Shobha Shukla

In harmony or in conflict with each other?

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Private public partnership and sustainable development: In harmony or in conflict with each other?

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)

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Caste inequity fuels gender injustice

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It is important to recognize how gender injustices underpin the caste, class and social inequities. "I did start going to school. But as I am a Dalit (untouchable), I was made to sit away from the rest of the children. If I touched some upper caste child, even by mistake, I would be thrashed by the teachers - who were all Brahmins (upper caste). Even as a child I could feel the upper caste-Dalit divide.

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Domestic violence survivor faced challenges

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Domestic violence survivor faced challenges headlong and reclaimed her power back

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)

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Justice delayed is justice denied

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Justice delayed is justice denied, says domestic violence survivor

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)

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Communicate with each other to beat the non-communicable diseases

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Communicate with each other to beat the non-communicable diseases

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS

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Food, nay tobacco, for thought

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The curtain is finally down on the World No Tobacco Day 2017 and we are back to business as usual. There was a flurry of activities in my city, and elsewhere too, during the weeks preceding this day, reaching a crescendo on the 30th and 31st of May. Barring very few exceptions, the script of all the programmes/ discourses seemed to be taken from the same master copy.

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Cleaning up the air we breathe

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 My first personal brush with the severity of asthma was several years ago, when one of my students suddenly started gasping for breath in the middle of her Physics Practical final examination of Class 12. We were clueless about the cause of her sudden affliction. Other than making her sit in the open air and force her to drink water, we did not know what to do.

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AIDS Conference, ‘Access Equity Rights Now"

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AIDS 2016, the XXI International AIDS Conference – (with the theme of ‘Access Equity Rights Now’) which will be held in Durban, South Africa, from 18 to 22 July 2016, marks a dramatic change in the country’s AIDS response in the 16 years since XIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2000), which was also held in Durban

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Insights of a cancer survivor with indomitable spirit

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"Storms make trees take deeper roots": Insights of a cancer survivor with indomitable spirit

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)

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