Poonam Saxena is a journalist, writer and translator. She worked with The Hindustan Times for several years. She launched and edited the HT Sunday magazine, Brunch, for twelve years, before moving on to edit the weekend section. She has written extensively on popular culture, film, television and books. She continues to do a regular column for Hindustan Times, The Way We Were, which looks at our past through Hindi literature and cinema. She translates from Hindi to English and has translated Dharmvir Bharati’s Gunahon ka Devta (Chander & Sudha, Penguin Viking), Rahi Masoom Raza’s Scene : 75 (HarperCollins) and also The Greatest Hindi Stories Ever Told (Aleph). She was the co-author for filmmaker Karan Johar’s memoir, An Unsuitable Boy (Penguin).