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S2, Ep 08: Parmesh Shahani - Writing A Genre-Bending Business Book On LGBTQ Rights

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  • about 2 months ago
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Find out how he balanced research, personal stories, Bollywood masala, and more to write a business book that will change the way we think about work-places.On this episode of Books and Beyond with Bound Season 2, we talk to Parmesh Shahani, whose latest book “Queeristan: LGBTQ Inclusion in the Indian Workplace” is described as ‘part memoir, part manifesto’. He shares the challenges of writing a book for multiple audiences - queer and straight, business and non-business. Find out how he turned his business book into a Bollywood masala film - spicing up the numbers and facts with real stories and personal experiences. He talks about the power of excel sheets in structuring his book. Michelle loves Parmesh’s references, from Simmi aunty in Indian Matchmaking to the coveted coffee hamper from Koffee with Karan. Tara calls it a business book unlike anything she has ever read before! '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.Parmesh Shahani is Vice President at Godrej Industries Ltd. He is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ inclusion in corporate India. He is the author of “Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India” and “Queeristan: LGBTQ Inclusion in the Indian Workplace”.  He has been a TED Senior Fellow, a Yale World Fellow, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is a member of the FICCI taskforce on diversity and inclusion and a board member of KHOJ International Artists’ Association.Mentions: Sachin Kundalkar’s Cobalt Blue translated by Jerry Pinto, Nisha Susan’s The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook & Other Stories, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s My Father’s Garden, Michiel Baas’ Muscular India: Masculinity, Mobility & the New Middle Class, Sharanya Manivannan’s poetry.You can get your copy of his book here: https://www.amazon.in/Queeristan-LGBTQ-Inclusion-Indian-Workplace/dp/9389648149 Tune in every Wednesday for a new episode.Follow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com/podcast/

S2, Ep 07: Damyanti Biswas - Tackling Social Issues Through A Gripping Crime Novel

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  • 2 months ago
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Find out how she breaks into the literary thriller genre and reveals Delhi’s seedy underbelly.On this episode of Books and Beyond with Bound Season 2, we talk to Damyanti Biswas, author of the fascinating literary thriller, You Beneath Your Skin. She tells us about her process of writing this debut novel, which included fifteen drafts!Damyanti spoke to police officers, psychologists, and acid attack survivors to make sure her story and characters were realistic. Tara is fascinated by the amount of research that went into writing this novel. Damyanti shares insights about the craft of writing unlike in any episode before, like how she creates realistic settings and how she has a song for each character she writes. We chat about the issues tackled in the book and how she perfectly captures the essence of Delhi. Michelle loves how Damyanti uses her knowledge of Improv Theatre to write dialogues.'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.Damyanti's short fiction has been published, or is forthcoming, at Ambit, Litro, Puerto Del Sol, Griffith Review Australia, Pembroke magazine, Atticus Review, and other journals in the USA and UK. She serves as one of the editors of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her debut literary crime novel You Beneath Your Skin was published by Simon & Schuster India in autumn 2019, and optioned for TV adaptation by Endemol Shine. Mentions: Anita Nair’s Inspector Gowda Series, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister the Serial Killer by, Deepanjana Pal’s Hush A Bye BabyYou can get your copy of her books here: https://www.amazon.in/BENEATH-YOUR-SKIN-DAMYANTI-BISWAS/dp/9386797623/Tune in every Wednesday for a new episode.Follow Bound on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @boundindiaFollow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com/podcast/

S2, Ep 06: Sonali Gupta - Writing About Anxiety During the Pandemic

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  • 2 months ago
  • 36:08

Find out how she created a brand new template for this much-needed book on mental health.In this episode we talk to Sonali Gupta about her book Anxiety: Overcome It and Live without Fear. Sonali tells us about her childhood, and how she became interested in writing and therapy. Michelle shares how journaling has helped her through the years. Tara tells us how she struggles with being labelled as quiet and introverted.We chat about how Sonali wrote her book in 6 months! She wants to make it accessible to everyone in India. What motivated her to write this book? What was her experience of publishing it during the pandemic? What mental health topic will she tackle next? This might just be their most revealing episode to date!In 'Books and Beyond with Bound Season 2', Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick.Mumbai-based clinical psychologist Sonali Gupta has 16 years of experience in the field of mental health. She writes a weekly column for Mumbai Mirror titled 'Terms of Engagement'. She currently runs a private practice in Khar and South Bombay.You can get your copy of her books here: https://www.amazon.in/Anxiety-Overcome-Live-without-Fear/dp/935357658XTune in every Wednesday for a new episode.Follow Bound on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @boundindiaFollow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com/podcast/

S2, Ep 05: Anmol Malik - Writing Genre-bending Romantic Comedies

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  • 2 months ago
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Find out how she is busting the 'chick lit' myth one romance novel at a time.On this episode of Books and Beyond with Bound Season 2, we talk to Anmol Malik about her recently published romance novel, Three Impossible Wishes. Tara chats about her love for rom-coms and romance novels, and why ‘chick lit’ is underrated. Michelle finds out what a meet-cute is!Anmol explains the nuances of writing books vs scripts and how dialogues play an important role in revealing the depths of her characters. We chat about subverting genres and the art of writing characters of the opposite gender. How did Anmol go about publishing her debut novel, especially during the pandemic?! How do food and music play an important role in her book? And does she have more feel-good stories up her sleeve?'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.Anmol Malik aka Audrey Piano studied Creative Writing from the University of Warwick, England. After working at Leo Burnett and UTV-Disney, she went on to look after the Script Department at Yash Raj Films. Author, singer, songwriter, she' s honestly just a girl doing the best she can.You can get your copy of her book here: https://www.amazon.in/Three-Impossible-Wishes-Anmol-Malik/dp/935357708XTune in every Wednesday for a new episode.Follow Bound on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @boundindiaFollow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com/podcast/

S2, Ep 04: Samit Basu – On Changing The Landscape Of Indian Literature Forever

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  • 3 months ago
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From comics to superheroes to dystopia: find out how he popularized speculative fiction in India.On this episode of Books and Beyond with Bound Season 2, we talk to Samit Basu, one of the foremost speculative fiction writers in India. After writing everything from fantasy to science fiction, he has recently published a bestselling dystopian novel Chosen Spirits. Michelle loves that Chosen Spirits is set only ten years into the future. Tara finds out why he calls it an “anti-dystopian” novel.Samit gives us great insights into his writing process, especially how he creates fantastical words and characters from his reality. We chat about the writing community then vs. now, and what the future of speculative fiction in India could be. What is his next project? Will he stick to the speculative fiction genre? Can we expect to see his bestselling books adapted on the screen? Samit answers these and more questions in this episode. Do not miss the rapid fire section in the end!'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.Samit Basu is the author, most recently, of Chosen Spirits, a near-future anti-dystopian novel. He's also known for the Gameworld trilogy of fantasy novels, the Turbulence series of superhero novels, and the Adventures of Stoob series of children’s books. He’s written bestsellers, won awards, and been published in multiple countries and languages. Basu is also the co-writer/director of a Netflix film, comics writer and columnist, and runs Duck of Dystopia, a creativity/arts newsletter.You can get your copy of his book here: https://www.amazon.in/Chosen-Spirits-Samit-Basu/dp/938679781X/Tune in every Wednesday for a new episode.Follow Bound on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @boundindiaFollow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com/podcast/