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Poulomi Das

Poulomi Das is a film, gender and culture writer and editor based in India. She writes about movies at the intersection of gender, identity, socio-political commentary, and sexual health. Her writing has been published in Arré, The Hindu Business Line, The Swaddle, and Business Insider.

“The Great Escape”: Sri Lanka and the Maldives Bear the Brunt of COVID Vacations

India’s elite continued to vacation in the island nations amid a raging pandemic.

Poulomi Das

May 11, 2021

To Be a Non-COVID Patient in India Right Now

With the country’s overburdened healthcare system focused on fighting COVID, non-COVID patients assume lowest priority.

Poulomi Das

May 05, 2021

Zohra Segal: Begum Ballerina

A dancer, actor, and revolution all packed into one, Segal embodied carefree womanhood on and off screen.

Poulomi Das

April 27, 2021

How Filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan Weaves Nuance into Marginalized Identities

Whether it’s caste, gender, class, or sexual orientation, the director behind "Masaan" and "Geeli Pucchi" dissects every theme with refreshing sensitivity.

Poulomi Das

April 23, 2021

How the Mrs. Sri Lanka Incident Stirred the Pageant Pot

The uncrowning and recrowning of Pushpika De Silva is causing many to question why one’s marital status — and beauty pageants — matter in the first place.

Poulomi Das

April 16, 2021

Charles Sobhraj: The Serpent Who Charmed India

The BBC-Netflix co-production shows the serial killer for what he is: a cold-blooded escape artist and convicted international criminal.

Poulomi Das

April 08, 2021

“Bombay Begums” and the Missing Subtext

Billed as a feminist series, the Netflix show ends up serving standard Bollywood fare of wrongdoing and retribution.

Poulomi Das

March 08, 2021

Why Tillotama Shome Views Her Career as “Slow Cooking,” Not “Instant Noodles”

From playing the quiet Alice in “Monsoon Wedding” to the vibrant Ratna in “Sir,” the veteran actor has come into her own.

Poulomi Das

February 12, 2021

How “AK vs AK” Forged A New Bollywood Genre

Vikramaditya Motwane’s new Netflix thriller — also a black comedy, an indictment of Bollywood, and a 108-minute-long inside joke — was seven years in the making.

Poulomi Das

January 29, 2021

The Sexpert Uncle of India

Dr. Mahinder Watsa — who died on December 30, 2020 — became famous for answering his country's most taboo questions, from female pleasure to bestiality.

Poulomi Das

January 09, 2021

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