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

Afghan women’s rights are still far

Afghan women’s rights are still far

Saturday, 22 January 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Taliban’s recent announcements fail to inspire confidence and don’t go far enough to impress the international community Two news items, published in newspapers on January 20, 2022, merit attention. The first by AFP, carried in the Delhi edition of a leading daily, is about Acting Afghan Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan...

A despicable genocide

Saturday, 30 November 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The atrocities against humanity during the Bangladesh Liberation War were such that no country could forget them. Dhaka, too, is making efforts to keep the memories alive December 3, 1971, saw the beginning of the third India-Pakistan war with Pakistani aircraft treacherously attacking India’s military bases in the country’s north-western parts....

Cruelty in shifting elephants

Thursday, 17 October 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Allegations against forest officials, of mishandling the pachyderms while removing them from their homes, need to be probed thoroughly The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) needs to order an inquiry into the circumstances in which three elephants — Sandhya (45), Indumati (35) and Jayanti (21) — were...

Relevance of the Mahatma

Thursday, 03 October 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Reversing the civilisational slide will require a shift towards a need-based economy, whose cornerstones are just morality and justice Mahatma Gandhi’s message and the way of living have a special relevance in the world today given the direction in which the dominant global civilisation is unfolding and the impact of its...

Just be the change

Saturday, 28 September 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Greta Thunberg’s stinging speech at the UN sounded alarm bells for the world to start acting on climate change. The crusade of the young and old has begun A number of critical developments, pertaining to climate change, held centrestage among events marking the week that is approaching its end. The one...

Cancelled talks and after

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Trump must realise that the Afghan war can end either in a complete victory for the US and destruction of the Taliban or an ignominious defeat for America. There is no third way On September 7, US President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of the secret summit in Camp David, his...

The relevance of Sufism

Thursday, 05 September 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

While most Bangladeshis are secular, a large minority is  inclined towards Islamic fundamentalism. Hence Sufism, a doctrine of universal love at a time of hate, is important Shahriar Kabir’s new documentary, Mithat’s Dream: The Story of a Young Dervish of Konya, comes when the world is facing a surge of fanatical...

Give a dog a bad name

Saturday, 31 August 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

While the demand for the mass killing of stray dogs reveals a genocidal mindset, exaggerated figures whip up mass hysteria against them and spread misinformation Some people spend the better part of their lives on providing education to street children; some on extending medical aid to the poor. Some devote themselves...

State Editions

Temps to dip in State from today

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Guv unfurls Tricolour in BBSR

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Drug shop loots: Inter-State gang busted

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

BJP to guard misuse of panchyat funds

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Puri rape accused nabbed, sent to jail

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

3,407 to vie for 852 ZP seats

28 January 2022 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition


23 January 2022 | Sunday PIONEER | Sunday Pioneer

Sound of music

23 January 2022 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer


23 January 2022 | Sunday PIONEER | Sunday Pioneer

‘We need to redefine success’

23 January 2022 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer

Grand musical journey

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘I want to reach out to more people with better stories’

23 January 2022 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer