Tavleen Singh

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Tavleen Singh
Tavleen Singh - India Economic Summit 2011.jpg
Native name तवलीन सिंह
Born 1950 (age 65–66)
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India
Occupation Author and Columnist
Nationality Indian

Salman Taseer - 1980[1]

Currently lives in with Ajit Gulabchand [2]
Children Aatish Taseer

Tavleen Singh (Hindi: तवलीन सिंह) is an Indian columnist, political reporter and writer.


Singh was born in Mussoorie in 1950 in a Sikh family.[3] She studied at the Welham Girls School. She did a short-term Journalism course from the New Delhi Polytechnic in 1969. She graduated from St. Bede's College, Shimla.

She completed her education in India and started her career with a reporting job at the Evening Mail, Slough (England), where she worked and trained for two and a half years under the Westminster Press/Thompson training scheme.

Singh returned to India in 1974 to work with The Statesman as a reporter. She joined The Telegraph as a Special Correspondent in 1982. In 1985 and also in 1987 she became the South Asia correspondent of the Sunday Times, London.

Subsequently she became a freelancer and started writing for India Today and The Indian Express.

In 1990 she began her stint with television by heading Plus Channel's Delhi bureau. Singh presented two video magazines called People Plus and Business Plus. She has done Ek Din Ek Jeevan, a Hindi weekly programme for STAR Plus.[when?], she is with The Indian Express and The Hitavada. She writes a weekly column for them, on Sundays.[4]

Tavleen has a son named Aatish Taseer with late Pakistani politician Salman Taseer with whom she had an affair.[1]


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