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

Regression in Afghanistan

Regression in Afghanistan

Monday, 21 November 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Taliban further curbs women's rights and tramples human rights and anything civil as the world looks the other way While the world’s attention is riveted on the war in Ukraine, Afghanistan’s Taliban regime is moving determinedly to make their present rule a clone of their earlier obscurantist and retrogressive one from...

Junta murders political activists

Junta murders political activists

Saturday, 30 July 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The execution of democracy activists and a former legislator marks a new low in the Junta's reign of terror Given Myanmar's ruling junta's record of unmitigated savagery, its announcement on July 25, 2022, of the execution of four pro-democracy activists and politicians, including a former legislator, is shocking but hardly surprising....

Supping with the Taliban leadership

Supping with the Taliban leadership

Saturday, 16 July 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

From development projects worth billions to security aspect, India has high stakes in Afghanistan but its claims need to reflect in its actions The growing warmth in India-Taliban relationship, which is in sharp contrast to the chill earlier attending it, warrants scrutiny. India had discrete and unpublicised contact with sections of...

Looming: Civil war in Myanmar?

Looming: Civil war in Myanmar?

Saturday, 02 July 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The junta’s reign of terror in Myanmar is facing growing resistance from several insurgent ethnic organisatons and civilian population Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed the developments in Myanmar away from the centre stage of global discourse. Hence, the ruling junta’s increasingly savage war on its own people demanding a return...

Humans & other living beings

Humans & other living beings

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

On the fundamental question of animal personhood, the grounds to exclude nonhumans from humans’ moral and legal universe do not hold at all According to reports, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State, has rejected, by five votes to two, the plea that Happy, a...

The terror factory in Afghanistan

The terror factory in Afghanistan

Saturday, 04 June 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Taliban’s stated wish to have peaceful relations abroad notwithstanding, the global consequences of competitive militancy are dangerously severe Will Afghanistan again become an exporter of global terrorism? My answer, an emphatic “yes”, will trigger sharp protests. Many perhaps will cite some of what Zabiullah Mujahid, Deputy Minister for Culture and...

Will the Taliban cookie crumble?

Will the Taliban cookie crumble?

Saturday, 21 May 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Ties between the Taliban-led Islamic Emirate and Pakistan are under severe strain, and the Afghan dispensation is running into a sea of other troubles The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shoved events in Afghanistan to the margins of global public discourse. Yet, much has been happening in the blighted land. The...

Bangladesh still in throes of terrorism

Bangladesh still in throes of terrorism

Saturday, 02 April 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Sheikh Hasina Government has largely been successful in bringing the culprits to book but the threats of violence are far from over The Sylhet Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal sentenced four persons to death for killing writer-blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on May 12, 2015. Of the four — Abul...

State Editions

Police to intervene if torture by ED/CBI continues: Baghel

28 November 2022 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

STAFF REPORTER

28 November 2022 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Elephant found dead in Surajpur

28 November 2022 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Police Constable, wife killed in road accident

28 November 2022 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Chhattisgarh transgender wins Kamla Bhasin Award

28 November 2022 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Scope explored for pharmacy professionals in Chhattisgarh

28 November 2022 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Sunday Edition

Balance emotion with reason

27 November 2022 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Climate Change the failed CoP27

27 November 2022 | Dr. VK Bahuguna | Agenda

Streaming deaths

27 November 2022 | Archana Jyoti | Agenda

Side-stepping Tobacco-free Film Rules in India

27 November 2022 | HEALTH PIONEER | Agenda

26/11: A shared pain that binds India, Israel together

27 November 2022 | Pioneer | Agenda