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

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...

The Amritsar attack

The Amritsar attack

Saturday, 24 November 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The message to the world must be clear: Attempts to revive insurgency and terrorism in Punjab will be crushed At the time of writing, Bikramjit Singh alias Bikram, one of the two alleged perpetrators of the grenade attack on a Nirankari congregation which left three dead and 20 wounded in Amritsar...

Fighting under alien skies

Thursday, 15 November 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The deeds of Indian warriors in World War I are a testimony to their spirit despite colonial discrimination World War I, dubbed “the war to end all wars”, ended with an armistice signed on November 11, 1918. The main belligerents were Britain, France, Russia (until the revolution of 1917), Italy (from...

Justice to Avni

Justice to Avni

Saturday, 10 November 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Humans are not the natural prey of tigers. Her transformation has, therefore, to be seen in the wider context of human-animal conflict and the factors leading to it One hopes that the inquiry ordered by the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, which, as he said, “will probe all questions being raised...

The Sixth Extinction?

Thursday, 01 November 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The results of a slow-down in the evolution of the mind will be disastrous According to the report of the World Wildlife Fund’s conservation group, titled Living Planet, human activity had wiped out, between 1970 and 2014, 60 per cent of all animals with backbones — fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and...

Against the odds: Elections in Afghanistan

Against the odds: Elections in Afghanistan

Saturday, 27 October 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The very fact that voting took place and that a large number of women queued up for parliamentary elections in Afghanistan represents a triumph of democracy in face of formidable odds It is easy to run down the elections to Afghanistan’s 250-member Wolesi Jirga, the lower House of its bicameral National...

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...

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...

State Editions

Guv reviews State, Central projects in Puri

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Odisha holds investors’ meet in Gujarat

20 January 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Elephant injures 5 in Garhwa

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Palamu holds impressive sacred soil function

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Print Media team wins Tata Steel Media Cup

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

DPS, Ranchi holds Annual Day-ASIMIT

20 January 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

20 January 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Sharif not completely well, says special medical board

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Bangladesh PM Hasina says Govt will work for all

20 January 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer