Aparna Sanyal

Aparna Sanyal

"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 al here together.

A holistic experience that nourished minds, bodies and souls, we, the participants, came away with lifelong bonds, new perspectives, and incredible memories. The mentors shared freely and taught us so much- not just about the craft of writing, but as much about the rigour and empathy required to be a good writer. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart to the BOUND team."

 

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Lavanya Lakshminarayan

"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. Most importantly, I no longer feel like I'm in a silo, with no opportunities to put myself out there. Chandrahas has been the most thorough, committed mentor. He's helped me believe that I'm worth publishing, and has really gone the extra mile by recommending my stories to IQ. I'm really privileged to have experienced this positivity, so early in my writing career.

Signing up for Bound is quite possibly the best decision I've made in the last few years-no exaggeration."

 

     

 

 

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Usha Venkatraman

"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. Each one is better than the other. There is a deep sense of commitment from the organisers and especially the mentors, which is heart-warming, and it encourages us, because in this manner everyone also learns in the process. The island here is magical and truly a writer’s retreat. Even if you are not a writer you will become one because of the energy and the surroundings."

 

 

Dinesh Kaulgud

"The retreat was a wonderful experience of immersing myself in my writing, getting inspired by not just the mentors but also fellow writers and learning from the workshop sessions (character development, components of creative work etc). We covered different aspects of writing in the workshops and I learnt a lot from my one on one session with my mentor Amitabha Bagchi and it helped me get past a critical blind spot in my project. 

Do I recommend a retreat with Bound? Yes, wholeheartedly."

 

 

 

Aparna Krishnamurthy

"Bound was a coin-flip decision for me, and it happens to be one of my best. I only realise now as I pen this down that I really do not know what made the experience so enriching. Was it the serene place that provided much-needed silence? Or was it the music the host played for us? Was it the extremely talented and supportive people that gathered there, or was it the brilliant mentors that we were provided with? It could be the informative, workshops hosted and the reassuring conversations we had. I do know for sure that Bound was a warm and encouraging environment that fuelled my creativity.”