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.

Streaming Wars: The Battle for Diaspora Viewers

As streaming behemoths like Netflix and Amazon fight to win the U.S. South Asian diaspora market, Indian streaming services are throwing their hats into the ring.

Poulomi Das

June 15, 2021

How Dream11 Became India’s First Gaming Unicorn

India's fantasy sports platform has captured the attention of the country's rabid cricket fandom. Now, it wants to be India’s only answer to sports.

Poulomi Das

June 14, 2021

Vir Das Blazed the Trail for Indian Stand-up Comedy — Now, He’s Going Global

The comedian — who stars in Judd Apatow's "The Bubble," out later this year — forged an industry for Indian comics.

Poulomi Das

June 07, 2021

Know Your Muses: The Queer Camp of Sridevi

The Brown queer community found camaraderie in Sridevi’s fun-loving but rebellious characters.

Poulomi Das

June 03, 2021

BYJU’s: From a Classroom to a $16.5-Billion Ed-Tech Giant

Byju Raveendran, a tutoring whiz and India’s youngest self-made billionaire, built India’s most valuable startup. But the story isn’t without controversy.

Poulomi Das

May 28, 2021

Explained: The Israel-Palestine Conflict and South Asian Diplomacy

South Asian countries have historically viewed the Israel-Palestine conflict as a symptom of British interference. More recently, they balance economic ties with Israel, while supporting the Palestinian cause.

Poulomi Das

May 17, 2021

Americans Shouldn’t Need Yoga or Chai to Care about India Right Now

What’s the most effective way to convince people to give when a country is in crisis?

Poulomi Das

May 14, 2021

“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


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