Poulomi Banerjee is assistant editor at Hindustan Times.A journalist with over a decade’s experience, Poulomi has reported on varied subject, but human rights and gender issues are her preferred areas of work
Articles by Poulomi Banerjee
If you’re battling anxiety (and who isn’t), or finding it harder to get out of bed every day, reach out to a friend or an expert.
Heading to the market to stock up on essentials has become anxiety-inducing, time-consuming, and also the only outing most of us get.
Travel and food writer Ayandrali Dutta had been checking in on her elderly neighbours even before the lockdown, and has realised that the concern and care work both ways.
Dating apps have seen more people log on, and the conversations between them stretch out. In these difficult times, be kind, gentle and positive, but don’t become too attached or clingy.
As stocks dip, shelves empty and time drags during the lockdown, more people are doing the same. #HomemadeBread has been trending on social media, with people sharing pictures, recipes and anecdotes.
Instagram is also a good place to record your notes from these weeks lived in isolation. Here’s how you can start to improve the frame.
As the hit show makes a return, the makers recall people performing an aarti in front of TV sets every Sunday.
Schools are closing. People are working from home. Travel plans are being cancelled and meetings - professional and personal - are being put on hold. As COVID-19 pushes us to a life of social seclusion, a look at what this lifestyle change means for us
Hindustan Times | ByPoulomi Banerjee and Natasha Rego
From your hands to your face, and then your blood stream - the possible way of being infected
In a world increasingly attempting to erase past inequalities and discriminations, words must communicate intent as much as ideas. On Zero Discrimination Day (March 1), a look at some commonly used words, phrases and expressions which are discriminatory and offensive.
In Bollywood today, every hit is the beginning of a new franchise. And 2020 is the year when the trend seems set to peak
How the ‘airport look’ became a celeb style statement.
Overshadowed by her sisters’ literary fame, Anne Brontë is now regarded as a feminist writer by many
Battling disease, checking pollution, protecting global biodiversity... a checklist of targets to be met by the coming year
While most of us think of turkey as imported meat, there are farms breeding it in India
A new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, brings back the tale of the beloved March sisters
December is Read A New Book Month. But new can be old, if there is a classic or celebrated work that’s been lying neglected on your bookshelf for years. Ten writers tell us about the books they have yet to finish
Skirt suits, formal trousers, dresses, tunics and kurtas with pants or jeans and a T-shirt... as many offices relax their norms and designers and brands go all out to woo their customers, the Indian working woman’s wardrobe is an eclectic mix of styles
You can worry about your receding hairline like Ayushmann Khurrana in the recently-released Bala. Hide under a cap or a wig. Or you can show the courage he finally did, to own your clean pate. All you need is a measure of confidence!
Sunita Aron questions the ethics of forming coalitions, when arch enemies join hands only to be able to form governments, or declared ideologies are compromised to be able to win more seats
A recent study might be able to explain why
“For decades the economics department at Presidency was outstanding, unlike anything that existed anywhere in India,” says Anjan Mukherji, a former professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | ByJoydeep Thakur and Poulomi Banerjee
You can choose from a variety of shapewear which can give you a fit, toned look
Whether you’re taking a long walk around the city or a leisurely stroll after dinner, here are a few tips to follow to make sure you stay hydrated
Does tea mean a beverage to you, and snack a light bite? You need to upgrade your vocabulary. Stop being basic, learn some Gen Z slang for a lit experience.
Anuja Chauhan’s debut novel, The Zoya Factor, is now a film ready for release. The writer talks about the book-to-screen transition
As The Angry Birds Movie 2 is released in India, a look at our fascination with the game that introduced us to this colourful brood of birds, and their arch enemies, the pigs
It’s National Bow Tie Day (yes, there is such a day). A formal accessory is now a symbol of quirky fashion
In two minds about whether or not to go in for a keratin treatment for your hair? Here’s all you need to know about the therapy that promises to give you smooth, shiny hair
With tailored clothes a rarity and most people buying off the rack, twinning accidentally – at work, or worse, a party – has happened to most of us