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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

At BOUND, we give you the freedom to explore your interests and talents and take them to new heights. But it’s not just about a single experience – BOUND is about finding your creative family. We are bent on creating the next generation of artists, writers and entrepreneurs, and giving them a home in which they can hone their skills and find a family of kindred spirits.

As an alternative education company that aims to encourage everyone to explore their inner creativity, we celebrate storytelling and believe in the power of immersive experiences. We plan week-long retreats in the most beautiful locations, where you can focus on your writing, and create long-lasting bonds with others in your community. We also conduct in-city workshops and discussions to ensure that you have the best advice and audience for your work. It is our hope that our participants grow and eventually return to become teachers at BOUND.

BOUND also curates and hosts bespoke literary events. Whether it’s planning a cultural festival, book launch or a one-day curated gathering, we will help you curate, design and market your event.

Let BOUND help you make your creative dreams a reality.

TEAM

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TARA KHANDELWAL

Tara Khandelwal is an editor and writer. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia  University and the Columbia Publishing Course. She currently works with Asia’s largest literary agency, Writers’ Side. She has worked with Penguin, BloombergQuint, SheThePeople.TV and more. She is the founder of Bound which provides skill building for creatives through writers’ retreats, workshops, writing coaching and editorial services.

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MICHELLE D’COSTA

Michelle D’costa is a writer and editor from Mumbai. She’s the co-host of Bound’s podcast Books and Beyond. She has previously edited fiction for Jaggery, A South Asian literary journal based in Chicago. She founded the literary magazine Kaani in 2018. Her prose and poetry has been published in over 50 journals like Berfrois, Out Of Print, Eclectica, Litro UK, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Coldnoon, Vayavya, Guftugu and more. She loves to mentor writers.

Michelle Dcosta
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JUELLYN LOBO

Juellyn Austin Lobo is born and raised in Mumbai. He successfully completed 6 years of service at Wipro. As a result of his efficiency, he was appointed as Quality Analyst, then as a Team Leader. He has completed the train the trainer certification and is a certified trainer. He has conducted etiquette and communication trainings in his previous organisations. He currently helps with the Administrative work at Bound. Juellyn is a great listener and loves to counsel and share advise with young and old. He aspires to write a book someday.

 
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AISHWARYA JAVALGEKAR

Aishwarya Javalgekar is a writer, poet and researcher. She has a Masters in English (Public Texts) and a Certificate in Book Publishing. She loves reading genre-bending fiction and poetry. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of ang(st). Sometimes she finds time to colour her hair and update her closet.

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RHEA PEREIRA

Rhea was born and raised in Mumbai. She has completed her Masters in English at SNDT Women’s University. Her key research interests are postcolonial studies, mainly focussing on women’s narratives and their experience of citizenship. She loves to dance, eat cake and have long conversations. 

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MEGHA JHA

Megha is a writer, researcher and creative consultant. She has completed her Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Mumbai in 2020. She’s drawn to new concepts, unconventional brands and literature. Her love for books and writing has led her to pursue internships with companies like Penguin Random House India, Juggernaut Books and Verve Magazine in the past. A true North Indian at heart, her love for street food and desserts led to an internship at DSSC Idea Labs where she has cultivated her interest and skills for branding. 

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