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.


Tara Khandelwal

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.

Neeti Sansare

Neeti Sansare

Neeti has 11 years of experience in media and PR. She is the founder of Divide by Zero Technologies, India’s first 3D printer manufacturer. She joined Bound to pursue her interest in Arts & Culture and is loving it!

Michelle D'costa

Michelle D’costa

Michelle D’costa is a Mangalorean from Mumbai. She was born and raised in Bahrain. Her poetry and prose has been published in over 50 literary journals like Eclectica, Litro UK, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Coldnoon and more.  She loves to interview writers. Her debut full-length short story and poetry collections are complete. She edits Kaani, an ezine for fiction. She talks about books on YouTube and blogs on WordPress.


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.

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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