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

Being humane

Being humane

Saturday, 08 August 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Following the pandemic, there has been a resurgence of hatred against stray dogs who are left to fend for themselves. Not many understand how their lives have turned upside down The COVID-19 pandemic has affected human behaviour throughout the world, causing new focal points of irritation to emerge and the old...

Empire state of mind

Empire state of mind

Saturday, 18 April 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Will New York city rise again from the shadow of COVID-19? It did from the trauma of 9/11. Will there now be a second coming? Those familiar with NYC’s resilience know there will be Peering through the window, I could see the iconic Manhattan landscape with its tall towers soaring into...

The invisible people

The invisible people

Saturday, 04 April 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The long march undertaken by migrant workers has reminded India of its poor but how long will this awareness last? One can argue that this is not the time to discuss the view, however credible, that the 21-day lockdown has been imposed without adequate thought to its consequences, particularly on the...

When we are the virus

When we are the virus

Saturday, 21 March 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

There’s a long way to a world where humans and animals are treated at par. This is why the AWBI’s move to think about the welfare of animals amid COVID-19 threat is praiseworthy The chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), Dr OP Chaudhary, has acted commendably in issuing a circular,...

Violence and astral presence

Violence and astral presence

Saturday, 07 March 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Given the abject failure of our political class in preventing and/or controlling riots in the national capital, has the time come for the idea of a new politics? The clutch of recent developments centred round the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the stomach-turning communal rioting in north-east Delhi...

A day of martyrs

A day of martyrs

Saturday, 22 February 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

February 21 has a special significance for Bangladesh, which transcends its observance as the International Mother Language Day. On this day, Dhaka fought for Bangla’s recognition February 21 has a significance for Bangladesh that transcends its observance as the International Mother Language Day. Every year from 1953, it has been observed...

The flaming forests

The flaming forests

Saturday, 08 February 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Forest fires are a growing challenge facing not just India but nations across the world. A vigorous and carefully laid-out approach is needed to contain their prevalence The Minister of State in the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Babul Supriyo, while replying to a question in the...

Elephants over an airport

Elephants over an airport

Saturday, 25 January 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

At a time when there’s a drought of good news in the country, a report from Jharkhand that the construction of an airport has been halted to ensure the jumbo corridor isn’t affected is welcome At the time of a drought of good news in the country, there comes one to...

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REal estate in the times of Corona

09 August 2020 | Sush Clays | Agenda

Astroturf | Know self for a better future

09 August 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Tackling Covid in the capital

09 August 2020 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

Best to redefine your career goals

09 August 2020 | Karan Verma | Agenda

India no more ‘soft state’ under Modi’s leadership

09 August 2020 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Agenda

'I'm a storyteller, medium doesn't matter'

09 August 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer