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

What it takes to  kill a Tigress

What it takes to kill a Tigress

Thursday, 18 October 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The human-animal conflict is unequal given the weapons and other resources which humans command. T1 is perhaps destined to be one of its victims Time was when, faced with persistent complaints of a human-devouring tiger or tigress on the prowl, authorities in what is now Uttarakhand, particularly its Kumaon region, would...

Kerala tragedy: Deluge and after

Thursday, 23 August 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The unprecedented floods in Kerala send out a single message: The world will have to pay a terrible price for disrespecting the environment The unprecedented floods in Kerala, and the massive grief and loss of life and property it has caused, send out a single message: The world will have to...

Deepening Afghanistan quagmire

Deepening Afghanistan quagmire

Saturday, 18 August 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

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 August 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

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 Khanij

What next for Imran Khanij

Saturday, 04 August 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

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 July 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

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 July 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

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 July 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

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...

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