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

Doha Agreement and Af’s collapse

Doha Agreement and Af’s collapse

Saturday, 28 August 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Afghan Army feels that it has been let down by the United States and Nato forces in their handling of the Taliban takeover The rapid collapse of the Afghan National Army (ANA) against the Taliban has been attributed to the lack of its capability and will to fight. Trained and...

The message of the pandemic

The message of the pandemic

Saturday, 01 May 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Elements of Nature like water, air, fire, plants and animals sustained our existence but an exploitative approach is recoiling on humankind The report of the World Health Organisation-appointed team of international researchers that visited Wuhan, China, in January-February 2021 leaves one in no doubt that the COVID-19 virus originated from animals....

India’s flaming forests play havoc

India’s flaming forests play havoc

Saturday, 17 April 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Natural causes and human intervention are to blame for the rising number of conflagrations not only in India, but the world over The surge of forest fires in Uttarakhand once again underlines the growing incidence of the phenomenon in India. There has been a series of these this year in Himachal...

Tyranny continues in Myanmar

Tyranny continues in Myanmar

Saturday, 03 April 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar

How India and the world should respond to the murderous atrocities unleashed by the military there on peaceful protesters The emergency United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on March 31, held at the United Kingdom’s initiative, to discuss the situation in Myanmar, has drawn a blank. This is clear from the...

The camouflaged urge to commit genocide

The camouflaged urge to commit genocide

Saturday, 20 March 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The only explanation for the imperviousness of stray dog-haters to information and logic, and their insistence on mass killing or removal of stray dogs, is a desire for genocide Reports have been coming in from various places in Delhi and Gurugram of presidents of Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) and their satellites...

The challenge of climate change

The challenge of climate change

Saturday, 06 March 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The Biden Administration has an ambitious agenda for stepping up action to cope with global warming but there are hurdles in the way The Trump Administration, an unmitigated disaster for the fight to save the environment, has been defenestrated. Thanking the heavens for that, however, will not be enough. Wise leadership,...

The Generals in their labyrinth

The Generals in their labyrinth

Saturday, 20 February 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The world’s democracies should make it clear that the Generals along with families will pay a heavy price for any savage crackdown on the protesters The coup by Myanmar’s rogue military, officially called Tatmadaw, has clearly triggered a growing confrontation between it and almost the entire people of the country. Except...

The coup in the neighbourhood

The coup in the neighbourhood

Saturday, 06 February 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Myanmar’s tyrannical generals have done it again and halted the country’s transition to democracy which had started in 2008 According to a report in Al Jazeera, an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) failed on February 3, 2021, to adopt a statement on the military coup in Myanmar...

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