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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.

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English

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Episodes

6.8 Amit & Shantanu: The Ramayana And Mahabharata - Modern Lessons From Ancient Epics

2/27/2024
Find out what centuries-old epics have to offer in the modern era! In this episode, Michelle sits down with Amit Majmudar and Shantanu Gupta to discuss all things mythology. Amit talks about his book, 'The Book of Vows', which is a retelling of the Mahabharata through all the vows that took place in the epic, sprinkled with his own insights on ethics and values. Shantanu's 'Teachings from the Ramayana' is a handy book of 25 case studies for families to navigate daily life challenges through crosswords and reflective exercises. In this exclusive series in partnership with Penguin Random House India, we will shine a spotlight on two compelling contemporary voices each month, individuals who are reshaping the landscape of Indian literature. Amit and Shantanu discuss the need for contemporary retellings, the treasure-trove of invaluable lessons they contain, and lesser-known versions that will change the way you view the epics! Tune in! ‘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.

Duration:00:59:37

6.7 Shatrujeet Nath: Bharat - Ramayana's Underappreciated Character

2/20/2024
"One fine morning, he's told, 'Your father is dead, your brother's been exiled, so now you have to go and become king"’. In this episode, Tara and Michelle talk to Shatrujeet Nath, author of the series 'Warlord of Ayodhya'. The series focuses on Bharat - Ram's brother - who was never given a voice in the Ramayana. It tells the story of an untrained, unwilling hero who is thrown into the spotlight and has to face troubles far beyond his imagination. Will he succeed or will he bring doom to his kingdom? In this exciting partnership series with Jaico Publishing House, we are featuring fascinating new authors every month, writers that captivate the audience and bring forth a revolutionary perspective to Indian literature. Shatrujeet also talks about how Bharat caught his attention, how he wrote adrenaline-filled battle scenes and how he's excited to conclude his series in an epic revelation from the Ramayana that is sure to stun the reader! Tune in! Books and authors mentioned in this episode: King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table - Roger Lancelyn Green The Blade Itself - Joe Abercrombie The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch Paolo Bacigalupi J.R.R. Tolkein China Miéville ‘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.

Duration:00:50:05

6.6 Andaleeb Wajid: Will The Sisters From Jasmine Villa Find Their Love This Valentine's Day?

2/13/2024
Three sisters, none of whom wanted to fall in love, and yet they did. Are you ready for some dramatic, relatable, and light-hearted desi romance? In this episode, Michelle and Tara speak to Andaleeb Wajid about her most popular romance series- 'Jasmine Villa'. The series comprises three books, each following one of the three sisters of Jasmine Villa as they navigate Indian family dynamics, sisterhood, and find unexpected romance in a tangle of complex, interconnected relationships. Andaleeb talks about writing romance in spite of being a cynic, adding drama in her stories for fun, and why we keep returning to rom-coms despite their unrealistic standards! Join us as we watch this romance take off (literally)! Books and authors mentioned in this episode: Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen Open Water - Caleb Azumah Nelson Normal People - Sally Rooney Iron Flame - Rebecca Yarros Someone Like Her - Awais Khan The Partition Trilogy - Manreet Sodhi Someshwar Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens ‘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.

Duration:00:49:51

6.5 Anjum Hasan: On Being A Muslim In Modern India

2/6/2024
How did one disastrous field trip turn a history teacher's life upside down? In this episode, Michelle speaks with Anjum Hasan, author of 'History's Angel'- a riveting novel that explores life as a religious minority in modern India. When an easygoing history teacher is provoked by a student into losing his temper, he finds his life thrown into chaos as he battles with what it means to be a Muslim in present times. Anjum recalls stories from her childhood and growing up Muslim, and talks about why Delhi is the perfect setting for her story, with a rich past that is unraveled through her protagonist’s eyes. Tune in for an unforgettable revisit into history! Books and authors mentioned in this episode: The Discovery of India - Jawaharlal Nehru An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal - Parvati Sharma Akbar of Hindustan - Parvati Sharma TT3cSrG4r1OZHzHhecNZ ‘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.

Duration:01:01:31

6.4 Damyanti Biswas: The Murky World Of Mumbai's Dance Bars

1/30/2024
Imagine a crowded railway station where an attractive stranger catches your eye. A train passes by and– they’re gone! In this episode, Michelle sits down with Damyanti Biswas to discuss her book ‘The Blue Bar’, as it unpacks the disappearance of a woman dressed in a blue sequined saree from a crowded Mumbai railway station and how, 13 years later, a trail of murders begin with nothing to show for it- except blue sequins. They discuss how Damyanti sat in railway stations watching trains as part of her research, how she obsessively read about bar dancers, and why The Blue Bar is a Mumbai novel, through and through. In this exciting partnership series with Jaico Publishing House, we are featuring fascinating new authors every month, writers that captivate the audience and bring forth a revolutionary perspective to Indian literature. What secrets and terrible crimes lie behind the glamor of Bollywood, dance bars, and mangroves in Mumbai? Tune in to find out! Books and authors mentioned in this episode: Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars - Sonia Faleiro The Last Courtesan - Manish Gaekwad Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found - Suketu Mehta Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts Sacred Games - Vikram Chandra The Secret of More - Tejaswini Apte-Rahm Manjhi’s Mayhem - Tanuj Solanki Movies mentioned in this episode: Chandni Bar - Madhur Bhandarkar (Director) ‘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.

Duration:00:58:27

6.3 Abraham Verghese: A Saga Through Kerala's Backwaters

1/23/2024
Picture this: Kerala, a family that suffers a strange hereditary affliction- and everywhere they look is the very thing that could kill them. In this episode Tara talks to Abraham Verghese about his bestselling book 'The Covenant of Water'. The book is set in the Malabar Coast of Kerala and follows three generations of a family where, in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning. Abraham talks about how his book was loosely inspired by his mother's 120-paged, illustrated depiction of her childhood, his experience in medicine, and how he always carries a pocketful of knowledge about rare diseases! Join us as we find out why this was Oprah's book club pick and why she simply did not want the book to end! Books and authors mentioned in this episode: God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy The Better Man - Anita Nair The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois - Honorée Fanonne Jeffers Master and Commander - Patrick O’Brian ‘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.

Duration:00:57:42

6.2 Devashish & Nidhi: Enter The Psyche Of Psychological Thrillers

1/16/2024
What happens when two women find themselves in the midst of horrendous crimes? Join us as Tara and Michelle speak to two avid thriller writers– Devashish Sardana and Nidhi Upadhyay. In this episode, Devashish discusses his book “The Girl with Broken Dreams”, a story of a feisty CBI investigator who finds herself in a quest for the truth behind a string of suicides, while battling her own demons. And Nidhi Upadhyay talks about her book “I Hear You”, a story of a woman trapped in an abusive marriage, and how she starts talking to the baby in her womb- only to find him responding! In this exclusive series in partnership with Penguin Random House India, we will shine a spotlight on two compelling contemporary voices each month, individuals who are reshaping the landscape of Indian literature. Tune in to hear how they started their thriller-writing journey, how they kept finding their way back despite having day jobs, and the concerning contents of a thriller writer’s search history! Books and authors mentioned in this episode: The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn Godaan - Munshi Premchand Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens Movies and TV shows mentioned in this episode: Misery - Stephen King (Director- Rob Reiner) Mahabharata - B.R. Chopra ‘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.

Duration:00:51:33

6.1 Tara & Michelle: Why Is India Drawn To Real Stories?

1/9/2024
Why do some peoples’ life stories fascinate us? Back with a bang for a brand new season, Tara and Michelle share their love for stories about real people. They discuss tales of extraordinary courage, struggles, perseverance, successes, and failures. What draws us to these stories? Are only some stories deserving of a platform? Whose stories do we not hear enough of? Tune in to find out! Books and authors mentioned in this episode: Meow Meow: The Incredible True Story of Baby Patankar - Srinath Rao Nowhere Man: The Story of Captain Kamal Bakshi, Missing Since the 1971 Indo-Pak War - Shivalik Bakshi Unbroken - Indrani Mukerjea Women in the Wild: Stories of India’s Most Brilliant Women Wildlife Biologists - Anita Mani The Taliban and I - Sushmita Bandyopadhyay Madam Commissioner: The Extraordinary Life of an Indian Police Chief - Meeran Chadha Borwankar Remnants of a Separation - Aanchal Malhotra R.A.W Hitman: The Real Story of Agent Lima - Hussain Zaidi Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing - Matthew Perry Sridevi: The South Years - Amborish Roy Choudhury Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike - Phil Knight Fire on the Ganges: Life Among the Dead in Banaras - Radhika Iyengar His Majesty’s Headhunters: The Siege of Kohima that Shaped World History - Mmhonlümo Kikon We Come From the Mist: Writings from Meghalaya Truck de India!: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Hindustan - Rajat Ubhaykar What’s Left of the Jungle: A Conservation Story - Nitin Sekar Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India’s First Women in Medicine - Kavitha Rao Aruna’s Story: The True Account of a Rape and its Aftermath - Pinki Virani Movies and TV shows mentioned: Beckham - Fisher Stevens Taali - Ravi Jadhav Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar ‘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.

Duration:00:43:53

5.41 Decoding Spiritual Self-help With A Karma Yogi

12/19/2023
Are you ready to go down the path of success? In this episode, Tara and Michelle talk to the ISKCON monk Gopinath Das, author of “The Power of Karma Yoga: Decoding Ancient Wisdom for Lasting Success”. An IIT graduate turned monk, Gopinath Das is on a mission to educate modern society by combining science and profound life advice found in ancient texts. In an exciting partnership series with Jaico Publishing House, we are featuring fascinating new authors every month, writers that captivate the audience and bring forth a revolutionary perspective to Indian literature. What secrets of life do the ancient books hold? Tune in to find out! Books mentioned in this episode: Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar ‘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.

Duration:00:54:14

5.40 Rheea & Gargi: Women Who Defy All Odds To Get What They Want

12/12/2023
What happens if you are faced with a choice that complicates matters between your professional and personal lives? This episode sees Tara and Michelle dive into a conversation with Rheea Mukherjee and Gargi Rawat, as they explore the nuances of modern-day activism and the ethical dilemmas that come with it. Join us as we talk to Rheea Mukherjee about her book “The Girl Who Kept Falling In Love”, and how it uncovers the story of Kaya who hurtles into activism in her search for purpose, and along the way, witnesses extreme torment and heartfelt love. Will she conquer her insecurities and do what she set out to accomplish? The hosts also talk to Gargi Rawat, author of “Tiger Season”, about the complexities of the human-wildlife conflict as the protagonist Sunaina, embarks on a journey of wild-life conservation, controversies, and unintentional love. Will she find a balance among them? In this exclusive series in partnership with Penguin Random House India, we will shine a spotlight on two compelling contemporary voices each month, individuals who are reshaping the landscape of Indian literature. Tune in for a thought-provoking episode! Books mentioned in this episode: Movies mentioned in this episode: Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar ‘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.

Duration:01:02:34

5.39 Radhika Iyengar: Life Among The Dead in Banaras

12/5/2023
What is it like burning bodies amidst raging fires every day? Who are the corpse-burners and the owners of the “sacred fire”? In this episode, Tara speaks to Radhika Iyengar, author of “Fire On The Ganges: Life Among The Dead In Banaras”, as she provides us insight into the Doms’ lives- the community tasked with handling the last rites of the dead. Researched and compiled from her interactions and interviews with the community, Radhika’s book explores the individual stories of struggles and success within the Dom community. Join us in conversation with Tara and Radhika as they talk about the everyday lives of the Doms, how their work affects them, and how some of them are defying all odds to build a life for themselves. Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar ‘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.

Duration:01:05:40

5.38 Aditi & Shivalik: Unheard Stories From The Indian Army

11/28/2023
In this exclusive series in partnership with Penguin Random House India, we will shine a spotlight on two compelling contemporary voices each month, individuals who are reshaping the landscape of Indian literature. In this special episode of Books & Beyond, Tara and Michelle converse with Aditi Kumar and Shivalik Bakshi as they take us on a tour of the Indian Army and give us an insider’s view of defence families. Exploring the heartbreaking story of the forgotten men of the 1971 Indo-Pak war and the relentless search to get them back home, Shivalik Bakshi brings us the story of his own uncle, Capt Kamal Bakshi who was declared ‘Missing-Believed Killed’ after the Battle of Chamb, in his book “Nowhere Man”. Aditi Kumar’s novel “Operation Payback” is the story of a Veer Nari who decides to join the Indian Army to honour her husband’s legacy, and delivers an audacious plan of action to deliver much-deserved payback not just for herself but for the entire nation. Tune in to hear heartfelt and never-before-heard stories about individuals who serve in the armed forces! Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar ‘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.

Duration:01:01:03

5.37 Anirudh Kanisetti: Unearthing the Untapped History of South India

11/21/2023
Does history give you goosebumps? Specifically, history that explores the minds of kings and uncovers hidden stories of little-known queens? In this episode, Tara and Michelle venture into the ancient palaces of South India as they converse with Anirudh Kanisetti, author of “Lords of the Deccan: Southern Indian from the Chalukyas to the Cholas”. They discuss how a majority of Deccan history got left out and why it mattered enough to make him dive into translations of literature and inscriptions from 600-1100 CE, how he made friends through memes, and why making history accessible was important to him. Tune in to hear Anirudh Kanisetti talk about his fascination for Deccan history, and examine the politics of the Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas and Cholas up close! Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar ‘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.

Duration:01:15:58

5.36 Vivek Shanbhag: Decoding Sakina’s Kiss, Ghachar Ghochar & Kannada Literature

11/14/2023
How do you create a family drama embroiled in suspense? In this episode, Tara and Michelle uncover the nuances of writing a thriller with Vivek Shanbhag. We delve into how he navigates the minefield of family life as well as the intricate realm between truth and perception amidst India's evolving social and political landscape. Tune in to hear them unpack Vivek Shanbhag’s writing process, his books, Kannada literature, translations into English, the politics of translations, and how pop culture helped him learn a language. Authors mentioned: Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar ‘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.

Duration:00:52:25

5.35 Nadeem Zaman: Meet The Great Gatsby of Bangladesh

11/7/2023
What ugly truths lie behind the carefully curated social circles in Dhaka’s high society? In this episode, Tara and Michelle converse with Nadeem Zaman, author of “The Inheritors”, as he talks about privilege, parties, and politics in Dhaka. In a delightful mix of satire and social commentary, his book explores Nisar’s eye-opening journey back to his hometown as he uncovers secrets and revisits his childhood “home”. Tune in to hear Nadeem Zaman talk about what it’s like to party with the elite in modern-day Dhaka, the class disparity he witnessed growing up, why his book has not been published in the US, and his upcoming work of fiction. Authors mentioned in this episode: Mira Sethi Jhumpa Lahiri Taslima Nasreen Sharbari Zohra Ahmed Books mentioned in this episode: Citizen By Descent- Kritika Arya The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald Independence- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Destination Wedding- Diksha Basu Equations- Shivani Sibal Crazy Rich Asians- Kevin Kwan Pineapple Street- Jenny Jackson Truth or Dare: And Other Stories- Nadia Kabir Barb Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar Sound edit 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.

Duration:01:10:40

5.34 Hussain Zaidi: Capturing Criminals With India’s Biggest Crime Writer

10/31/2023
What does it take for a national hero to be deemed a deadly criminal? Join your host Michelle, as she dives into conversation with Hussain Zaidi, author of “R.A.W. Hitman: The Real Story of Agent Lima”, as he talks about covering the story of Lucky Bisht, who was convicted for the alleged murder of two notorious criminals. In his book, he uncovers how a 16-year-old ended up being “a fantabulous killing machine”. In this episode, you’ll hear how Hussain Zaidi accidentally hurtled headfirst into crime journalism and how he escaped getting shot in Iraq by bonding over Bollywood and Amitabh Bachchan. Tune in to hear more stories about his growth as a crime journalist, how he convinced Lucky Bisht to tell his story, and the trouble he faced getting it published. Authors mentioned in this episode: Vikram Chandra Neeraj Kumar Books and series mentioned in this episode: Dongri to Dubai- Hussain Zaidi The Lincoln Lawyer (Series) Bambai Meri Jaan- Dir. Shujaat Saudagar Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar Sound edit 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.

Duration:00:50:32

5.33 Mehak Goyal: A Debut Poetry Collection Finds A Traditional Publisher

10/24/2023
Is our worth as women determined by our ability to make rotis? In this episode, we delve into the nuances of writing mainstream feminist poetry in India! Join Tara and Michelle as they talk to Mehak Goyal about her book “Failure to Make Round Rotis: Poems on Rebellion, Resilience and Relationships”, about her inspiration, her writing process, and her publishing journey. How did she go from a start-up founder to a published poet? How did she decide what to write? How did she translate her personal experience into poems? And more importantly, how did a mainstream publishing house pick up a poetry book? Tune in to find out! Authors and Poets mentioned: John Keats Jeet Thayil Ranjit Hoskote Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Fatimah Asghar Arundhathi Subramaniam Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Books mentioned: Infidel by Ayaan Ali Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar Sound edit 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.

Duration:00:53:45

5.32 Neeraj Kumar: Corruption at the Grassroots Level in Indian Cricket

10/17/2023
What would you do if you discovered your favourite sport, which is almost a religion in this country, is rife with corruption? Join your hosts Tara and Michelle as they unravel the shocking story of corruption in cricket with one of India's most well-respected police officers and a former BCCI anti-corruption chief. In this episode, you'll hear from Neeraj Kumar as he tells us how he uncovered the alarming truth behind the administration that runs various cricket tournaments, including the IPL, and the impact it has on our country’s sportsmen. This is a podcast episode you don't want to miss. It will inspire you, anger you, and make you think. Tune in now and find out why "A Cop in Cricket" is a book you have to read, especially if you love cricket. Books and authors mentioned in this episode: Byculla to Bangkok - S. Hussain Zaidi Nine Lives - William Dalrymple Memoirs of A Maverick: The First Fifty Years (1941–1991) - Mani Shankar Aiyar Vengeance - George Jonas Confessions of a Thug - Philip Meadows Taylor P. G. Wodehouse Produced by Aishwarya Jawalgekar Sound edit 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.

Duration:00:50:32

5.31 Ranjana Kaul: Why I Decided To Translate My Grandmother’s Book Into English

10/10/2023
Imagine discovering surprisingly progressive stories from the 19th century, all written by your grandmother! In this episode, we'll introduce you to Ranjana Kaul and her passionate endeavour to do justice to her grandmother's legacy — a trailblazing woman, who not only wrote but also fervently fought for women's rights. Join your host, Michelle, as she delves deep into the captivating accounts of how Ranjana serendipitously unearthed the stories and accounts of her grandmother. Laxmibai Abhyankar wrote short stories in Marathi, and Kaul, her granddaughter, painstakingly translated and moulded her work into an English collection called "Stepmother and Other Stories". The collection highlights archaic customs and regressive beliefs, such as the mistreatment of widows and the denial of education to women. Produced by Aishwarya Jawalgekar Sound Edit 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.

Duration:01:14:53

5.30 Ameer Shahul: How a Global Corporation Poisoned Kodaikanal

10/4/2023
How would you react if you found out that your employer was poisoning you and your community with a deadly substance? Join your hosts Tara and Michelle as they unravel the astonishing story of "Heavy Metal: How a Global Corporation Poisoned Kodaikanal" by journalist Ameer Shahul. Prepare to be drawn into a world of courage, corporate recklessness, and the battle for justice. In this episode, you'll hear from Ameer Shahul himself how he uncovered the horrifying facts about the mercury contamination, how he joined forces with Greenpeace and the local workers to launch a campaign against the company, and the challenges he faced to publish his book. This is a podcast episode you don't want to miss. It will inspire you, anger you, and make you think. Tune in now and find out why "Heavy Metal: How a Global Corporation Poisoned Kodaikanal" is more than just a book - it's a movement. Tune in to the riveting world of corporate accountability and environmental justice. Movies & Shows mentioned in this episode : Chernobyl – Dir. Johan Renck Qala Dir – Anvita Dutt Guptan Erin Brokovich – Dir. Steven Soderbergh Minamata – Dir. Andrew Levitas Produced by Aishwarya Jawalgekar Sound edit 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.

Duration:00:50:04