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Welcome to India’s no. 1 book podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover the stories behind some of the best written books of our time. From personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys, find out what drives India’s finest authors to pen our favourite reads. And get an editors’ perspective on how these books reflect the true realities of our lives and society. Tune in every Wednesday to enter a whole new world! Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. If you live, eat and breathe books, subscribe to Books and Beyond! Write to us at connect@boundindia.com for collaborations and partnerships.

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    • 3.8 • 153 Ratings

Welcome to India’s no. 1 book podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover the stories behind some of the best written books of our time. From personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys, find out what drives India’s finest authors to pen our favourite reads. And get an editors’ perspective on how these books reflect the true realities of our lives and society. Tune in every Wednesday to enter a whole new world! Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. If you live, eat and breathe books, subscribe to Books and Beyond! Write to us at connect@boundindia.com for collaborations and partnerships.

    5.04 Mansi Choksi: Investigating the dangers of modern marriages in India

    5.04 Mansi Choksi: Investigating the dangers of modern marriages in India

    Find out how to write a gripping novel as a journalist which makes the readers question the institution of marriage!
    Mansi Choksi takes Tara and Michelle through her journey of writing her book “The Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India”, a book not just on love and stakes of love, but a reflection of rural and modern divide. How to write a thrilling investigative nonfiction? How did she meet her protagonists and gain their trust to share such a sensitive topic? How did she maintain the composure of an observer and a documenter, a fly on the wall? Tune in to find out!
    Books & movies mentioned in this episode:
    Ruth Vanita and Saleem KidwaiManoj and Babli: A Hate StoryBehind the Beautiful ForeversA Fine BalanceA Life Of Adventure And Delight.No Good Men Among The LivingWomen's WorkIf you live, eat and breathe books, subscribe to Books and Beyond!


    ‘Books and Beyond with Bound’ is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover how their books reflect the realities of our lives and society today. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys. Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social media platforms.

    • 52 min
    5.03 Shehan Karunatilaka: Ghosts, Death and Humor- the formula to win the Booker Prize

    5.03 Shehan Karunatilaka: Ghosts, Death and Humor- the formula to win the Booker Prize

    Find out what goes on behind writing a Booker prize winning book which makes fun of politics and death!
    Shehan Karunatilaka talks with Tara and Michelle about his experience of writing the Booker prize winning “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida”, which at first struggled to find a publisher. How to write a book in a second person narrative? Why should you never be afraid of a lousy first draft? What kind of books do the booker prize judges prefer? Tune in to find out!
    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative FictionThe Blind AssassinIshiguro NeverlandCloud AtlasMaps Of Our Spectacular BodiesChinaman: The Legend of Pradeep MathewThe Birth LotteryBright Lights Big CityCase Of Exploding MangoesIf you live, eat and breathe books, subscribe to Books and Beyond!
    ‘Books and Beyond with Bound’ is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover how their books reflect the realities of our lives and society today. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys. Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social media platforms.

    • 27 min
    5.02 Aniruddha Mahale: India's First LGBTQ Dating Guide

    5.02 Aniruddha Mahale: India's First LGBTQ Dating Guide

    Find out what goes on behind writing a gender defying book on dating!
    Aniruddha Mahale took Tara and Michelle through his dating and writing journey as a part of the LGBTQ+ community as they talk about his first book “GET OUT: The Gay Man’s Guide to Coming Out and Going Out”. How to write a straight girl friendly, gay dating guide? Did he face any backlash for the book? Did he go out on dates solely to get material for the book?
    Books & movies mentioned in this episode:
    Archies ComicsFamous FiveHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireSex and the City‘Books and Beyond with Bound’ is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover how their books reflect the realities of our lives and society today. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys. Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social media platforms.

    If you live, eat and breathe books, subscribe to Books and Beyond!



    ‘Books and Beyond with Bound’ is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover how their books reflect the realities of our lives and society today. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys. Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social media platforms.

    • 52 min
    5.01 Tara & Michelle: Adventures, mishaps and wild ways authors do research

    5.01 Tara & Michelle: Adventures, mishaps and wild ways authors do research

    Find out to what extent an author can go in the name of a story, and is it all really worth it?
    Let’s take off season 5 with Tara and Michelle, and dive into thrilling adventures and life changing experiences authors have put themselves through in order to write a book. 
    Some books have jaw dropping stories in them, and some have even more, if not as much, shocking backstories to them. Do writers go out there to unconventional locations and do research through unconventional ways? How much research does it require to write a fiction book? And…what’s the craziest thing Michelle has done for a story? Tune in to find out!
    Books mentioned in this episode:
     To Kill a Mockingbird On The RoadTruck De IndiaWhy Men RapeThe Good Girls: An Ordinary KillingShadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul The Bad Boys of Bokaro JailThe Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India Remnants of a separation If you live, eat and breathe books, subscribe to Books and Beyond!


    ‘Books and Beyond with Bound’ is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover how their books reflect the realities of our lives and society today. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys. Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social media platforms.

    • 44 min
    Special: Arjun Gaind On writing a memoir for 25 years: Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

    Special: Arjun Gaind On writing a memoir for 25 years: Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

    Tara is on the scene at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2022 as the official podcast partner! 

    She speaks to Arjun Gaind. He is one of India’s leading comic book writers and graphic novelists. He has many critically acclaimed best-sellers under his name like ‘Empire Of Blood’ and ‘Reincarnation Man’. His latest book, ‘The Anatomy Of Loss’ has been published by Bloomsbury and is a novel set against the backdrop of the Operation Blue Star of 1984.  

    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound Edit and Mix by Kshitij Jadhav
    ‘Books and Beyond with Bound’ is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover how their books reflect the realities of our lives and society today. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys. Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social media platforms.

    • 15 min
    Special: Sudha Menon On Food, Nostalgia And Journalism At Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

    Special: Sudha Menon On Food, Nostalgia And Journalism At Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

    Tara is on the scene at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2022 as the official podcast partner! She speaks to veteran journalist and author Sudha Menon on her latest book ‘Recipes For Life’ and the plethora of stories that surround food and culture. 
    Sudha Menon is an author, journalist, writing coach and motivational speaker. She has been a journalist for over 20 years with The Independent, The Hindu and Mint. She has authored 6 non-fiction books and they have been translated into several Indian languages Marathi, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Tamil.

    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound Edit and Mix by Kshitij Jadhav


    ‘Books and Beyond with Bound’ is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D’costa uncover how their books reflect the realities of our lives and society today. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, insecurities to publishing journeys. Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social media platforms.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Sahir8 ,

Amazing podcast

Listening to Tara’s voice everyday just makes my day. Such a feel good podcast.

Grpleo ,

Wonderful place to discover Indian authors

This is a wonderful place to discover Indian authors. It also offers a wealth of information and insights about the different aspects of the craft of writing, as well as the publishing scene in India that novice writers will find extremely useful.

The conversations are so down to earth and relatable that I binged listened all the back episodes in one go.

MonkeyD.Luffy8030 ,

interesting

this ahow made me interested in the concept of podcast’s

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