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Welcome to 'Books and Beyond with Bound'! On this podcast, bookworms Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa speak to India's best contemporary writers like Manu Pillai, Lisa Ray, Avni Doshi and more. Readers will get insights into their favourite authors' lives. If you've always wanted to know about your favourite writers' routines, where they get their ideas from, how they deal with rejection and more, then this podcast is for you. Listen to some of India's most talented minds reveal their creative secrets on this podcast! Tune in every Wednesday for the latest episode.

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Welcome to 'Books and Beyond with Bound'! On this podcast, bookworms Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa speak to India's best contemporary writers like Manu Pillai, Lisa Ray, Avni Doshi and more. Readers will get insights into their favourite authors' lives. If you've always wanted to know about your favourite writers' routines, where they get their ideas from, how they deal with rejection and more, then this podcast is for you. Listen to some of India's most talented minds reveal their creative secrets on this podcast! Tune in every Wednesday for the latest episode.

    3.15 Tara and Michelle: Should Stories Have A Moral Responsibility?

    3.15 Tara and Michelle: Should Stories Have A Moral Responsibility?

    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/ 

    • 40 min
    3.14 Anubha Yadav: Capturing The Darkest Secrets of Men

    3.14 Anubha Yadav: Capturing The Darkest Secrets of Men

    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/ 

    • 46 min
    3.13 Janaki Lenin: Bringing The Wildlife Into Every House Through Writing

    3.13 Janaki Lenin: Bringing The Wildlife Into Every House Through Writing

    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/ 

    • 49 min
    3.12 Aanchal Malhotra: Remembering Partition Through Oral Histories

    3.12 Aanchal Malhotra: Remembering Partition Through Oral Histories

    Find out how she uses objects to uncover untold stories about the Partition for her book, ‘Remnants of a Separation’. 
    Aanchal shares her family’s history with partition and why she decided to use objects to ask people about sensitive and traumatic memories. She discusses her experience of interviewing people in Pakistan and how her guide Khizarji helped her navigate difficult interviews. Tara can relate to Aanchal due to her own partition family history. And Michelle appreciates how Aanchal is so transparent about the difficulties in the research process. 
    Why can’t Aanchal write in cafes? What languages does she speak and understand? And what is she writing next? Tune in to find out!
    Want Aanchal to read your personal essay on the partition? Submit your personal essay (1500 words) on  ‘Memory of Partition’ to connect@boundindia.com by 4th September, 2021. Only Word Doc attachments will be considered. Aanchal’s favourite 3 essays will be published on our blog, Jotted. 
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    Aanchal Malhotra is an artist and oral historian working with memory and material culture. She received a BFA in Traditional Printmaking and Art History from the Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, and an MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University, Montreal.
     She currently lives in New Delhi. This is her first book. Find the book here: https://www.amazon.in/Remnants-Separation-History-Partition-Material/dp/9353022959/ 
    '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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    • 57 min
    3.11 Farah Bashir: A Window To Growing Up In 1990s Kashmir

    3.11 Farah Bashir: A Window To Growing Up In 1990s Kashmir

    Find out how she provides a glimpse into the experiences and challenges of growing up in war-torn Kashmir through her memoir, ‘Rumours Of Spring: A Girlhood In Kashmir’. 
    Farah tells us why she decided to write this book and how it was challenging to relive some painful memories. She talks about her grandmother, Bobeh, who was a strong female figure  in her coming-of-age story and why she decided to structure the book around her death. Tara loves this as she’s also close to her grandmother! Michelle is moved by the vividness and intensity of some of the descriptions and scenes, like the absence of windows. 
    Why did Farah decide to write this memoir? What influences have shaped her writing identity? And how does she feel about childhood now? Tune in for a moving and revelatory episode. 
    Farah Bashir was born and raised in Kashmir. She was a former photojournalist with Reuters and currently works as a communications consultant. ‘Rumours of Spring’ is her first book. Find the book here: https://www.amazon.in/Rumours-Spring-Girlhood-Farah-Bashir/dp/9354224210 
    '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/ 
    Looking to write your dream memoir? We can help! Email us at connect@boundindia.com or DM us @boundindia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
    We’ve joined #PodForChange to raise donations for Covid relief. Donate here: www.auwa.in/podforchange

    • 51 min
    3.10 Yasser Usman: The Biographer That Captures Bollywood’s Golden Era

    3.10 Yasser Usman: The Biographer That Captures Bollywood’s Golden Era

    Find out how he uncovers the untold stories and troubled lives of Bollywood celebrities like Rajesh Khanna, Rekha, Sanjay Dutt and Guru Dutt in his biographies. 
    Yasser breaks down his research process - from approaching the celeb for interviews to going through old articles and talking to people who knew them well. He shares some interesting anecdotes about Rajesh Khanna and Rekha, and how the media only focused on certain parts of their lives. He also reveals how his interactions with Guru Dutt’s sister helped him survive the pandemic!
    Tara loves learning more about the previous Bollywood era. Michelle loves how he delves into the lives of Bollywood celebs like we delve into the lives of authors! How did Yasser become a Bollywood biographer? How does he decide which celebs to research next? And what are his tips for young and aspiring biographers? Tune in to find out! 
    Book Recommendations:
    The Kapoors: The First Family of Indian Cinema by Madhu JainParveen Babi: A Life by Karishma UpadhyayThe Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas TalebYasser Usman is an award-winning TV journalist and the author of four bestselling film biographies: Rajesh Khanna: The Untold Story of India’s First Superstar; Rekha: The Untold Story and Sanjay Dutt. His recent book is the critically acclaimed - Guru Dutt - An Unfinished Story. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for excellence in journalism, Indian Telly Award, Red Ink award among many others.
    Find the book here: https://www.amazon.in/Guru-Dutt-Unfinished-Yasser-Usman/dp/9386797887 
    '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 9 countries! Read more: https://boundindia.com/books-and-beyond-podcast/ 
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    Check out our pathbreaking publishing podcast, ‘The Book People’: https://boundindia.com/the-book-people-podcast/ 
    Find us @boundindia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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    • 45 min

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