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Find out how she covers and critiques films from different eras in her book.  Anupama Chopra of Film Companion takes Tara and Michelle through the sets of some of the biggest blockbusters in film history as they chat about her latest book ‘A Place In My Heart’. How did she get into films? How is she able to review films without biases? What tips and techniques can writers learn from cinema? Tune in to find out! Anupama Chopra is a film critic, journalist and National Award-winning author. She is chairperson of the Film Critics Guild and director of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. She has covered cinema since 1993, across multiple mediums-print, television and digital. She has authored several books, including King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema, which featured on the Editors' Choice list of The New York Times Sunday Book Review and has been translated into German, Indonesian and Polish.'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. We know how important visibility is in this content boom age! We offer book marketing services for books that we feel strongly about. More details here: https://pdfhost.io/v/n12mxMGvL_Bound_Book_Marketing 
Find out the secrets behind researching and writing prehistoric narratives. Tony shares why he decided to write this book and where he found pre-historic sources during his research. Tara is a huge prehistory buff! Michelle loves how he combines history with genetics, and other fields like archaeology, linguistics, and philology. What era would Tony like to  go to? What does migration have to do with our ancestry? What does it really mean to be “Indian”? Tune in to find out! Tony Joseph, former editor of Businessworld, has been a columnist and contributor to leading newspapers and magazines.'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. If you want to write exceptional non-fiction, Tara has a few mentorship slots available for this year. Email her at tarakhandelwal489@gmail.com with your ideas and what you are looking for. 
Find out how she walked through Kabul for 8 years for her part-memoir and part-travel guide. Taran shares how she picked the angle of being a flaneur - someone who explores a place on foot - for her book, Shadow City. And how she navigated the streets as an Indian woman. Tara loves women's travel accounts! Michelle loves how the book covers interesting details about Persian culture, music and poetry. Did she face restrictions as a woman traveller? How different is Kabul from an Indian city? Why does Taran write about libraries and graveyards? Tune in to find out! Taran N. Khan is a journalist and author based in Mumbai. Her works have been widely published in India and internationally, including in Guernica, Al Jazeera, the Caravan and Himal Southasian. Her writing has also received support from the MacDowell fellowship, the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature, and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, among others. From 2006 to 2013, Khan spent long periods living and working in Kabul. 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. If you want to write exceptional non-fiction, Tara has a few mentorship slots available for this year. Email her at tarakhandelwal489@gmail.com with your ideas and what you are looking for. 
Find out why we love stories of serial killers and con artists. Check out the video version on YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/UyQiH-Ota6ITara and Michelle finally meet in person to dissect why villains and antagonists have grown in popularity across fiction, nonfiction, books, movies and podcasts. Michelle wants to understand the motivations of serial killers. Tara is inspired by con men and women! Who are their favourite villains? How has the representation changed over time? Why are they so irresistible? Tune in to find out! Tara Khandelwal is an editor and the founder of Bound. Michelle D’costa’s poetry and prose has been published in over 50 literary journals. 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. 
Find out how she reimagines the urban legends from India’s college campuses in her short story collection. Chandrima tells Tara and Michelle why she loves the genre of horror and how she is influenced by folklore and Stephen King. She shares her journey from self-publishing to being commissioned to write a horror short story collection. What makes a good horror story? How did she research and unpack these urban legends? What is her deepest darkest fear? Tune in for some great horror writing tips and book / podcast recommendations. BONUS: A horror special section where Chandrima and Aishwarya Javalgekar (host of The Book People and editor of this book) dissect the horror genre together. Chandrima Das has a B.Tech in Computer Science from NIT Durgapur and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. After a decade-long career in management consulting, she followed her passion for writing. Her digital debut The Talking Dead was a bestseller in the horror category. She's performed live at storytelling events with Tall Tales and Kommune, and was published in The Best Of Tall Tales. 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. Let's create a podcast together! Pitch your idea to Aishwarya, our Head of Content and Podcasts. Email your podcast concept, category/genre, type and duration, any similar podcasts and what sets your idea apart to aishwarya.boundindia@gmail.com. 
Find out how she covers contemporary Pakistan in her debut short story collection. Mira shares why she is fascinated by identity and how regular people live their lives in Pakistan. Tara and Michelle love how she moved from one character to another with finesse. Michelle’s favourite character is Marianne, the American diplomat who lives a secret life in Pakistan. Did Mira write 30 drafts to get this character right? How did Mohsin Hamid blurb the book? What is she working on next? Tune in to find out! Mira Sethi is an actor and a writer. She grew up in Lahore and attended Wellesley College, after which Sethi worked as a books editor at The Wall Street Journal. Sethi regularly appears in mainstream Pakistani drama series on television. She lives in Lahore, Karachi, and San Francisco.'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. Let's create a podcast together! Pitch your idea to Aishwarya, our Head of Content and Podcasts. Email your podcast concept, category/genre, type and duration, any similar podcasts and what sets your idea apart to aishwarya.boundindia@gmail.com.  
Find out how he decodes Indian cooking habits and recipes with food science. Krish shares how he spoke to different people from food scientists to grandmothers for his book, Masala Lab. He busts the most popular myths around food and nutrition. What is the science behind our oldest food recipes? Why are pressure cookers scary? Do we really need to avoid microwaves? Is healthy eating a lie? Tune in to find out!Krish Ashok is not a chef but cooks daily. He is not a scientist, but he can explain science with easy-to-understand clarity. He trained to be an electronic engineer but is now a software engineer. He learnt to cook from the women in his family, who can make the perfectly fluffy idli without lecturing people on lactobacilli and pH levels. When he is not cooking, he's usually playing subversive music on the violin or cello. 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. 
Find out how she turns herself into a 5 year old to write children's books. Sudha Murty talks about her writing journey and why she has opened so many libraries throughout India.Why is it important for children to develop a reading habit? Have her grandchildren inspired her books? Will she go digital? Catch Tara and Michelle relive their childhoods and get lots of tips on writing for children. Includes fan questions as well! Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fictional pieces, and four books for children. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages. Sudha Murty was the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006, and the Attimabbe Award from the government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011.'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. 
Tara and Michelle discuss what migration means to them and what kind of stories are missing from the migration narrative. From partition to season migrants, from traveling abroad for higher education to migrating to the Gulf, the typical migration story focuses on moving to another place for a better life and how difficult it is to make it there. Does every migration story focus on struggle? What are the stories and experiences left unrepresented? Who are the best people to tell these stories? Can we change the way we see migration? Tune in for a riveting conversation!Have you read these famous migration stories?The Namesake by Jhumpa LahiriAmericanah by Chimamanda AdichieThe Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev SahotaTara Khandelwal is an editor and the founder of Bound. Michelle D’costa’s poetry and prose has been published in over 50 literary journals. 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Follow us @boundindia on all social media. 
Find out what it means to write a ‘feminist romance’ and what differentiates it from a typical romance novel. Tara and Michelle chat with Riva about why she set her debut novel ‘Arzu’ in the 90s liberalization era and explored the socio-economic backgrounds of her characters. Riva explains why she wanted to explore the mind of a ‘working woman’ and what kind of research was required to get the nuances of the story. Why does she call her book a feminist romance? How did she come up with the three love interests? And has her background in films influenced her writing? Dive into the glitzy glam world of industrialists, foreign education, journalism, parties and more. Riva Razdan is a recent graduate of New York University, where she studied under novelists Tishani Doshi (The Pleasure Seekers) and Miguel Syjuco (Ilustrado). She has studied storytelling in Paris, Florence, Abu Dhabi and New York. She currently resides in Mumbai and is a screenwriter for Anil Kapoor Films. Read her book. 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Brought to you by Bound.This episode has 2 questions sponsored by Penguin Random House India. Check out their 2 recent releases: Tell Me How To Be by Neel PatelKarnali Blues by BuddhisagarOur mentorship offer ends on March 1st 2022. Use the code BOUNDMENTEE2022 to get a 10% discount on our three month mentorship program. 
Find out how she became an expert of romance and relationships through her romance books and podcast. Tara and Michelle chat with Aastha about why India and Bollywood are obsessed with love! Aastha shares her experience of creating the Love Aaj Kal podcast and why she decided to write a dating guide, ‘The L-word’. Has the dating scene changed drastically since the 90s?  How did she finish writing the book in a month? What were the reactions of love birds on reading her book? Tune in to find out! Aastha Atray Banan has been a journalist for 19 years and is currently the editor of Sunday Midday. She has previously published four romance fiction books, and this is her first non-fiction. Aastha wears many more hats other than being a writer; she has a hit podcast 'Love Aaj Kal' on Spotify India which deals with relationships and love and has also written and released four original songs. Read her book: https://www.amazon.in/L-word-Love-Lust-Everything-Between/dp/9354224768/ 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Brought to you by Bound. Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ We have limited mentorship slots open! Use the discount code BOUNDMENTEE2022 to get a 10% discount on our 3 month mentorship program. Offer ends on March 1st 2022.
Find out how she presents the experiences and rigorous training that women go through in her latest army book.In this Editor Special episode, Tara chats with Tanushree about her experiences as an ‘army wife’ and how she developed the characters of Billi, Lakme, Shiny and Nutty. Tanushree shares why discipline is such an important part of training in the army. Tara shares her thoughts while editing Tanushree’s book and they discuss the dynamics of the writer-editor relationship.Soon to be a major web series!Born in New Delhi, Tanushree Podder worked in the corporate sector for eight long years before she quit the rat race to write. Over the years, she has penned eleven novels. Two of her books, Boots Belts Berets and The Girls in Green are soon going to be adapted into web series. She lives with her husband in Pune. Read her book: https://www.amazon.in/Girls-Green-Soon-major-web/dp/9390252814'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Brought to you by Bound. Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ We have limited mentorship slots open! Use the discount code BOUNDMENTEE2022 to get a 10% discount on our three month mentorship program. Offer ends on March 1st 2022. More details here: https://boundindia.com/events/writing-mentorship/ 
Find out why she decided to explore male friendship and class differences in her debut novel.Tara and Michelle chat with Shivani about how she chose the title ‘Equations’ and the challenge of diving into the minds of male characters. She shares her experience of growing up around literary women like Namita Gokhale and Meru Gokhale. Does Indian fiction need more stories about class? How did she finish this book by writing 200 words a day? Tune in to find out. Mentions:City of Djinns by William DalrympleThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniIndia: A Portrait by Patrick FrenchCaste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel WilkersonCaste Matters by Yengde SurajA Rude Life by Vir SanghviThe Harper HouseShivani Sibal was born and brought up in New Delhi, where she continues to live with her husband and daughters. Read her book: https://www.amazon.in/Equations-Shivani-Sibal/dp/9354227570 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Brought to you by Bound. Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ We have limited mentorship slots open! Use the discount code BOUNDMENTEE2022 to get a 10% discount on our three month mentorship program. Offer ends on March 1st 2022. More details here: https://boundindia.com/events/writing-mentorship/ 
Find out how she sheds light on the lost stories of extraordinary women in medicine in her non-fiction book. Tara and Michelle chat with Kavitha Rao about her research process -  piecing together information through letters and memoirs - and how she chose which women to feature in the book. They discuss the role of sensitivity readers and why writing nonfiction is so expensive. Why did she decide to write this book? Which women doctors inspired her the most? Why is she obsessed with publishing? Tune in to find out. Book Mentions:Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong by Angela SainiRivers Remember: The Shocking Truth of a Manmade Flood by Krupa GeThe Queen's Last Salute by Moupia BasuStet: An Editor's Life by Diana AthillAnother Life: A Memoir of Other People by Michael KordaThe Bestseller by Olivia GoldsmithListen to Me by Shashi DeshpandeKavitha Rao is a freelance journalist and writer. She lives in Bengaluru. Kavitha has spoken at numerous literary fests, including The Times Lit Fest in Bengaluru, the Tata Lit Fest in Mumbai, and the Kasauli Lit Fest. She has also taught journalism at several colleges including the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore, Sophia College in Mumbai, and the Times College of Journalism in Mumbai. Read her book: https://www.amazon.in/Lady-Doctors-Untold-Stories-Medicine/dp/9390679052/'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Brought to you by Bound. Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ We have limited mentorship slots open! Use the discount code BOUNDMENTEE2022 to get a 10% discount on our three month mentorship program. Offer ends on March 1st 2022. More details here: https://boundindia.com/events/writing-mentorship/ 
Find out how he revolutionizes the way we write about the environment, starting with the story of the nutmeg!In this special episode, Tara and Michelle dissect the work of award-winning author Amitav Ghosh and chat with him about his latest book “The Nutmeg’s Curse”. Amitav Ghosh says, “climate change is a form of ecological violence.” He shares his research process and his inspirations: from Mahasweta Devi to Herman Melville. How is writing about climate change different in fiction and nonfiction? How did Tara meet Amitav when she was 13 years old? What is he writing about next? Tune in to meet the man behind the legend! Indian authors who write about nature and the environment:Jahnavi BaruaShubhangi SwaroopJanaki LeninSumana Roy Hansda Sowvendra ShekharAmitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. He studied at the universities of Delhi and Oxford, has taught at a number of institutions and written for many magazines. The first novel in the Ibis trilogy, Sea of Poppies, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008. In 2015, Amitav Ghosh was named as a finalist of the Man Booker International Prize. Read his latest book: https://www.amazon.in/Nutmegs-Curse-Amitav-Ghosh/dp/1529369436'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Brought to you by Bound. Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ Join our Whatsapp communities:PodSquad: https://chat.whatsapp.com/H853OktwN6X0tx4o6aBOTQ Writers’ Circle:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/GR7577Xfx9s6kv0JzcDVGF  
Find out how women are represented in Indian books and films today. Kick off season 4 with a deep dive into gender and representation with Tara and Michelle! They share their favourite books and movies, and discuss what is considered problematic and what is considered inclusive today. Do our childhood favourites like Harry Potter stand the test of time? Can authors create believable characters of the opposite gender? How relevant is the Bechdel Test today? The Bechdel Test was created by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel in 1985. A book / film needs to have 3 things to pass the Bechdel Test:There are at least two women charactersThese women talk to each otherThey discuss something other than a manDo your favourite books and movies pass this test?BONUS SEGMENT: A chat with one of our biggest fans, Surabhi Geetey! 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Brought to you by Bound. Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ Tara Khandelwal is an editor and the founder of Bound. Michelle D’costa’s poetry and prose has been published in over 50 literary journals. Join our Whatsapp communities:PodSquad: https://chat.whatsapp.com/H853OktwN6X0tx4o6aBOTQ Writers' Circle:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/GR7577Xfx9s6kv0JzcDVGF
Tara and Michelle reconnect with Manu Pillai about writing and publishing his latest book, ‘False Allies’ during the pandemic. Manu explains how and why he used Raja Ravi Varma’s art to direct his research. And how this book is structured much differently than his previous works. He takes Tara and Michelle deep into the world of empowerment and political intrigue with the story of Jamnabai. Were Indian royals (especially women) as easily manipulated by the British as we thought? Did the pandemic affect his writing? Should Manu start his own podcast? Tune in to join these discussions and more!Book Mentions:Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh by Shrayana BhattacharyaThe Begum and the Dastan by Tarana Husain KhanThe Nutmeg’s Curse by Amitav GhoshThe Last Queen by Chitra Banerjee DivakaruniFor a more in-depth conversation about Manu’s writing process and previous books, tune in to Episode 1.1. Manu S. Pillai is the author of the critically acclaimed The Ivory Throne (2015), Rebel Sultans (2018) and The Courtesan, the Mahatma and the Italian Brahmin (2019). Formerly chief of staff to Shashi Tharoor MP, he is also a winner of the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar (2017). His essays and writings on history have appeared in Mint Lounge, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Open, New Statesman and other publications. Read his latest book: https://www.amazon.in/FALSE-ALLIES-Indias-Maharajahs-Varma/dp/9391165893'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Now trending in 27 countries! Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ 
In this season finale, Tara and Michelle talk about cancel culture, trigger warnings, and their favourite season 3 episodes.From Lolita to Friends to Harry Potter, Tara and Michelle discuss the question of problematic stories and their implications in today’s society. They talk about their favourite childhood stories (P.S. they involve animals) and the importance of telling and highlighting untold stories. Why has sensitivity reading become important? Does political correctness hamper creativity? Can art be separated from the artist? Tune in as we tackle these tough questions and many more! We’re creating a community of podcast lovers in India! Click here to join the #PodSquad: https://chat.whatsapp.com/H853OktwN6X0tx4o6aBOTQ 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Now trending in 12 countries! Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ Tara Khandelwal is an editor and the founder of Bound. Check out her latest newsletter - https://tara489.substack.com Michelle D’costa’s poetry and prose has been published in over 50 literary journals. Check out her latest newsletter - https://michelledcosta.substack.com/ 
Find out how she explores masculinity in India through the coming of age story of 3 brothers in her book, ‘The Anger of Saintly Men’.Anubha shares how she came up with the idea of writing about the tale of three brothers in Haryana and how it was challenging to write a fiction book that comments on caste and sexuality in India. Michelle loves how she uses Mahatma Gandhi to show the contradiction in male gender norms. Tara loves the experimental structure of the book. Why did she decide to write a story from the male perspective? How did she write the difficult scenes in her book? Was Hindi an important part of the book? Tune in to find out!We’re creating a community of podcast lovers in India! Click here to join the #PodSquad: https://chat.whatsapp.com/H853OktwN6X0tx4o6aBOTQ Anubha Yadav is a writer, academic, film-maker based in New Delhi, India. She teaches media studies at Delhi University. When not in a classroom, she would rather write stories. ‘The Anger of Saintly Men’ is her second book. Find the book here: https://www.amazon.in/Anger-Saintly-Anubha-Yadav-Fiction/dp/8194511313/'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Now trending in 12 countries! Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ 
Find out how she brings animal science and wildlife conversation to life in her latest book, ‘Every Creature Has a Story’.Janaki talks about how she accidentally got into wildlife research and how she wrote the book to bring the wilderness stories into people’s homes. She talks about her relationship with an editor and how a great editor can push a writer to develop their craft. Tara loves finding out so many facts about animals that she didn’t know before. Michelle thinks it’s important to talk about wildlife conservation, since she also lives near mangroves in Mumbai. They talk about the fascinating giraffes, octopi and other We’re creating a community of podcast lovers in India! Click here to join the #PodSquad: https://chat.whatsapp.com/H853OktwN6X0tx4o6aBOTQ Contest Alert! Follow us @boundindia and DM us on Instagram with the name of your favourite podcast to get a half an hour session with Tara.A city girl gone feral, Janaki Lenin is the author of two volumes of My Husband and Other Animals. Her latest is Every Creature Has a Story. She writes on a wide range of wildlife and conservation subjects for newspapers and magazines. She and her human partner share their home on the outskirts of Mysore with numerous pets and free-ranging wild creatures.Find the book here: https://www.amazon.in/Every-Creature-Has-Story-Behaviour/dp/9353578604/'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick. Now trending in 12 countries! Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ 
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Neha Goyal Gupta

very informative...thanks for your work Tara and Michelle....love you guys...God bless you!

Oct 25th
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KALYAN REDDY

really enjoyable informative and realizebul

Jan 3rd
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