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

Halted at Madrid

Halted at Madrid

Saturday, 28 December 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

COP25 once again highlights the dark future of the green planet. Given the attitudes of the Trump administration and Jair Bolsonaro, no significant progress is likely in the near future The outcome of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, also known as COP 25 (25th United Nations Climate Change Conference), held...

Give a dog a bad name

Give a dog a bad name

Saturday, 31 August 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

While the demand for the mass killing of stray dogs reveals a genocidal mindset, exaggerated figures whip up mass hysteria against them and spread misinformation Some people spend the better part of their lives on providing education to street children; some on extending medical aid to the poor. Some devote themselves...

Perils of supping with the devil

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Even if the Doha talks result in a ceasefire and a pact leading to a Taliban takeover, it may not ensure a conflict-free Afghanistan Two important developments occurred last week which bode ill — if that is any longer possible — for Afghanistan and its people. The first was the conclusion...

The food trap

The food trap

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Human activity had wiped out, between 1970 and 2014, 60 per cent of all animals with backbones — fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals The International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report, released earlier this month and stating that the process of producing and making food available accounts annually for...

Big cat’s leap of faith

Big cat’s leap of faith

Saturday, 03 August 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

An increase in its population is gratifying but the tiger still faces problems, including the frequent man-animal conflicts. A national-level strategy is needed to manage this interface Jim Corbett wrote in the Man-Eaters of Kumaon, the “tiger is a large-hearted gentleman with boundless courage and that when he is exterminated —as...

Animals deserve a dignified living

Thursday, 25 July 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

There is no reason why other living beings cannot be treated like humans. A mass movement is needed to end the suffering of dogs A report in the Delhi edition of The Pioneer on Sunday, July 21, quoted the well-known actor, John Abraham, as saying that animals should be treated at...

Annual trial by water

Annual trial by water

Saturday, 20 July 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Floods are nothing new in India and are caused by both natural and human-made causes. Even if they cannot be prevented, devastation can be reduced As of Wednesday, July 17, floods had claimed 67 lives and, according to official figures, affected 46.83 lakh people and 16 districts in Bihar. Thirty of...

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;...

State Editions

MP wins a silver medal in swimming

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Five drug peddlers nabbed

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Women’s protest against CAA continues in Lko

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Pratishodh Ki Aag performed at Rangashri Little Ballet Troupe

21 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

BSP leader joins SP along with 200 supporters

21 January 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer