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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.

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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.

    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...

    • 51 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...

    • 56 min
    6.19 Anita Mani: Meet India's Brilliant Women Wildlife Conservationists

    6.19 Anita Mani: Meet India's Brilliant Women Wildlife Conservationists

    Who is India’s first ‘Birdwoman’? Who is the ‘Turtle Girl’? How many of India’s women wildlife biologists can you name?In this episode, Tara speaks with Anita Mani, editor of ‘Women in the Wild’ - an anthology of stories of India’s pioneering women wildlife biologists. From the 1940s to the present, Anita features the profiles of Indian women who dedicated their life to protecting biodiversity, from Jamal Ara who spent her life studying birds and mysteriously disappeared one day, to...

    • 39 min
    6.18 Appupen & Laurent: What If AI Falls Into The Wrong Hands?

    6.18 Appupen & Laurent: What If AI Falls Into The Wrong Hands?

    This is the story of an entrepreneur who almost sold his soul to AI.In this episode, Michelle speaks with Appupen and Laurent Daudent, the illustrator-scientist duo that came together to create 'Dream Machine' - a graphic novel on AI! The book follows Hugo, who is on the verge of selling his AI tech to a large corporation. But what if the motives behind this purchase are not exactly ethical?Appupen and Laurent discuss the evolution of AI and why the hype and fear around it might be misleading...

    • 55 min
    6.17 Shinie Antony: Meet Lilith - Adam's First Wife, Or Demon Who Devours Babies?

    6.17 Shinie Antony: Meet Lilith - Adam's First Wife, Or Demon Who Devours Babies?

    Before Adam and Eve, there was Adam and Lilith.But who is Lilith and what happened to her?In this episode, Michelle speaks with Shinie Antony, author of ‘Eden Abandoned’, which tells the story of Adam’s first wife and the first woman ever - Lilith. When Lilith refused to submit to Adam, she got banished from Eden and erased from the scriptures. But what did she do next?Michelle and Shinie discuss villainized women in mythology, how Lilith stood up for herself and got branded a “child-ea...

    • 54 min
    6.16 Anand Neelakantan: Should You Be Evil To Succeed In Modern Times?

    6.16 Anand Neelakantan: Should You Be Evil To Succeed In Modern Times?

    It might be time to ditch the traditional path to success and follow the path of “evil”! In this episode, Michelle and Tara speak with Anand Neelakanthan, author of the ‘The Asura Way’, a book that redefines the asura lifestyle and explores why “negative” traits like anger, pride, competition, commonly associated with the asuras, can actually benefit us!In this exciting partnership series with Jaico Publishing House, we are featuring fascinating new authors every month, writers that capt...

    • 48 min

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