Kalpana Sharma is a Mumbai-based independent journalist, columnist and media consultant who writes for English language and Indian language publications in India. Until recently, she was Deputy Editor with The Hindu, one of India's leading English language dailies. Her special areas of interest are environmental and developmental issues and gender. She has written three books: Rediscovering Dharavi: Stories from Asia's Largest Slum (Penguin 2000), Whose News? The Media and Women's Issues (Sage 1994, 2006) and Terror Counter-Terror: Women Speak Out (Kali for Women, 2003), both co-edited with Ammu Joseph.