decision to prohibit animals in performances is laudable. It must not get bogged down by critics who do not want the draft rules to become law The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEF&CC) has done well to issue a draft notification on November 28, 2018,...

Chronicle of a death foretold

Chronicle of a death foretold

Saturday, 13 October 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The UN’s report on climate change makes for a chilling read. The threat of global warming is very real and requires a mass movement else it may lead to the end of life on earth The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, 04 October 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The case for arriving at some approximation of a need-based existence and the establishment of the primacy of the principles of truth and non-violence has never been stronger than today October 2 came and went in India with pro-forma speeches, meetings, messages and celebrations and the usual tributes paid to the...

Cancellation of talks and after

Cancellation of talks and after

Saturday, 29 September 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

To counter Islamabad’s skullduggery, particularly Kashmir violence and terror strikes, war is not an option. New Delhi must make financially-wobbly Pakistan behave by pressurising it economically India’s cancellation of the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, to have been held at the margins...

The case for India’s cattle in distress

Thursday, 20 September 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Shocking findings about the running of gaushalas in India calls for a strong public opinion translating itself into public action. Laws alone won’t help Investigations by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) into the functioning of 179 gaushalas across 13 States and two Union Territories have yielded disturbing statistics....

Global warming and India’s existentialist crisis

Global warming and India’s existentialist crisis

Friday, 14 September 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The existence of India as we know is at stake. The environment, particularly the climate component of it, warrants serious concern. What is needed is mass action. Inaction may mean the end of the country The Kerala floods of August and September and the droughts that had scorched several parts of...

KG Subramanyan and his women

KG Subramanyan and his women

Thursday, 06 September 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Women seem to have been the main focus of the master artist’s creativity. His representations depict the dynamic of their changing relationship with a male-dominated environment KG Subramanyan, who left for the hereafter in 2016 at the age of 92, was an artist working with multiple media, besides being a scholar,...

Talks with Pakistan? Out of the question

Talks with Pakistan? Out of the question

Saturday, 01 September 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

We must not read too much into Pakistan’s proposal for conflict resolution in Kashmir. Instead of chasing a chimera, New Delhi should concentrate on countering the threat that Islamabad poses There is nothing to get excited over the reported statement by Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari, that the Pakistan...

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