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

Global warming and India’s existentialist crisis

Global warming and India’s existentialist crisis

Friday, 14 September 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The existence of India as we know is at stake. The environment, particularly the climate component of it, warrants serious concern. What is needed is mass action. Inaction may mean the end of the country The Kerala floods of August and September and the droughts that had scorched several parts of...

Dispatching a lord summarily

Saturday, 21 July 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

India cannot allow its soil to be used for a campaign against Hasina. Giving her opponents a chance to malign her would have amounted to letting down a friend facing a crucial election lord Alexander Carlile, advisor to the legal team of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader and former Prime Minister,...

The Army is King

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

With Sharif unhorsed and his party cornered, it will be important for India to watch how Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim league and Imran Khan’s PTI fare Any doubt that, ultimately, the military ruled Pakistan and the judges, in Francis Bacon’s famous words, were lions under the throne, has been demolished by...

The impending environmental disaster

Saturday, 07 July 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Climate change is a global phenomenon and the prognosis is grim worldwide; people who do not act against a looming disaster are fated to be consumed by it According to a report by Archana Jyoti in a recent issue of The Pioneer, the latest World Bank report, titled “South Asia’s Hotspots:...

Maximum city's annual agony

Thursday, 28 June 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Every year, after the rains cause widespread disruption, the BMC claims that it is at work and things would be very different the next year. But that rarely happens Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should be one of the top contenders in any contest for the title of being India's most inefficient,...

A smart way to ensure animal-friendly cities

Saturday, 23 June 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Animal Welfare Board of India’s primary task is to implement the Animal Birth Control Programme for dogs. This needs to be systematically implemented in a planned, phase-wise manner in each State The Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India, SP Gupta, did well to refer, at a Press conference on June 14,...

Breathing life back into forests

Thursday, 14 June 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Poi village adopted a degraded local deciduous forest and turned it into a haven of biodiversity. It has shown how forests can be revived One does not commonly encounter reports on the environment front, particularly in respect of citizens efforts at conservation, that warms the heart. It is, therefore, important to...

Seas of trouble: We need to act now

Saturday, 09 June 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Human intervention is making the oceans increasingly inhospitable to marine life. We must work individually and collectively to stop this preventable tragedy. If we all do the bare minimum, our combined actions can be massive The reported death of a whale, which had swallowed 80 plastic bags, in southern Thailand, warrants...

Sunday Edition

The Tamil Nadu political churn

16 September 2018 | Kumar Chellapan | Agenda

The unexplored Guwahati

16 September 2018 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Stuck in the loop of history

16 September 2018 | TANYA MAlIK | Agenda

A rare Ray treat

16 September 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | Agenda

Culture Lane

16 September 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda


16 September 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda