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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. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, and insecurities to publishing journeys. And how these books shape our lives and worldview today. Tune in every Wednesday! Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Get in touch with us at connect@boundindia.com.

Books and Beyond with Bound Bound Podcasts

    • Arts
    • 3.8 • 156 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. Find out what drives India’s finest authors: from personal experiences to jugaad research methods, and insecurities to publishing journeys. And how these books shape our lives and worldview today. Tune in every Wednesday! Created by Bound, a storytelling company that helps you grow through stories. Get in touch with us at connect@boundindia.com.

    6.25 Nitin & Nirmalya: Business Wars, Data Paradoxes, and the HiPPO Effect

    6.25 Nitin & Nirmalya: Business Wars, Data Paradoxes, and the HiPPO Effect

    How can data make or break a company? Is all data useful? And can data be “too much of a good thing”?In this episode of Books and Beyond, Tara speaks to Nitin Seth, CEO at Incedo and the author of Mastering the Data Paradox and Nirmalya Kumar, a Professor and former Strategy Head for the Tata Group, who has written Clash: Amazon vs. Walmart. They discuss how data on its own is nothing unless you know how to use it and the pros and cons of data-driven decision-making. They share insights ...

    • 58 min
    6.24 Mitali Mukherjee: Why is India Falling for Crypto Scams?

    6.24 Mitali Mukherjee: Why is India Falling for Crypto Scams?

    In this episode of Books and Beyond, Tara speaks to Mitali Mukherjee about her book Cryptocrimes.Tara and Mitali dive into the chaotic world of cryptocurrency, and discover why Mitali compares it to a naughty child running amok in a classroom. Through engaging anecdotes and insightful conversations, she explores the intersection of crypto technology and India’s jugaad culture. Mitali unearths the dark side of cryptocurrency in India in her book, revealing the hidden pitfalls and the harsh rea...

    • 43 min
    6.23 Gigi Ganguly: A World Where Clouds, Crows and Cocoons Are One

    6.23 Gigi Ganguly: A World Where Clouds, Crows and Cocoons Are One

    Can a corvid detective solve a murder? Why does the weather department need a singer? And how does a cloud herder take care of his flock? Find out the truth behind all these stories in Gigi Ganguly’s new book “Biopeculiar”. This is the first-ever book of Westland’s new speculative imprint ‘IF’. In this episode, Gigi and Michelle discuss their love for weird stories, the animals that inspired Gigi to write, and why a spec fic imprint is important for Indian literature.Tune in to hear...

    • 57 min
    6.22 Liz Nugent: The Secret to Award-Winning Irish Crime Thrillers

    6.22 Liz Nugent: The Secret to Award-Winning Irish Crime Thrillers

    Sally Diamond cannot understand why what she did was so strange. She was only doing what her father told her to do, to put him out with the rubbish when he died.This is the basic plot of ‘Strange Sally Diamond’ whose author, Liz Nugent joined Tara and Michelle on this episode of Books & Beyond to discuss Irish crime writing and the complexities of writing about trauma and identity.Together they shared their perspectives on the popularity of true crime novels in both India and Ireland, and...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    6.21 Vibha Kagzi: Cracking the Code to MBA Admissions With the Best

    6.21 Vibha Kagzi: Cracking the Code to MBA Admissions With the Best

    In this episode, Tara and Michelle speak to Vibha Kagzi, author of ‘Break The MBA Code’ - a book that goes into detail about how to get into Ivy League colleges and what a person should do to make their admission application more appealing.They talked about the challenges of pursuing an MBA as a woman, with speakers sharing their personal experiences and insights. Vibha debunked common myths surrounding MBA admissions, emphasizing the holistic evaluation of a candidate's profile.In this excit...

    • 52 min
    6.20 Aparna Sanyal: A Descent Into the Mind's Torture Chambers

    6.20 Aparna Sanyal: A Descent Into the Mind's Torture Chambers

    Content Warning: Discussions about torture, violence, and mental health issues.The most agonizing and horrifying torture devices from the medieval era - but with a twist!In this episode, Tara and Michelle speak to Aparna Sanyal, author of 'Instruments of Torture' - a book that explores modern society through metaphorical depictions of 8 torture devices. From ‘The Spanish Boot’ that covers impossible beauty standards to ‘The Judas Cradle’ that covers a forbidden love affair, each story reveals...

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 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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