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

Sign up for a  new crusade

Sign up for a new crusade

Thursday, 02 May 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Climate change activists, who have been staging ‘die-in’ protests, have an important message: Action is urgently needed to prevent an environmental collapse According to a recent report by Mattha Busby in The Guardian of Britain, protesters in France, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands and the United...

Don’t destroy Aravallis

Don’t destroy Aravallis

Saturday, 02 March 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Haryana’s recent legislative amendment to the land preservation Act will play havoc with the hill range and the environment. Voices against it must get louder The Punjab Land Preservation (Haryana Amendment) Act (PLPA), passed recently by the Haryana Legislative Assembly, has understandably alarmed those who care for the ecology of...

Light of photography

Light of photography

Thursday, 21 February 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Deb Mukharji has been traversing mountains for six decades and, for him, trekking and taking pictures have been parallel exercises Most serious photographers have love affairs. The subjects can range over a wide spectrum from people, events, unfolding action to cities, forests, the wilderness, lakes, oceans and mountains. William Henry Jackson...

Emperor in peril

Emperor in peril

Saturday, 16 February 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Royal Bengal Tiger is not only at the top of the food chain in the wild but constitutes a vital link in maintaining nature’s rich diversity and ecosystems. Will it become extinct? A recent PTI report cites researchers as saying that rising sea levels, caused by climate change, could destroy...

Remembering the Mahatma

Remembering the Mahatma

Saturday, 02 February 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Gandhi provided a moral compass and a non-violent political trajectory to the world but did he fail in whatever he sought to achieve? I remembered the first stanza of Rabindranath Tagore’s seminal poem Prasna (Question), written towards the end of his life, as I began writing this column. It reads in...

Back in the cauldron

Thursday, 24 January 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The weakening of American resolve and toughening of the Taliban's posture would turn Afghanistan into a medieval prison that it once was Afghan Taliban’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, refuted, on January 19, reports in Pakistani media that the organisation had agreed to talks in Islamabad with Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special...

Endgame in Afghanistan

Endgame in Afghanistan

Saturday, 19 January 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

India must force its way into the peace process. It must show its willingness to support the Kabul regime with military hardware, other than financial and technological aid One has heard the question before: “What is going to happen in Afghanistan?” There are two reasons for revisiting it. The first...

Why is a pot calling the kettle black?

Thursday, 10 January 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

BNP’s fulminations about wholesale rigging of the recent elections would make a horse laugh Time was when horse-drawn carriages were an important part of Dhaka’s transportation system. Those driving them, addressed as ‘Chaudhuris,’ were a law unto themselves. Their favourite retort to requests for fare reduction was, “Ki koitachhen Karta! Shuinle...

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer