Poonam Saxena

Poonam Saxena has been a journalist for almost twenty years, first as a freelancer and then as features editor with newspapers such as The Asian Age. Poonam launched The Hindustan Times Sunday magazine, Brunch, in 2004 and edited it for 12 years, making it one of the most popular and best-loved Sunday offerings of any newspaper and also one of Hindustan Times‘ biggest brands. She has now moved to her new role as a National Weekend editor at Hindustan Times, and looks after the special weekend feature pages in the main paper, as well as the longreads section for the digital space. She also wrote a popular TV review column called Small Screen for many years for the HT. She recently translated Gunahon Ka Devta, Hindi literature’s biggest ever bestseller, by Dharamvir Bharati into English. (The translation is titled Chander & Sudha and was published by Penguin Viking and received uniformlyg lowing reviews). She has coauthored filmmaker Karan Johar’s memoir, An Unsuitable Boy (Penguin) which went on to become a runaway bestseller. She is currently working on her new book The Greatest Hindi Stories Ever Told.