IAS officer Tina Dabi is on a reading spree. Going by her Instagram posts, Tina is not only reading books but also writing little reviews about the same.
In her first Instagram post after filing for divorce from her IAS husband Athar Khan, Dabi shared excerpts from books and her review in handwritten notes. The caption of the post reads: “This is a late post. I read a lot of books over the past couple of months. I have penned my thoughts on a few in this post. I have included excerpts that I found the best. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.”
Her handwritten note reviewing ‘A Gentlemen in Moscow’ mentioned that she would give the book a 10/10 rating.
Tina also mentioned that she has read Devdutt Pattanaik’s ‘My Hanuman Chalisa’ and she went on to say, “Everytime I experience negativity in the world, and in myself, everytime I encounter jealousy, rage and frustration…I hear, read, the Hanuman Chalisa…. As verse follows verse, my frightened, crumpled mind begins to expand with knowledge and insight, and my faith in humanity both within and without is restored.”
Tina Dabi, the topper of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination’s 2015 batch and her husband, IAS Athar Khan filed for divorce with mutual consent in a family court in Jaipur.
The couple had tied the knot in an idyllic ceremony in the picturesque Kashmir Valley in 2018.
Tina and Athar are believed to have become close to each other during their training period. Both are officers of the Rajasthan cadre and are currently posted in Jaipur.
The duo’s marriage had grabbed eyeballs sometime ago after Dabi had removed ‘Khan’ from her surname on social media. Around the same time, Athar too had unfollowed Tina on Instagram.
Tina Dabi and Athar Khan’s marriage had hit the headlines as the duo had received both accolades and criticisms for their inter-faith marriage. Their wedding reception was attended by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, the then Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.