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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

Deepening Afghanistan quagmire

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

The US’ role in Afghanistan suffers from a fundamental flaw: It wants to win but is not prepared to do what it takes to achieve a victory. As a result, the Taliban surge continues Developments in Afghanistan over the last several days have brought to the fore the question whether the...

It’s confirmed: Rigging it was

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

There can be no other description of what happened in the polls in Pakistan. It was an election thoroughly rigged by the Army that hoisted Imran Khan to power Few things in recent times has surprised this writer more than the breathtaking claim, even by Indians who ought to have known...

What next for Imran Khan?

Saturday, 04 Aug 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

New Delhi needs to clearly understand that Imran Khan, hoisted to power by the Pakistan Army, will do what the Generals ask him to, particularly when it comes to Kashmir Fatima Bhutto cites two horrific incidents in a searing piece titled, ‘Imran Khan is only a player in the circus run...

Confronting the legacy of lynching

Thursday, 26 Jul 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

The fundamental tribal component in people’s psyche cannot be eradicated instantly. But that can’t be an excuse for Government inaction The recent lynching in Rajasthan’s Alwar district of a 28-year-old man, Rakbar Khan, by a mob which suspected him to be a cattle-smuggler, once again underlines the need to understand an...

Dispatching a Lord summarily

Saturday, 21 Jul 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

India cannot allow its soil to be used for a campaign against Hasina. Giving her opponents a chance to malign her would have amounted to letting down a friend facing a crucial election Lord Alexander Carlile, advisor to the legal team of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader and former Prime Minister,...

The Army is King

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

With Sharif unhorsed and his party cornered, it will be important for India to watch how Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League and Imran Khan’s PTI fare Any doubt that, ultimately, the military ruled Pakistan and the judges, in Francis Bacon’s famous words, were lions under the throne, has been demolished by...

The impending environmental disaster

Saturday, 07 Jul 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

Climate change is a global phenomenon and the prognosis is grim worldwide; people who do not act against a looming disaster are fated to be consumed by it According to a report by Archana Jyoti in a recent issue of The Pioneer, the latest World Bank report, titled “South Asia’s Hotspots:...

Maximum city's annual agony

Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

Every year, after the rains cause widespread disruption, the BMC claims that it is at work and things would be very different the next year. But that rarely happens Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should be one of the top contenders in any contest for the title of being India's most inefficient,...

A smart way to ensure animal-friendly cities

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Edit

Animal Welfare Board of India’s primary task is to implement the Animal Birth Control Programme for dogs. This needs to be systematically implemented in a planned, phase-wise manner in each State The Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India, SP Gupta, did well to refer, at a Press conference on June 14,...

Breathing life back into forests

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

Poi village adopted a degraded local deciduous forest and turned it into a haven of biodiversity. It has shown how forests can be revived One does not commonly encounter reports on the environment front, particularly in respect of citizens efforts at conservation, that warms the heart. It is, therefore, important to...


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