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

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...

Sign up for a new crusade

Thursday, 02 May 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Climate change activists, who have been staging ‘die-in’ protests, have an important message: Action is urgently needed to prevent an environmental collapse According to a recent report by Mattha Busby in The Guardian of Britain, protesters in France, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands and the United...

Stop the savage slaughter

Stop the savage slaughter

Saturday, 27 April 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The mass murder of seals in Canada, which has the support of powers that be, must come to an end. The world must come together to exert economic pressure As I write, what the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) describes as “the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the...

In Dante’s footsteps

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

A new book chronicles a hi-tech Hell, which is very different from what one finds in the sacred texts, and echoes our times Charles Patterson’s recently published novel, In Dante’s Footsteps: My Journey to Hell: A Modern Divine Comedy, unfolds at two levels. At one, it is a set of intertwined...

Mass murder most foul

Mass murder most foul

Saturday, 13 April 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

Theresa May has described the Jallianwala Bagh slaughter as a ‘shameful scar’ on British-Indian history. It will heal only after Britain formally apologises for the crime A hundred years ago this day occurred the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, which remains one of the worst crimes of British imperialism in India....

Tackle unusual weather conditions

Thursday, 04 April 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

The chilling message they convey cannot be ignored. While chances of containing climate change appear dim, we can at least cope with the consequences One would have thought that the acrimonious and high-decibel campaign for the Lok Sabha elections would push issues like climate change into oblivion. Fortunately, it has not....

Animals and the election

Animals and the election

Saturday, 30 March 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

These creatures have no votes and their lovers are not sufficiently numerous to matter. To be heard, the movement for their rights and protection has to become louder One of the main features of the campaign for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections is the deafening silence of all political parties on...

Mass murder most foul

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Hiranmay Karlekar

New Zealand is exemplarily coping with a time of trouble but firm and deterrent measures against violence and terrorism are the need of the hour The mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15 have caused 50 deaths. Understandably, these have left the world shocked, grieving and...

State Editions

Youth's body found hanging from tree

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Gang busted, 2 criminals arrested

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Plantation drive with Miyawaki technique

21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi


21 July 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

EndGame Dhoni?

21 July 2019 | Akshay Lokapally | Agenda

Decoding mystical maya

21 July 2019 | Radhanath Swami Maharaj | Agenda

Negativity can be curbed

21 July 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Guru helps one become self-empowered

21 July 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime : ‘I’m not good at making retarded films’

21 July 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Story on a string

21 July 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer