Chhavi Sachdev (founder, Sonologue) is a podcast producer, consultant, and coach. She is also the most experienced podcaster in India; she has been making podcasts since 2008 (there was, to be honest, someone who started before her, but last we heard, he had moved to Japan.) She runs Sonologue is a full-service boutique podcast production house – able to take a podcast idea from concept and scripting to recording and sound design as well as publishing and distribution. Since 2011, Chhavi has been conducting regular workshops, producing podcasts for clients (NGOs, corporates, individuals, and even educational institutions) as well as consulting to help podcasters improve their podcasts
Find Out How He Manages To Read And Write Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction!On our next episode of Books and Beyond with Bound, we are joined by Suhit Kelkar, author of the poetry chapbook The Centaur Chronicles. From stand-up comedy to mythology, Suhit gushes about everything he’s passionate about. We talk ideas, influences and inspiration. We talk about childhood stories and the moment the idea for his first book struck. We discuss perspectives on writer’s block, rejection from publishers and manuscript submissions. Suhit talks about the role journalism played in helping him remain detached from his writing. He talks about freelance work – and why he thinks it’s a great way to enter the writing world. We talk about spirituality, philosophy, aesthetics and mythology – and how they shape Suhit’s ideas and provide him a way to belong to something. From Archies and Enid Blyton to non-fiction on climate change and politics, he takes us through his reading list over the years. From book reviews to beta-reading to spiritual retreats, we’ve got it covered on this episode.'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick.Suhit Kelkar lives in Bombay, where he works as a journalist. His poems have been published in various Indian and international news and literary magazines, such as Vayavya, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Sunflower Collective, The Tiger Moth Review, Elsewhere Lit, Domus, Hakara, and Cafe Dissensus, among others. His debut poetry chapbook titled The Centaur Chronicles won the 2018 US National Poetry Contest.You can get your copy of his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Centaur-Chronicles-Suhit-Kelkar/dp/9387883159Tune in every Wednesday for a new episode.Follow Bound on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @boundindiaFollow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com/podcast/
Journalist, Media entrepreneur and India’s leading Podcast Consultant Chhavi Sachdev talks about limitation of Radio that led to emergence of Podcasts, Challenges and opportunities for independent podcasters and myths associated with working as a freelancer.Question from the Episode (Complete Questions list shared at the end)How would you explain Podcast to someone who hasn’t heard of it? (02:35)Why do Radio in India have little diversity in content? (05:04)How did you end up with podcasting? (07:41)How did you learn Podcasting? (09:41)Apart from chronological order, In-what other ways can you structure a story? (12: 03)Any other feedback you received that made a difference to your podcasting Journey (14:07)Alex Bloomberg said you need something new every 45 to 90 seconds to keep the audience engaged. How practical do you think it is? (18:37)How do you balance between letting your guest speak and making sure the answers are not way too long? (20:16)?What are some of the myths or misconception that people hold when before starting a podcast? (24:35)?What impact would high budget Podcast from giants like Spotify and Audible have on independent podcasters, who work with bare minimum budget? (28:59)While the number of podcast creators are growing, the numbers of listeners aren’t growing. Your thoughts? (33:24)You are not very aggressive on social media. Do you think you are missing out on opportunities due to that? (37:08)How did you find clients for Sonologue initially? (38:07)What kind of myths do people have about freelancing. (45:31)Summary of Take Aways (51:50)3 takeaways from the episodeWhat makes Podcasting special is the idea of choice – Unlike radio, that has limited options and limitations of Location and time, you can listen to podcast anywhere, anytime. Not to forget, the rich diversity of content available for listening. And if you don’t find a podcast of your interest? Why don’t you start one? That takes me to lesson number 2As Independent Podcaster, your greatest strengths are your curiosity and a niche space. As Chhavi mentioned, the big production companies are not interested in niche space because this is not where the big audience is or the big money is. So that leaves you with an opportunity to create content in areas that you are deeply curious about.Being your own boss is a myth – I love the idea of being your own boss, but no matter who you are – An employee, an entrepreneur or a free-lacer, there is someone who always demands your time. It could be your employer or your client. What you certainly choose is who has this control to and to what extent. The tradeoff generally is time and freedom instead of more money. If you can afford to make this trade off, then great.
Find Out How She Does It all: Crime Thrillers, Biographies, Children's Fiction, Journalism and MoreOn this episode of Books and Beyond with Bound, we speak to Deepanjana Pal, author of Hush a Bye Baby, a thriller about a murderous gynaecologist. She is also the author of the biography of artist Ravi Verma. And to top it off, she is a journalist who also writes children’s fiction. She tells us why she thinks genre is a made-up concept, why Harry Potter is overrated (gasp) and how commercial fiction can offer great lessons in writing.On the episode, we chat about patriarchy, female feticide and the implications of having a female antagonist in a feminist novel. Deepanjana gushes about her love for reading and writing, she has loved words since she was three years old and how she can’t imagine doing anything else, yet warns us about the practicalities of the profession. 'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick.Deepanjana Pal is a Mumbai-based author and journalist. She is the author of Hush A Bye Baby and The Painter: A Life of Ravi Varma. She studied English Literature at St. Stephen’s College and postcolonial theory and literature at University of Warwick. Her non-fiction writing on culture and gender has appeared in publications like The Atlantic, Wallpaper, Caravan, Buzzfeed and Vogue. She has worked with Time Out Mumbai, Firstpost and Newslaundry and is currently an associate editor with The Hindustan Times.You can get your copy of her books here: https://www.amazon.in/Books-Deepanjana-Pal/s?rh=n%3A976389031%2Cp_27%3ADeepanjana+PalTune in every Wednesday for a new episode.Follow Bound on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @boundindiaFollow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com/podcast/
 7 years. 8 drafts. Find out why she rewrote her award-winning manuscript again and again.On this episode on Books and Beyond with Bound, we are joined by Avni Doshi, the author of the award-winning Girl in White Cotton. It's about a twisted-mother daughter relationship, and the famous Osho ashram even has a role to play!Avni talks to us about new methods of writing, including a concept called sense writing. We discuss unconscious writing, and how one can access their creative side through a meditative relaxed state.We talk about authenticity and inspiration – and the confrontations she faced when basing her characters on real-life incidents and what she thinks such issues mean to writers.From writing detoxes to editing, Avni provides a ton of practical takeaways for aspiring writers on this episode. She tells us more about her writing process – how her first novel took 7 years and 8 drafts to complete and everything she’s learned since then. We talk about perspective, voice and bias – issues which are extremely pertinent in the media age – and how she reflected them in her novel.'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick.Born in New Jersey, Avni Doshi completed her BA in Art History from Barnard College in New York and an MA in History of Art at University College London. While working as an art writer and curator in India, Avni began writing fiction in her spare time. She has been awarded the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize and a Charles Pick Fellowship. Her current focus is fiction and experimental art writing. She is also making art out of the remnants of old manuscripts. Burnt Sugar / Girl in White Cotton is her first novel. Avni lives in Dubai with her family.You can get your copy of her book here: https://www.amazon.in/Girl-White-Cotton-Avni-Doshi/dp/9353571383Tune in every Wednesday for a new episode.Follow Bound on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @boundindiaFollow our podcast on Instagram: @boundpodcastsYou can check out our website at https://www.boundindia.com/podcast/
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Birthdate
Dec 13th, 1976
Location
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Episode Count
159
Podcast Count
8
Total Airtime
3 days, 11 hours
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 781050