6.16 Anand Neelakantan: Should You Be Evil To Succeed In Modern Times?
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by Bound Podcasts
45m ago
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 captivate the audience and bring forth a revolutionary perspective to Indian literature. Anand talks a ..read more
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6.15 Ankur Warikoo: His Take On Marketing, Money, And Writing Books
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by Bound Podcasts
6d ago
What does one of India's top entrepreneurs have to say about writing, making money, and marketing books? In this episode, Tara and Michelle speak with Ankur Warikoo, bestselling author of 'Make Epic Money', a book that teaches you everything you wish you knew about money! Ankur talks about how his relationship with money changed, gaining financial freedom, and writing a book for youngsters to learn everything about money that nobody tells them. He also talks about how he started writing, his biggest tip for writers, and the three marketing strategies he used to create a bestselling book!  ..read more
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6.7 Shatrujeet Nath: Bharat - The Brother Who Never Got His Due
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by Bound Podcasts
6d ago
"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 ..read more
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6.14 Tarun Saint: On Handpicking The Best Detectives From All Over India
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by Bound Podcasts
1w ago
Discover some of the finest works of Indian detective fiction, all in one place! In this episode, Michelle and Aishwarya speak with Tarun Saint, curator of 'The Hachette Book of Indian Detective Fiction', Volumes 1 and 2! The first of its kind, the anthology compiles everything from intriguing whodunits, supernatural mysteries, and serial murders, spread across two volumes. Join us as Tarun talks about going from reading Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, to curating some of India's best detective fiction from authors like Satyajit Ray to Vikram Chandra in this long-awaited anthology. He a ..read more
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6.13 Manjula Padmanabhan: Meet The Woman Who's A Taxi Driver In Delhi
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by Bound Podcasts
2w ago
What's it like being a female taxi driver in a city notorious for being unsafe for women? In this episode, Michelle speaks with Manjula Padmanabhan, author of 'Taxi', whose protagonist, 'Maddy', runs a women's-only taxi service in Delhi! And when Maddy receives an attractive job offer as a pretend male chauffeur for a powerful old man, she accepts and becomes 'Madan'. But what happens when the lines blur between 'Maddy' and 'Madan' and she finds herself questioning her identity?  Join us as Manjula talks about her inspiration behind the book, her award-winning play 'Harvest', and why Ma ..read more
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6.12 Aisha and Shasvathi: The Real Reason Behind South Asia's <1% Divorce Rate
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by Bound Podcasts
3w ago
South Asia boasts a less than 1% divorce rate. But the real reason behind it is far from happy marriages. In this episode, Tara and Michelle sit down with Aisha Sarwari and Shasvathi Siva, as they talk about misogyny and marriages in South Asia. Aisha's book, 'Heart Tantrums', is a memoir that addresses her immigrant life and her marriage to a man with a personality-altering brain tumor and how, despite the grief and abuse she faced, she was told that being a devoted wife would fix everything. Shasvathi's book, 'Divorce is Normal', is a handy guidebook that aims to normalize divorce and prov ..read more
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6.11 Bhaskar Roy: Witnessing The Horrors Of Post-Independence India As A Child
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by Bound Podcasts
1M ago
Find out what it was like growing up in post-independence India through the eyes of a man who lived through it all! Join Michelle as she speaks with Bhaskar Roy, author of 'Fifty Year Road', a personal memoir like no other. Bhaskar talks about growing up during the Naxalbari uprising - the armed peasant revolt of 1967 in West Bengal. He shares his earliest memories of witnessing the violence of the Naxalite movement, stories of his parents and their activism, and risky assignments that he's covered during his days as a journalist, including watching a car blow up in front of his eyes! In thi ..read more
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6.10 Santanu Bhattacharya: The Bloody Aftermath Of The Babri Masjid Demolition
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by Bound Podcasts
1M ago
"We will pay the price for the sins of our forefathers" In this episode, Michelle speaks with Santanu Bhattacharya, author of 'One Small Voice' - a thought-provoking book about the politics of modern India, whose protagonist witnesses an act of mob violence in the communal riots of 1992 and is haunted by it for the rest of his life. Santanu speaks about watching multiple videos of the riots for research, being a part of the generation of writers who grew up witnessing it, and why he feels like his whole life has been a passive research for this book. Tune in! Books and authors mentioned in ..read more
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6.9 Tarun Mehrishi: Art Heist Of Rs 400 Crore Holds India’s Biggest Secret
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by Bound Podcasts
1M ago
One powerful secret. Two stolen paintings. And a man who will decide the fate of the world.  Join Michelle as she sits down with Tarun Mehrishi, author of ‘The Portrait of a Secret’ - a novel inspired by true events. In an epic combination of art heist, historical fiction and spy thriller, Tarun’s book explores the aftermath of the theft of two priceless paintings and a secret that has the RAW, ISI and the CIA scrambling to gain control. Tarun talks about how the book was inspired by India’s actual history of stolen art, how he acquired the inside scoop on spy work, and how his book is ..read more
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6.8 Amit & Shantanu: The Ramayana And Mahabharata - Modern Lessons From Ancient Epics
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by Bound Podcasts
2M ago
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 Rando ..read more
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