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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

Cruelty in shifting elephants

Cruelty in shifting elephants

Thursday, 17 October 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Allegations against forest officials, of mishandling the pachyderms while removing them from their homes, need to be probed thoroughly The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) needs to order an inquiry into the circumstances in which three elephants — Sandhya (45), Indumati (35) and Jayanti (21) — were...

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;...

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...

State Editions

Suspense continues over AJSU-BJP tie-up

14 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Man killed over witchcraft suspicion in Gajapati

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Cong decries officers’ no reply to their letters

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

46K found ineligible KALIA beneficiaries

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Assembly stalled over violence against women

14 November 2019 | PABITRA SENAPATY | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda