Kalpana Sharma : Kalpana's Commentary
Jan 01 2004
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Remember this?
Real rehabilitation and a promise of a peaceful future will not come from deinal of justice says Kalpana Sharma.
Jan 01 2004
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Another world
Kalpana Sharma notes the presence - and absence - of women at the World Social Forum in Mumbai.
Dec 01 2003
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Road to the top
There must be systemic changes if companies are serious about encouraging competent women to overcome the obstacles they face, says Kalpana Sharma.
Dec 01 2003
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Not born to rule
Kalpana Sharma reflects on the occasion of the International Fortnight Protesting Violence Against Women and Girls, being observed from November 25 to December 10.
Nov 01 2003
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Something is changing
Kalpana Sharma reports on communities where women are leading efforts for change, against expectations and odds.
Oct 01 2003
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Hundred years of battle
Kalpana Sharma remembers the first dawn of the movement for women's rights to vote.
Sep 01 2003
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Images that promote fear
Event-driven media perpetuates the hostility that marks relations between India and Pakistan, says Kalpana Sharma.
Sep 01 2003
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In the name of servitude
As Maharashtra takes steps to ensure domestic workers receive a living wage, Kalpana Sharma notes that this is about more than livelihood, it's about affirming the humanity of all people.
Aug 01 2003
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Are people a problem?
Unworkable policies conjured up in the guise of 'necessity' and 'national interest' merely perpetuate the discrimination women and girls endure, says Kalpana Sharma.
Aug 01 2003
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Grounded at fifty
The Air India case on categorization of airhostesses illustrates how difficult it is to establish the principle of gender justice in employment, says Kalpana Sharma.
Dec 2003 update: Air India yields

Kalpana Sharma is an independent journalist, columnist and media consultant. She has been, until recently, Deputy Editor and Chief of Bureau of The Hindu in Mumbai. In over three decades as a full-time journalist, she has held senior positions in Himmat Weekly, Indian Express and the Times of India. Her special areas of interest are environmental and developmental issues. She writes a fortnightly column in The Hindu's Sunday Magazine section, The Other Half, that comments on contemporary issues from a gender perspective. She has also followed and commented on urban issues, especially in the context of Mumbai's development.

Kalpana Sharma is the author of Rediscovering Dharavi: Stories from Asia's Largest Slum (Penguin 2000) and has co-edited with Ammu Joseph Whose News? The Media and Women's Issues (Sage 1994, 2006) and Terror Counter-Terror: Women Speak Out (Kali for Women, 2003)