Tavishi Paitandy Rastogi

Tavishi is the Editor of HT Cafe. In her 11 years with HT, she has worked with Brunch, the Sunday magazine, and written extensively on entertainment and lifestyle.

Articles by Tavishi Paitandy Rastogi

HTLS 2017: I live a boring life, but journalists make it interesting, says Salman Khan

Hindi film superstar Salman Khan, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, says he has been misunderstood for 30 years.
Hindi film superstar and philanthropist Salman Khan in conversation with Shekhar Gupta, chairman and editor-in-chief, The Print, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT)
Hindi film superstar and philanthropist Salman Khan in conversation with Shekhar Gupta, chairman and editor-in-chief, The Print, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT)
Updated on Nov 30, 2017 09:21 PM IST
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Amitabh Bachchan enthrals all with his ready wit and humour on HTLS Day 1

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was at his wittiest best during an interaction with filmmaker Karan Johar at the final session on Day 1 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2016 in Delhi on Friday, when he spoke to a full house not just about films and writers being the “real heroes” in movies, but also got off his seat to greet a woman member of the audience.
Amitabh Bachchan in conversation with Karan Johar during Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace, New Delhi, on Friday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)
Amitabh Bachchan in conversation with Karan Johar during Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Taj Palace, New Delhi, on Friday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2016 12:35 AM IST
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Happy Birthday Lata Mangeshkar: 20 songs from her personal playlist

As legendary Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar turns 86 on Monday, we bring 20 songs from her personal playlist that she shared with Hindustan Times magazine, Brunch.
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Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar turns 86 on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 28, 2015 11:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Sethuraman, Afsana Ahmed and Tavishi Paitandy Rastogi, New Delhi

I'm not in politics and not going there again: Amitabh Bachchan

While reaffirming that he is not political, veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan says he doesn’t take decisions about whom to meet depending on their political affiliation. He also discusses film promotions, and why he remains guarded.
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Updated on Jan 18, 2015 11:54 AM IST
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When did I ever hide anything about my life? Anushka Sharma on Virat Kohli

She doesn’t waste reams of newsprint eulogising her love for alleged boyfriend Virat Kohli. Yet, she is bold enough to face the cameras as she cheers for him from the stands. Everything she does, or doesn’t do, makes news. Here's an exclusive interview.
Updated on Nov 17, 2014 02:21 AM IST
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My acting gets me appreciation. But yes, maybe I don't get the 'rates': Kay Kay Menon

Despite great performances in Sarkar, Life...In A Metro and Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi, Kay Kay Menon is one of our most underrated actors. But he says he's happy to just act and let his perfomance speak, rather than blow the trumpet.
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Updated on Sep 20, 2014 06:50 PM IST
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Meet the Ittarati: The scent of nawabs has a new whiff

Ittar or attar is no longer about traditional strong fragrance. Today, it is being made to suit the modern world. The result is a fragrance that lingers on.
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Updated on Sep 06, 2014 07:11 PM IST
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Social media is full of cowards: Sonam Kapoor

Her refreshing frankness stands out in an industry where most stars like to play safe. Outspoken and honest, Sonam Kapoor says she gets bad press every time she opens her mouth.
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Updated on Aug 03, 2014 02:00 PM IST
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Tanishaa Mukerji: Kajol's kid sister grows up

After a forgettable debut, Tanishaa's career was all but over till Bigg Boss Season 7 happened. Now, she is back on TV as a comedy show judge. But can she make an impression?
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Updated on May 04, 2014 11:33 AM IST
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Five ways to better your work-life balance

They will seem impossible to begin with but in time and with practice, these tips won't be hard to follow. Here's a simple guide to living a fuller life.
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Updated on Apr 20, 2014 05:40 PM IST
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I fought hard for the moustache, says Rangrasiya star Ashish Sharma

Romantic heroes are clean shaven or so the producers of new serial believed. But Ashish Sharma, the hot new hunk from Rangrasiya, always believed this character had to have a 'mooch' and had his way.
Updated on Mar 01, 2014 06:15 PM IST
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No longer a stereotype: how reel villains turned real

There is something strange about the bad men and women of today. They connive, manipulate and kill. They unnerve, and yet fascinate. It could be Prakash Raj in Singham or Supriya Pathak in Ram Leela. You hate them but can't get them out of your head. What is most intriguing is that the villain of today is alarmingly real.
Updated on Feb 02, 2014 12:22 PM IST
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Life beyond boardrooms: India’s top women bankers

We have all seen them clinch big deals. Now find out how India’s women bankers -- Chanda Kochhar, Naina Lal Kidwai, Shikha Sharma, Vijaylakshmi Iyer, Kalpana Morparia and Kaku Nakhate – manage their ‘normal’ lives.
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Updated on Feb 24, 2014 05:25 PM IST
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Bollywood actors and actresses to watch out for

Every year is about the people (and things) that make it fabulous. And so, in our year-end issue, we always look forward to who’s going to make it big next year. We ask a jury of experts to suggest names in Bollywood that will hit the jackpot.
Updated on Dec 31, 2013 12:08 PM IST
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How do you cope with the strain of planning a wedding?

Making a lifetime commitment is stressful enough. How do you cope with the strain of planning a wedding?
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Updated on Nov 16, 2013 04:28 PM IST
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Get rid of your sugar craving

Can’t do without sweets? Maybe it’s time to stop giving in to your sugar craving. “The truth is that we can survive on a sugar-free diet because all the sugar that our bodies need is present in the carbs and the natural sweets we eat every day,” says Dr Rekha Sharma.
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Updated on Nov 09, 2013 05:08 PM IST
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24 director Abhinay Deo refuses to dumb down content for TV

Director Abhinay Deo says 24 is just the begining of a new generation of TV shows, writes Tavishi Paitandy Rastogi.
Updated on Nov 09, 2013 05:16 PM IST
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Siddharth Malhotra: I miss the Punjabi Diwali of Delhi!

Diwali meant unending ‘patakebaazi’ with my cousins and staying out of the house till the wee hours,” says actor Siddharth Malhotra who spent 22 years of his life in Delhi, his home.
Updated on Oct 26, 2013 06:56 PM IST
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Past, Present, Future

The first experience of something, anything, has the power to break the mould, open your eyes and change your perspective. There is truly nothing quite like the first time. No love like first love and of course
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Updated on Oct 19, 2013 05:24 PM IST
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They called me plain Jane: Deepika Padukone

Once dismissed as ‘ordinary,’ Deepika Padukone has blossomed into a beautiful, talented, super successful star. But her middle-class upbringing ensures that she remains almost unnervingly grounded.
Updated on Oct 13, 2013 03:30 PM IST
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Nimrat Kaur: I am living my dream

Though thrilled with the success of The Lunch Box, Delhi girl Nimrat Kaur is upset that the film is not going to the Oscars. "It's like a beautiful dream and the best part is that I am living my dream. It just couldn’t get any better," she says, about the film.
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Updated on Sep 28, 2013 05:57 PM IST
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Why daddy can’t be your buddy

As a parent, there must be a power differential with your children.
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Updated on Sep 21, 2013 06:19 PM IST
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Happy birthday, Lata Mangeshkar: Here's the bouquet of her great Bollywood playlist

On her 85th birthday we revist the best Hindi film songs of all time selected by Lata Mangeshkar (and Asha Bhosle). The legends list their favourites out of the thousands of numbers they've sung. Listen in on a century of great film music with us!
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Updated on Sep 28, 2014 12:21 PM IST
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Films to look forward to

Can’t wait to watch
Updated on Jul 27, 2013 05:35 PM IST
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Brunch Opinion: Irrfan and I

Irrfan and I by Tavishi Paitandy Rastogi Hot all right, but I didn’t think Irrfan would be fun. He seems so intimidating on screen.
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Updated on Mar 30, 2013 06:34 PM IST
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Cover story: Life of Irrfan

He is Hindi cinema’s best known name in Hollywood. And with the National Award for Paan Singh Tomar under his belt, Irrfan is pushing new boundaries
Updated on Apr 01, 2013 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByTavishi Paitandy Rastogi, Photographs by Natasha Hemrajani

Are you too clingy?

Couplehood doesn’t mean you’re joined at the hip. Sounds insensitive? Maybe, but these days, the most common cause of relationships rupturing is that one partner is too clingy. Time to get real about romance
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Updated on Mar 09, 2013 08:02 PM IST
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Anushka Sharma: bold, brash, bindaas

She calls herself carefree, a loose canon. She hates to plan or wait for anything. From modelling to films to endorsements, do-it-now is her mantra...
Updated on Feb 04, 2013 04:42 PM IST
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Bollywood's Mooch Operators

Traditionally the Bollywood cop has been the butt of many a joke. Our reel cops generally arrived late at the crime scene, were caricatured, sported weird hairdos (imagine Amitabh Bachchan or Mithun Chakraborty of the 1980s with shoulder-length hair), wielded a baton and danced around trees.
Updated on Dec 15, 2012 06:45 PM IST
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Personal Agenda: Ali Zafar, Singer/actor

Get to know the other side of Ali Zafar as we get up, close and personal with him!
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Updated on Nov 17, 2012 04:32 PM IST
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