Happy Birthday Tahira Kashyap Khurrana: here’s looking back at the time when she started a dialogue with The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman

Maithili Shinde
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Tahira Kashyap Khurrana captured the attention of many with her last book that hit the shelves in October, 2020. Titled The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman, it chronicles her childhood, her journey and experiences, her battle against cancer and other anecdotes.

The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman had generated a positive buzz ever since the announcement about its launch was made. Upon its release, Tahira received a lot of love from her peers on social media. Ayushmann Khurrana, Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Ekta Kapoor, Taapsee Pannu, Neeti Mohan, Anubhav Sinha, Masaba Gupta, Bhumi Pednekar and Shilpa Shetty Kundra, among many other celebrities took to social media to laud Tahira for writing a funny, unabashed and honest book.

The book also struck a chord with the readers as she addressed the realities of everyday life and facing casual sexism with a witty and humourous undertone to it. Within a couple of days of its release, Tahira emerged as the second most searched author on Flipkart with 50 signed copies of the book already been sold out. There are no brownie points for guessing that The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman became a runaway success.

Tahira’s tryst with writing a book does not begin with The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman. Earlier, she has penned books like Cracking the Code: My Journey In Bollywood, Souled Out and I Promise: A Story Of Love And Deceit – all of which received glorious reviews from readers.

Known to be a strong voice for gender equality, she has indeed joined the league of modern feminist writers who are recognised for their vision and breaking the glass ceiling.

Way to go, birthday girl!