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.

editorial cultural programming

  • Manuscript Review

    We will provide broad feedback on your manuscript. This includes general feedback on the themes of the book, feedback on the piece’s structure, voice and narrative. This is meant to be a starting point from which you can re-write and edit your work.

  • Line Edit

    We will go through the building blocks of your book: sentences. We will go through each line of your book to make sure you are conveying your thoughts in the best way you can. The goal is to ensure your writing flows, is concise, coherent and is pleasurable to read.

  • Content Consulting

    We help companies create compelling, efficient and engaging content for their websites and social media pages. I work with artists, non-profits and social enterprises.

  • Writing Coaching

    We handhold writers through every stage of the writing process through consistent editorial reviews and meetings. We make ourselves available to our writers from the ideation stage to the point where they are ready to pitch their work. Our writers' pieces are as much our babies as they are theirs! 

  • Structural Edit

    This is an in-depth version of the manuscript review: We will give you notes on how to make sure your story comes together in the most effective way possible. We will provide feedback on plot, structure of paragraphs, character, transitions, dialogue and narrative flow. The goal is to make sure your piece holds the attention of your reader, and to help you produce the highest quality of work you can.

  • Proposal Edit

    Have a great idea? Want to pitch to a publication or a publishing house. Or do you need help applying for a grant for an exciting new project? We will help you line-edit your proposal, strengthen the concept of your pitch, help define your market and structure your chapter outlines. The goal is to grab your reader’s attention, and convey your ideas in the most structured, coherent, and interesting way possible.

  • Cultural Programming

    We create, conceptualise and market cultural events. We have organised book launches, book clubs, workshops and create programs in different formats that are educational, accessible and unique.  If you are a creator who wants to collaborate, drop us a line. We’d be glad to her from you.

  • Book Marketing

    You've done the heavy lifting- you wrote and got your book published. Now let us help you find its readers. Connect with us to find out more about our marketing packages. 


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 40 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.

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.


Avani Udgaonkar has a Masters degree in English literature. She works as an editor and is currently based out of New Delhi.

Leena Shirsale

She was a foreign Exchange Analyst at Nomura and Deutsche Bank for 6 years before switching over to pursue her creative side at BOUND. She loves to read, swim, eat, and travel.

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