I’m a co-host on the podcast ‘Books and Beyond With Bound’. Season 3 is out now!
Listen to the first episode where Tara and I discuss our reading habits. How reading has helped us overcome reader’s block and cope with the pandemic…
It was great fun recording with Michelle and Tara, whose love of books and curiosity about writing makes them excellent hosts to discuss literature, art, process and a great deal more.
I have always loved talking to writers about their works. I have conducted many email interviews but nothing beats talking to writers in person. Writing is a mysterious process, and through this podcast, Tara Khandelwal (my co-host) and I try to break it down for you.
Accidentally releasing a book during a global pandemic is an isolating experience, and not one I would recommend to any writer. Podcasts and zoom interactions have therefore been particularly welcome during this time, and Michelle and Tara’s Books and Beyond Podcast was a vibrant and heartening experience. It was like having a lively conversation with friends passionate about reading and I thoroughly enjoyed our free-wheeling interaction. For the space of a short hour, the restrictions of the pandemic faded away as the world of ideas and books and words took centre-stage once again.
We recorded Season 1 in a studio and it felt surreal to sit across talented writers and ask them questions we wanted to ask them the moment we read their books! Season 2 and 3 are our quarantine editions and we managed to record with our dream authors while working from home! The experience has been extremely rewarding.
Recording with Books and Beyond was a joyous experience – It’s a breath of fresh air, not just in a country like India where books discussion is so limited, but for its own sake anywhere in the world. I look forward to see and hear what mix of experience and novelty, craft, inspiration and fun they bring to their new season.