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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.

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

Opinion: Is Kangana Ranaut the Most Powerful Woman in Bollywood?

The actor has traded being crushed beneath Bollywood’s glass ceiling for a leading role in the witch hunts of the Hindu Right.

Poulomi Das

October 21, 2020

Opinion: Coping With Bollywood During a Pandemic

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.

Poulomi Das

April 24, 2020

The Fault in India's Filmfare Awards

Once considered the Indian equivalent of the Oscars, the awards ceremony used to be equated with accomplishment. Today, not so much.

Poulomi Das

February 21, 2020

Is Bollywood Ready to Have its Queer Reckoning?

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.

Poulomi Das

January 27, 2020


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