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

Television and its warts

Television and its warts

Saturday, 17 October 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The print medium has the responsibility of countering the socially and morally devastating effect of the deplorable fare that some channels are churning out The character assassinations and defamatory campaigns, witnessed on some television channels by some anchors and reporters against individual film personalities and the Mumbai movie industry, have understandably...

Why we slip into amnesia

Why we slip into amnesia

Saturday, 27 June 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

It is imperative to examine why events are relegated in the universe of consciousness because it has obvious implications in terms of follow-up/corrective action important to society Today is June 27. On May 27, a pregnant elephant collapsed in Velliyar river in Kerala’s Palakkad district and drowned. She had bitten a...

Murder most foul

Murder most foul

Saturday, 13 June 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Yet another savage outcome of human-elephant conflict in Kerala must propel us to get our act together. If not, animals will perish along with the environment The murder of a pregnant elephant, which died in the Velliyar river in Kerala’s Mannarkkad forest division in Palakkad district on May 27, must rank among...

Hysteria in a time of virus

Hysteria in a time of virus

Saturday, 30 May 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Corona pandemic has been killing far fewer people compared to road accidents and other causes. It has indeed brought out the best and the worst in humanity Watching the public’s and the Union and State Governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating progress of the cyclone Amphan, I...

Pandemic of obsessive fear

Pandemic of obsessive fear

Saturday, 16 May 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

COVID-19 will remain like other viruses but the time has come to march forward. The focus should be on a strategy for lifting the lockdown and on a blueprint for life thereafter The fear of contracting COVID-19 is understandable. There is as yet no cure, no vaccine. An obsessive fear of...

Frailty of man vs animal

Frailty of man vs animal

Saturday, 02 May 2020 | Hiranmay Karlekar

As the debate continues over the origin of Coronavirus in Wuhan’s wet markets, the fact is such places must be banned altogether given future threats to humans and animals as well While a contentious debate rages as to whether the COVID-19 virus emerged from a “wet” market selling live animals, including...

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...

State Editions

Covid-19 cases on  decline in State

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

IN BRIEF

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Lalu likely to sacrifice goats to please Goddess Durga

25 October 2020 | VIJAY DEO JHA | Ranchi

Congress intensifies poll campaign in Bermo

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

JD(U) joins hands with  BJP for by-election

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Dussehra of Kulasekaranpatinam, Tuticorin

25 October 2020 | Experts | Agenda

The Return of Delhi Smog

25 October 2020 | Sonal Shukla | Agenda

Astroturf: Season of empowerment

25 October 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Dauntless picks

25 October 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It’s a matter of perception on how to value artwork’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

‘I shifted to NY to explore international music’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer