Atisha Jain

Atisha Jain

Atisha Jain was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Atisha Jain
A scene from TV Serial Dekh Bhai Dekh. (HT Photo)
A scene from TV Serial Dekh Bhai Dekh. (HT Photo)

My own family was the inspiration behind Dekh Bhai Dekh: Anand Mahendroo

UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2016 11:09 AM IST
Anand Mahendroo talks about Dekh Bhai Dekh and the reasons why it resonated with the audience.

The biggest small screen moments in 2015

By Satarupa Paul and Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2015 07:40 PM IST
We mourned the death (or was it?) of a favourite character, welcomed a desi superstar, switched off our TV sets and logged on to the Web – television in 2015 was fast, furious and utterly addictive.
Sticking it out : Director Pan Nalin with the cast of Angry Indian Goddesses.
Sticking it out : Director Pan Nalin with the cast of Angry Indian Goddesses.

By censoring, we’re only highlighting those issues: Pan Nalin

UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2015 09:22 AM IST
His film about female bonding might have been the toast of the Toronto International Film Festival, but director Pan Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses had to face 16 cuts from the Censor Board, despite being given an A certificate.
A still from Kaushik Ganguly’s Cinemawala, which won him the ICFT-UNESCO Award – the Fellini medal – at the recent 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa, making him the first Indian winner of the award.
A still from Kaushik Ganguly’s Cinemawala, which won him the ICFT-UNESCO Award – the Fellini medal – at the recent 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa, making him the first Indian winner of the award.

I don’t take myself seriously as a filmmaker, says Kaushik Ganguly

UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2015 09:45 AM IST
From writing his first script at 14 to winning the Fellini award at the recent International Film Festival of India, Bengali writer-director Kaushik Ganguly has always been fascinated by the world of movies.
Photo (from left to right): Aditi Singh Sharma (Getty Images); Shilpa Rao (Saumya Khandelwal); Sona Mohapatra.
Photo (from left to right): Aditi Singh Sharma (Getty Images); Shilpa Rao (Saumya Khandelwal); Sona Mohapatra.

Is the sweet, melodious voice slowly going out of fashion?

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2015 08:37 PM IST
Does the shift in female playback singing towards unusual voices and vocal ranges signal the end of the sweet, melodious sound?
Scary story: In Aatma, Bipasha Basu plays a mother protecting her daughter from the ghost of her husband (Nawazuddin Siddiqui)
Scary story: In Aatma, Bipasha Basu plays a mother protecting her daughter from the ghost of her husband (Nawazuddin Siddiqui)

This spook never gets old: The Bollywood horror story

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2015 10:53 AM IST
Hindi horror films are now slick and scary – but they’re haunted by filmmaking challenges.
Two success stories: Shalini Arnugam, (far left) works as a domestic help and is also studying to be an engineer; Shiva Kumar used to sell newspapers before he got into IIM Calcutta. (Photo: V Sathish)
Two success stories: Shalini Arnugam, (far left) works as a domestic help and is also studying to be an engineer; Shiva Kumar used to sell newspapers before he got into IIM Calcutta. (Photo: V Sathish)

The tough get going: 5 Indians who studied their way to success

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2015 02:11 PM IST
They rose above their grim financial circumstances, overcame all sorts of odds and defied stereotypes to top exams, get into IIMs and even pursue a PhD at 15! Here are their incredible stories: of unrelenting struggle and hard work. Are you ready to be inspired?

Nungshi and Tashi Malik on conquering the summits, the two poles and cheating death

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2015 07:55 PM IST
Tashi and Nungshi Malik completed the Grand Slam Explorers, covering the seven highest peaks on the planet and the two poles. But what is it like to undertake an expedition where a wrong move can mean death?

"I would go around telling girls, "Call me Raj, Raj Aryan"," says actor Rajkumar Rao

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2015 02:30 PM IST
Actor Rajkumar Rao talks about his love for mimicking superstars, his theatre days and the love of his life.
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#ManBuns: A hairtrend you might want to follow – or maybe not!

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2015 11:24 AM IST
Instagram and Twitter are full of it. YouTube will teach you how to tie it. Celebrities too have joined the bandwagon. Here's a trend you might want to follow - or maybe not!

Your guide to Haryanvi language

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2015 02:23 PM IST
We have to admit, it took Tanu Weds Manu Returns to make us realise just how super the Haryanvi language is. And so we asked our favourite Jat boys and girls for their favourite phrases. So here’s presenting some swag.
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Meet the newest Indian supermodel, Bhumika Arora

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2015 05:11 PM IST
Heard of Bhumika Arora? No? Pick up an international fashion mag to find out
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Full-disc-image-of-Mars-taken-by-the-Mars-Orbiter-from-an-altitude-of-66-543-km-ISRO

How prepared are the Indians shortlisted for the Mars One project?

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2015 02:39 PM IST
It’ll take true courage to blast off from Earth in the hope of colonising Mars, knowing there will be no return. How prepared are the Indians shortlisted for the Mars One project?

Should you keep tabs on your child's tablet and smartphone use?

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2015 08:50 AM IST
Children spend hours glued to gizmos these days. Should you keep tabs on their tablet and smartphone use or shrug it off as a necessity of the digital age?

Does being in pain make you feel helpless? Try pain management.

Hindustan Times | By Saudamini Jain and Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2015 07:14 PM IST
Pain management, a branch of medical science that seeks only to manage (and treat) pain, is still young in India, but it's a start.
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Here's how to travel the app way!

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2015 11:51 AM IST
Here's how to travel the app way!
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#ReadersSpecial: Deepika Kant, who has cerebral palsy, believes in dreaming big

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2015 02:42 PM IST
#ReadersSpecial: Deepika Kant, who has cerebral palsy, has had to fight society all her life, supported by her family at every step. But she believes in dreaming big.
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Explore the lesser known baolis of Delhi

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2015 02:07 PM IST
Quintessential Dilli, and yet a Dilli that can slip under the radar of popular interest. The Brunch team discovers a slice of their beloved city that’s not often served to those who do not seek!
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Visit the after world of hijras

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2015 02:03 PM IST
Quintessential Dilli, and yet a Dilli that can slip under the radar of popular interest. The Brunch team discovers a slice of their beloved city that’s not often served to those who do not seek!
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Have you tasted this not so usual ‘chaat’?

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2015 01:24 PM IST
Quintessential Dilli, and yet a Dilli that can slip under the radar of popular interest. The Brunch team discovers a slice of their beloved city that’s not often served to those who do not seek!
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When Aamir met Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2014 02:12 AM IST
Khan met Schwarzenegger and went all fanboy on him Friday at the 12th HT Leadership Summit. He said he was a huge fan and loved Schwarzenegger not only for his body, but also for his movies.

The sugar hide-and-seek

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2014 09:19 PM IST
Sugar! It's everywhere. You can't live with it and you can't live without it. Patients of diabetes know sugar is bad and avoid it. But sugar is a carbohydrate – essential for the body. Here’s how to tell the good carbs from the bad.
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Brush up on your Ramayan, the entertaining way

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2014 06:36 PM IST
If you are looking for a short cut to know more about the greatest Hindu epic, here is a list of some animated movies and feature films centred around the Ramayana, recreated in an entertaining manner.
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It's raining cakes and chocolates this Diwali

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2014 06:30 PM IST
Bored with plain laddoos, dry fruits and barfis every Diwali? Yes, they are so last century. Try the new-age Diwali sweets, like MOD's Motichoor Donut, Haagen Dazs' ice-cream mithaai, or Khandani Rajdhani's apple jalebi.
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Farhan-Akhtar

I grew up mimicking Robert De Niro: Farhan Akhtar

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2014 05:23 PM IST
He wrote and directed Dil Chahta Hai, acted and sang in Rock On!!, produced Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, judged Nach Baliye Season 1 and even launched a social campaign called MARD. Brunch interviewed the man with a beautiful smile and a husky voice, Farhan Akhtar.
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I wanted to be a tap dancer: Ruskin Bond

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2014 06:33 PM IST
That the 80-year-old is a favourite childrens' author is a fact universally known. But did you know that Bond is not too fond of pets; that his grandma was a strict Victorian, or that he wishes he had at least one or two love affairs?
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Around the world in 90 days

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2014 12:33 PM IST
The year's almost drawing to a close and suddenly you realise that you are yet to fulfil your resolution to go out and explore the world. But where's the time to decide on the location, you wonder. We have done the job for you. Here's a compilation of international events/festivities to help you plan your holiday around. Take your pick!

Stranger than fiction

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2014 08:23 PM IST
Emraan Hashmi’s Raja Natwarlal is apparently fiction, which is sad because real con men are super. Here’s a run through.
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Demise of the neighbourhood cyber café

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2014 05:13 PM IST
This wasn't a place that served coffee but what it offered had many takers - students, people craving online romance and chatroom wonders. Sadly, with increased access to the web, this trend is dying out.

Monsoon special: it's pouring, pass the grub

Hindustan Times | By Atisha Jain
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2014 04:55 PM IST
Something about the monsoon makes us hungry and self-indulgent. Why fight it? Just dig into the perfect snacks and chai.
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