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

Cancelled talks and after

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...

A witness  to history

A witness to history

Thursday, 11 July 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Bashar Tabbah’s book, A Map & A Lens: Jordan Sights Unseen and Stories Untold, through photographs and texts, tracks the unfolding of the entirety of Jordan’s history One can divide writings about countries into three broad categories — academic or journalistic narratives about their politics, economics, international relations, history and future;...

Can the monsoon die?

Can the monsoon die?

Monday, 08 July 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Its disappearance and even growing unpredictability of arrival will devastate hundreds and millions of lives and lead to famine, migration, civil and inter-state strife With the monsoon arriving in India, it is important to remember its critical importance to the country in terms of its impact on the economy and the...

New threat in our backyard

Thursday, 27 June 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

India and Bangladesh have to make every effort to squelch the Neo-JMB and other such terrorist organisations, especially the IS, which is trying to base its operations in South Asia The arrest of four terrorists of the Neo Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) by a Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police...

The ticking time bomb

The ticking time bomb

Saturday, 22 June 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

We will be in serious trouble if our population growth is not addressed far more seriously. Even with declining growth rates, we will still be 1.65 billion by 2059 As it settles down to govern, the new Government at the Centre needs to deal with the critical issue of population growth. Yet...

The world of fantasy

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Sircar’s book on Bengal Renaissance is a work of highly impressive scholarship in its own sphere and deserves to be widely read. It is a tribute to Bengal’s literary heritage Sanjay Sircar’s Fantasy Fictions from the Bengal Renaissance: Abanindranath Tagore: The Make-Believe Prince (Kheerer Putul) : Gaganendranath Tagore: Toddy-Cat the Bold...

Deal with displacement

Deal with displacement

Saturday, 08 June 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Human dislocation due to climate change is now a reality. The world must gear up to face one of the greatest challenges confronting it A question that did not receive adequate attention on June 5, the World Environment Day, is about people described in the media as “climate refugees.” The United...

Clear dustbins of history

Thursday, 30 May 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Rahul should defer his resignation until he works out a system of open election of leaders in which he, too, will contest on equal footing with others I remembered Leon Trotsky when it became clear that the Indian National Congress was going to be routed in the recent Lok Sabha elections....

State Editions

Punjab launches three-day polio vaccination drive

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Punjab appeals farmers to shun stubble burning

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

IN Brief

16 September 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Road safety is a concern, so is steep traffic fine

16 September 2019 | Nishu Mahajan | Chandigarh

Memories of Simla goes back to British India

16 September 2019 | PNS/Dr Gaurav Sanjay/Dr BKS Sanjay | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

The bare necessities Simple ideas that matter

15 September 2019 | Tim de Ridder | Agenda

Heal self For a better world

15 September 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Correct your self-image

15 September 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch over your karma

15 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I felt like an actor after doing LSD’

15 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pickle me pink

15 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer