Kalpana Sharma : Kalpana's Commentary
Jul 01 2003
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My fair lady
Kalpana Sharma on accepting and welcoming differences.
Jul 01 2003
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Must boys tease girls?
Sexual harassment has to be vigorously tackled where it begins -- at school -- says Kalpana Sharma.
Jun 01 2003
Hitting dowry for a six

Kalpana Sharma looks at the implications of the Nisha Sharma episode for our society.

Jun 01 2003
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No bill, no will
The difference between a nation that increases women's representation and one that doesn't is partly a difference of intent and determination, says Kalpana Sharma.
May 01 2003
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Who defines obscenity?
The NCW's protection for women is selective; it bypasses our dignity and preaches an inconsequential morality, says Kalpana Sharma
Apr 01 2003
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Another kind of war
Last month, women's groups were engaged in a vigorous debate with the National Commission on Women (NCW) about a bill on sexual harassment, says Kalpana Sharma.
Mar 01 2003
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Why we will say 'no'
While arguing that he is doing what he is to make the world more peaceful and stable, in fact George Bush has pushed the world closer to greater conflict and war, says Kalpana Sharma.
Mar 01 2003
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Cricket, women and war
Those who devise television programmes on cricket seem convinced that women have neither brains, nor common sense, says Kalpana Sharma.
Feb 01 2003
Burning aspirations
In the passing of Kalpana Chawla, the genuine feeling of loss expressed by so many reveals the thirst amongst the young for role models, says Kalpana Sharma.
Feb 01 2003
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Saying no to war
No sane person can accept the immorality of using economic and military superiority to bludgeon inconvenient nations into falling in line, says Kalpana Sharma.

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)