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Your Creative Family

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.

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Our aim is to help you write better stories i.e. stories that readers can't p...

Manuscript Evaluation

Craft-focused critiques for complete manuscripts, short stories, and unfinish...

Bound Writers’ Retreat August 2019

Twelve writers come together in Divar Island, Goa for an immersive writers’ r...

Bound Writing Mentorship Program

Want to complete your manuscript in 2019? We invite you to sign up for Bound...


Bound Testimonial

  • “Writers in Mumbai, do attend. This workshop helped me tremendously. There are many writing workshops in the city, but none for editing.”
    Rohini Kapur
  • “It has been a refreshing experience to work with Tara. Her calm and composed demeanour with great listening, grasping and research skills was particularly valuable. Tara continues to be engaged with this project which is in its final stages. I would like to specifically say that it would not have been possible for me to get it to this stage without her commitment and support. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who needs a great project partner and leader.”
    Raju Shete
  • Kindered souls, interesting conversations and wonderful mentors. Bound Writers Retreat was a perfect amalgamation of everything one would expect from a retreat and more. If you are looking to recharge and find inspiration to write that novel you have always been wanting to write, this would be a great place to start.
    Sandeep Narayanan
  • Bound as a retreat is something I want to come back to year-after-year. It is my safe haven to write, and to learn. It is my family, and my tribe that I have searched for for years. It made us all feel that we are all here together.
    Aparna Sanyal
  • I  want to thank you for setting up the space that is Bound. I feel far more confident about my writing, now that it’s been vetted by a group of most excellent writers. 
    Lavanya Lakshminarayan
  • This is the second retreat I am attending by the organisers so far, and it has been fabulous. That is because I have come and grown her as a writer. The line up of authors and mentors have been fantastic.
    Usha Venkatraman

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Kamalini Natesan on attending the Bound Writers’ Retreat (July 2018) by Kamalini Natesan

On arrival at the retreat we were instantly bewitched : The Goan Portuguese House chosen, ensured that we abandon our...

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Disgruntled and Underpaid: Writers Are People Too* by Avani Udgaonkar

On the surface, the issue seems fairly simplistic. If someone is providing a service, they deserve adequate compensation, commensurate with...

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Little Nooks and Crannies: Bombay’s Writer’s Havens by Avani Udgaonkar

A few little nooks and crannies that writers can escape to, hidden away within the city of Bombay.

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Girls to the Rescue: Sowmya Rajendran’s rewriting of the toxic culture of the submissive little girl by Avani Udgaonkar

“Who doesn’t want to be a princess?” asks Sowmya Rajendran in her Girls to the Rescue (2015), “A princess can...

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