Both Ayushmann and Tahira know each other for the past 12 years now. As Ayushman said in an interview “I have actually grown up with Tahira.” They met in their high school. They were family friends.They had tuitions together and later pursued master’s degrees in Mass Communication at PU together.
Tahira and Ayushman were in a relationship for a long. The couple later decided to marry legally. Ayushman proposed Tahira and she could not refuse :). They got married in November 2011.
Tahira has done masters in Mass Communication and Journalism from Punjab University. She used to give lectures at Mithibai college, R.D National college and L.S. Raheja College in Mumbai.Tahira is a multi talented girl.She had also started a public relations company.She was the programming head at Big 92.7 (Radio Station). She had also worked as a fitness trainer. These days she is writing a book. She lives in Chandigarh and Mumbai.
Tahira has written a book “I promise”.The story was conceptualised by her when she was nineteen and with support from her theatre group, Manch Tantra, it got staged as a two hour Hindi play in 2002 by the name ‘Socha Na Tha’. The book is published by Pustak Mahal (Rs 125).
I Promise. is a story about a perfectionist. Every job demands the same but who had ever thought of Raghunath, a pyre maker, to be a cynical perfectionist. Each pyre that he made was a masterpiece for him. Every time he built a pyre, his father’s instructions used to run over and over again in his head … The wood should not be soft – checked; it should be dry – checked; it should be seven feet in length and two-and-a-half feet in breadth – checked; the hollow ones separated from the solid and heavy ones – checked; the hay and burning material all ready – checked; ghee – checked.
To know what happened with Raghunath you will have to read the book :).
Tahira Kashyap’s another book, ‘Souled’ Out, is a collection of short stories that are bound by the common thread of emotions along with twists and turns. The book was launched by Ramesh Sippy on October 2012, at Title Waves, the Bookstore. Actor John Abraham read the excerpts.