Pooja Pillai


Pooja Pillai is a Principal correspondent working with The Indian Express.

Famous ballet teacher Tushna Dallas dies at 76
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

She is survived by her husband Feroze and daughters Khushcheher and Mahzeebar. The funeral took place on Monday and the Uthamna ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday at Dungarwadi.

Before Midnight
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

An exhibition of collages at Chatterjee and Lal in Mumbai gives insights into the local sentiments during the freedom struggle

Karwaan actor Dulquer Salmaan: I don’t think anything should limit me
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

With Karwaan, Dulquer Salmaan, already a star in Malayalam and Tamil cinema, makes his Hindi film debut

What does it take to be a woman working in Malayalam cinema?
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

The male stars lay down the terms and outspoken female colleagues are still considered to be rebels without a cause.

In the Woods
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

The secrets of the wild and why we may never be able to fathom all its mysteries

Kerala’s new heroes
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Stalwarts of Malayalam cinema have been unsettled from their pedestals because of their apparent misogyny.

Reused and Reborn
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

An ongoing group exhibition in Mumbai questions the nature of waste and whether discarded objects can ever be given new dignity.

In Mumbai, heritage buildings are living, breathing structures: Abha Lambah
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

UNESCO has declared South Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco ensembles as a World Heritage Site. Conservation expert Abha Narain Lambah talks to The Indian Express on what it means for Mumbai and the challenges ahead.

Families in Food: A Plate of Sunshine
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

Vegetarian snacking doesn’t get better than a plate of misal, at Mumbai’s Aaswad. The eatery was opened in 1986 by Suryakant’s father, Shrikrishna Ganesh Sarjoshi, who migrated to the city in 1968

Revathy questions AMMA’s decision to take back Dileep when case is still in court
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Revathy said, "Revathy said, "The assaulted actress is also a member of AMMA, so what kind of respect are you showing her, or what message are you sending out?"

AMMA row: Accused Dileep back in film outfit, four actors say we are out
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Out on bail, Dileep, who was expelled from AMMA following his arrest last July, was reinstated after an AMMA general body meeting under newly elected president Mohanlal on Sunday.

Beyond the Bindu
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

In the first major exhibition of SH Raza’s works, since he died in 2016, visitors are given a glimpse into the artistic development of one of modern Indian art’s greatest icons

In Other Rooms, Other Lives
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Photographer and fashion industry veteran Leonardo Pucci's works resonate with the possibilities of many different stories.

Death Comes as the End
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

A round-up of Indian detective fiction novels this season.

Brave New World
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

As Saffronart’s 200th auction begins today, co-founder Minal Vazirani reflects on its role in shaping the art market in India.

Mumbai is like a bad lover, says Chicago journalist Elizabeth Flock
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

An American writer on why she documented the desires and disillusionments of marriage in Mumbai.

The Past is Present
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Fellows from the Godrej Culture Lab Leadership Programme examine the role and relevance of Urdu in contemporary culture

The Pages of History
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

How an American architect built a formidable collection of books about Mumbai’s storied past

How To Make An Exhibition
Tue, May 29, 2018

A recent book documenting the landmark 2013 exhibition ‘Aesthetic Bind’ is as much a catalogue as a manual and homage to exhibition-making

Once Upon A Time, A Star
Fri, May 25, 2018

Filmmaker Nag Ashwin on the making of his critically-acclaimed film Mahanati and the lasting allure of screen legend, Savitri.