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.
Though they couldn’t find any drugs on him, officials arrested Shah Rukh Khan’s son during a drug raid and denied him bail — a reminder that being Muslim in India means living at the government’s mercy.
October 15, 2021
Patriotic movies used to evoke national unity. Today, films such as “BellBottom,” “Bhuj,” and “Shershaah” focus on settling scores with Pakistan.
September 14, 2021
In a culture where women’s bodies are so heavily policed, the shapeless nighttime garment has become a daywear favorite and a symbol of freedom.
August 25, 2021
The female-led unicorn is set to make history as one of the few profitable Indian companies to IPO later this year.
August 04, 2021
The Bollywood superstars remained devoted to each other over five decades despite personal tragedy, jealousy, and a secret second marriage.
August 03, 2021
Ten years ago, Bollywood made a runaway hit about that period in your 20s when life goes to shit. No film has since come close to replicating it.
July 22, 2021
The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, who died amid Taliban crossfire, vividly humanized his subjects — a gaze that didn’t look down on people, but right at them.
July 19, 2021
The first Indian IPO of the year, which raised $1.25 billion for the company, could herald a new era of exits for Indian tech startups.
July 15, 2021
In India, a bottle of Coca-Cola is synonymous with celebration. But the country's love affair with the soda wasn't always smooth sailing — Coke was banned in India for nearly 20 years.
July 07, 2021
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