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 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.
April 16, 2021
The BBC-Netflix co-production shows the serial killer for what he is: a cold-blooded escape artist and convicted international criminal.
April 08, 2021
Billed as a feminist series, the Netflix show ends up serving standard Bollywood fare of wrongdoing and retribution.
March 08, 2021
From playing the quiet Alice in “Monsoon Wedding” to the vibrant Ratna in “Sir,” the veteran actor has come into her own.
February 12, 2021
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.
January 29, 2021
Dr. Mahinder Watsa — who died on December 30, 2020 — became famous for answering his country's most taboo questions, from female pleasure to bestiality.
January 09, 2021
The actor has traded being crushed beneath Bollywood’s glass ceiling for a leading role in the witch hunts of the Hindu Right.
October 21, 2020
In a role reversal, the last thing on our minds is to be like celebrities but several Bollywood stars now want to prove that they’re just like us.
April 24, 2020
Once considered the Indian equivalent of the Oscars, the awards ceremony used to be equated with accomplishment. Today, not so much.
February 21, 2020
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, which depicts the love between two men, is far from perfect. But its power lies in its attempt to reach a mass audience.
January 27, 2020
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