Pooja Pillai

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

Articles By Pooja Pillai

Accused of sexual harassment, Subodh Gupta steps down as Goa fest curator, denies charges

#MeToo: Subodh Gupta called the allegations against him — posted on an anonymously-run Instagram account Scene and Herd — “false and fabricated”.

‘You pick up a different thing each time you read The Jungle Book’

English actor Andy Serkis on his directorial debut Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, the complexity of Rudyard Kipling and the world of talking animals

I would buy them all over again: Gallerist Amrita Jhaveri

As works from her collection go under the hammer, collector and gallerist Amrita Jhaveri talks about her practice of collecting and the post-boom rationalisation of the contemporary Indian art market.

‘I treat every reader as a child’

Author-environmentalist Nagesh Hegde, the 2018 Big Little Book Award winner, on writing for children and its rewards.

‘Writing is an act of flagrant manipulation’

Author Lionel Shriver on creating unattractive characters, being unapologetic about her political views, and #MeToo.

To Build a Dream

Scenes of startling beauty and pathos punctuate this story shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Writing poetry is a sort of sadhana: Jayanta Mahapatra

Jayanta Mahapatra, who was Poet Laureate at the Tata Literature Live! Festival in Mumbai this year, on what it takes to write poetry, looking back at home for inspiration and how physics taught him brevity.

Sort of increasing hostility in the air: Poet Jayanta Mahapatra

Mahapatra had received Padma Shri in 2009.

T M Krishna: ‘I want to thank Sonal Mansingh for writing that piece’

Krishna, who will be singing in the capital Saturday on the invitation of the Delhi government, said he was thankful to the government of Delhi for stepping in

Earth to Earth

Confrontations with the inevitability of death shape the works in Yardena Kurulkar’s show in Mumbai

‘An artist is always questioning his choices’

Pioneering German video artist Marcel Odenbach on his collage-like approach to art he creates and why learning to kill the image you love is important.

Music on My Palette

A Mumbai exhibition revisits the works of the late modern artist Mohan Samant — the forgotten among the Bombay Progressives.

#MeToo movement: Riyas Komu accused of misconduct, apologises

The allegation, made by an art world professional, was shared on the anonymously-run Instagram account ‘Scene and Herd’ late October 16. In the post, the woman described being pushed against a wall and kissed by the artist.

#MeToo movement: Jatin Das accused of harassment, artist denies

In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, Bora accused Das of forcing himself on her when she visited his studio in Khidki Village in 2004, after she had spent a day working for him at his home in Asiad Village.

The Call of the Sprawl

An exhibition of photographs highlights the urgent crisis of space and resources in Mumbai’s suburbs.

Expanding the Horizons

In its third edition, the Seredipity festival aims to break down the silos separating artistic disciplines

What the chef recommends

Despite the fact that the Mumbai upper crust’s demographic composition imposes unique restrictions on culinary experimentation, Wasabi by Masaharu Morimoto has remained a fixture in the fine dining scene in the city

The Call of the City

In the first show at its new location, Jhaveri Contemporary engages with Mumbai and its layered history.

The Body Electric

Romanian artist Radu Oreian’s paintings show his attempt to arrive at a unified vision of body and soul

Draw Me into Your World

The personal is political in Ratheesh T’s paintings, that are a part of his ongoing second solo show in Mumbai.