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The Written Word

The Written Word

By Sunandinii
A bi-weekly, bilingual podcast that's mostly as poetic as the name suggests. If you like what you hear - do get in touch. It would mean a lot to me.

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The giant reset
What it means to be alive during a global pandemic. Or at least my take on it. If you have any suggestions on what I should talk about on the podcast, contact me on Instagram -
June 10, 2021
Srijan - The Meaning Maker
Srijan is by his own admission a voracious reader and that reflects in his pieces. He has these incredible insights into life that are usually hard to come by. You can follow him on Instagram -
June 5, 2021
Meet your superpower
What if I told you you have a superpower? What if I told you you don’t need time or money to change the world? All you need is your presence.
May 14, 2021
Jenna - the Poetess
I first discovered Jenna on Instagram. Here's her info - Also, she comes up with these incredible writing prompts every month so give that a shot if you want. Her books are available on Amazon. If you like this podcast, please share the link with your friends and family.
April 14, 2021
Stop being good
I’m not telling you anything here. You have to listen to the episode if you want to know more. Also if you like my content, follow me on Spotify OR rate/write a review on apple podcasts OR send me a voice note on Anchor OR drop me an email. Looking forward to hearing from you.
April 6, 2021
Emina - the Dreamer
In this episode I narrate two poems of the soulful and powerful poetess Emina. You can find her on Instagram - Stay tuned for the next episode, and thank you for listening.
March 24, 2021
Gareth - The Romantic
Gareth is a poet currently residing in Melbourne. His books are available on Amazon. You can also find him on Instagram -
February 28, 2021
Season Three (Trailer)
This Season will be a homage to my favorite poets from around the world, especially the countries where this podcast made it to the charts. Thank you for all the love
February 28, 2021
Saturn’s Decrees with Nidhu from Mystic Lotus & Dragonflies
Nidhu is the co-creator of The Mystic Lotus & Dragonflies community - and in this episode she talks about Saturn’s decrees. Intrigued? Press play.
February 11, 2021
A new way of writing poetry with Raphael Joseph
This short conversation will give you an insight into a way of writing known as meta poetry which is wildly popular internationally. From a layman’s point of view Raphael manages to make the process of writing sound poetic. I found his take on poetry writing extremely fresh and I wanted you to get to know him through this conversation. You can follow him on Instagram -
February 4, 2021
What are Switchwords and how they help with Kusum
Switchwords, energy circles, remedies are tools that can help you navigate some dark times. And there is no better guide than Kusum if you are just venturing into this world. You can find her on Instagram -
February 1, 2021
What is a Queer Sensitisation Catalyst with IAF officer Delshad Delshad is a retired Indian Air Force veteran and has found her calling in training and sensitising parents, teens, young adults and corporates about the travails faced by the members of the Queer community.
January 28, 2021
Understanding human connectivity with Chi_on_cha
A wonderful conversation about human connectivity and communication. Chi is a wonderful guide who will hold your hand through the journey when you need to figure out who you are. You can find her on Instagram as
January 22, 2021
Women & their superpowers based on numbers with Riddika Panchaal
Join us as we talk about women and numbers. Discover what it’s like to be an opinionated woman living life on her own terms and why it’s so important to be that way. Find and connect with Riddika on Instagram -
January 18, 2021
Learning new tricks with Vikram (TBH Circle)
A scintillating conversation with the very knowledgeable Mr Vikram from TBH Circle - I learned a lot. I hope you will too
January 15, 2021
Millennials? Nah! We’re the ‘Innovation Generation’
Are you a Millennial who is tired of being addressed as a Millennial? It’s time to redefine who you are. It’s time to change the narrative. It’s time to be - The Innovation Generation.
January 10, 2021
10 things I've never told you (but you probably know)
A small attempt to post something romantic.
December 28, 2020
Don't fight screen time. Use it better.
You have tried it all - discipline, bargain, control, negotiation. Now - try the smile test. To know more listen to this episode. A big thank you to for sponsoring this episode.
December 26, 2020
Instagram is a vision board
This episode details how we can use social media consciously to manifest a better life for ourselves. If you like what you hear feel free to get in touch with me on Instagram or you can email me here -
December 22, 2020
Average (is just a word)
Details on why I don't agree with those who call themselves average and on why I think there's no such thing.
December 17, 2020
Talking about Dwarfism with Riddhi
The story of a mother's courage and a young child's resilience. A story of hope and acceptance.
December 11, 2020
What if we all had an invisible hourglass above our heads that only others could see? Would it change the way they saw us? Fascinating thought, isn't it?
November 30, 2020
How to build a cosmetic brand with Lushhias
If you are fascinated by the cosmetics industry or product innovation is your thing. If you've ever wondered how to start your own cosmetics brand, listen in and follow the very talented woman behind the brand on Instagram -
November 25, 2020
What makes someone a great person, and how we can aspire to be one
November 23, 2020
Special Day (5K!!!)
Updated my podcast cover art in honor of reaching 5k downloads. It's designed by Elias aka 'podcastnameh' on Instagram.
November 17, 2020
How to self-heal & face your fears with Natalie
Natalie - who is also available on Instagram as heartspace_healing - is a close friend and a woman I'm highly inspired by. In this conversation we delve deep into the human fear of loneliness and how to heal yourself when there's no one else to rely on.
November 4, 2020
Dear Heartbroken
This episode is dedicated to all those who have ever had their hearts broken - in love, friendship or relationship.
November 1, 2020
Special guest for 50th episode
In this episode, I decided to interview my 10 year old - Yug and listen to his ideas about the education system and what positive changes we can make to it. This is just a fun way for me to indulge him and show him that his voice and his opinions will always matter. Hope you enjoy it.
October 28, 2020
Behind the scenes
A small insight into what started this journey, why I launched this podcast and how it has been so far. If you think of other things you would like me to talk about , send me a voice note or drop an email at
October 25, 2020
This is a dedication to every woman out there fighting her own battle every day. I see you. You’re important. Don’t anyone ever tell you otherwise.
October 5, 2020
Using happiness as therapy with Vedantika - the happiness therapist
Vedantika is a happiness therapist and her Instagram id is -
October 2, 2020
Trying to give words to the struggle of every insomniac ever.
September 28, 2020
A young chef/entrepreneur on what it takes to be one. Presenting Varun
Meet Varun. He's in his 20s and he's already a chef, a dj, and f&b consultant & an entrepreneur. Guess it's true. You're never too young to chase your dreams.
September 25, 2020
How culture influences writing with Meryem Nuh
Her pen name Kitab-al-zohor translates to 'Book of roses' in Arabic, and she's finally releasing a book next year. Meet Meryem, and fall in love with her, like I did. You can find her on Instagram -
September 21, 2020
Being original as a creative with Marc
An interesting conversation with the one and only Mr M.C. Turner. Modern day maverick also known as 'marcofcane' on Instagram -
September 20, 2020
The best things in life come in the form of an unexpected surprise. Like a lover relying on a mellifluous melody to get the beloved to spend time with them.
September 16, 2020
Being a first time mother in a pandemic with Nikita
A heart to heart with a first time mother about what the experience of motherhood has been like during these unprecedented times.
September 14, 2020
An uncomfortable silence
This episode talks about suicide and why it is not the answer to whatever it is that you're facing. I urge you to share it with as many people as possible in the hope that it will reach that one person who really needs these words right now.
September 11, 2020
Talking about mental health with Aanchal - the offbeat therapist
A brief introduction on what mental health really is and how we can help those afflicted by it with Aanchal Gehi -
August 29, 2020
The writer and the muse with the bilingual poet Sagar
A short conversation with an immensely talented writer.
July 29, 2020
Khaas (Special)
Things are never special unless people make them so. This episode will tell you why.
July 24, 2020
Talking about Whorls Within with Nandini Sen Mehra
Nandini Sen Mehra is a poet and the voice behind Whorls Within - her book that is now available on Amazon. Come, fall in love with her - like I did.
July 19, 2020
Through the ages, every human life that ever came into being has had a deep buried desire to leave behind a legacy. Something of theirs that remains in this world long after they are gone. If you are one of those people with a dream like that, do give this a listen.
July 15, 2020
Being a writer and the female perspective with Firdaus
Meet Firdaus, a sensitive soulful writer whom I've had the honor of calling my friend for the past many years. You can find her on Instagram under the name ‘firdauswrites'. In this episode we get into the nitty gritty of writing and why women writers are so important today.
July 13, 2020
Season Two
This is a trailer of things to come in the second season of the written word. Expect lots of new voices and fresh perspectives.
July 13, 2020
Colours is the last episode of Season 1, and it’s all about putting dots on paper. Intrigued? Press play! It was a fun experience sharing my thoughts with you. Now on to Season Two. I promise to make it worth your while. As always, thanks for listening!
June 30, 2020
The answer to the question - what happened to the kind of love stories poets used to write about?
June 27, 2020
Hopefully a new insight into an old problem
June 24, 2020
A tribute to the first crush we had. To the first time we fell in love. To the people we never gathered the courage to talk to. A tribute to the one sided love we left behind as part of growing up. A tribute to all our what ifs in life
June 18, 2020
Adam & Ava Part Three
This is the final part of Adam Ava and Lexi's story. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
June 15, 2020
Adam & Ava Part Two
A continuation of the story about second chances and new beginnings.
June 14, 2020
Adam & Ava Part One
A beautiful journey and a story about second chances.
June 12, 2020
An apology and an attempt to make it right.
June 9, 2020
A humorous take on marriage and what being a couple is like.
June 7, 2020
Thank you for 1k. Thank you for the love.
June 4, 2020
A tribute to Sufi poetry, and it's love for the Divine.
June 1, 2020
A special guest
A look at how this pandemic has affected the children in our lives
May 29, 2020
You are special. And I can prove it.
May 27, 2020
This is a piece about the transition of humanity during the Corona virus outbreak of 2020
May 25, 2020
This is a piece to those who fight a quiet battle every day behind closed doors.
May 23, 2020
Beauty & Beast
An imperfect fairytale for those who still believe.
May 21, 2020
Appreciating the one who makes my life meaningful
May 18, 2020
Sometimes an unbidden memory can bring a smile during a dark time.
May 17, 2020
Storms and her
A memory about the girl who loved storms the way I loved her.
May 13, 2020
Rules of love
A few simple rules for this special time.
May 11, 2020
Love you Maa
A dedication to the woman who raised me. Unconventionally, of course.
May 10, 2020
If you think that a heartbreak and an earthquake have nothing in common, listen to this and allow me a chance to change your mind.
May 6, 2020
Boys will be boys
The title is self explanatory
May 5, 2020
An honest look at what really matters to us as human beings.
May 2, 2020
A letter about the love of a lifetime
May 1, 2020
Bad boys & good girls
An attempt to understand the appeal of the forbidden fruit
April 30, 2020
Stranger on the beach.
A beach vacation. A quiet spot. A random encounter. Coincidence? Or fate?
April 29, 2020
Michael & Ivy
A letter for every girl and that one epic almost love of her life.
April 28, 2020
A love letter
Just stringing along some thoughts of you and giving them a voice.
April 27, 2020
Your voice
To some people.....a voice is just a voice. But to a writer it can be so much more.
April 25, 2020
It was. Until it wasn't.
A short poem about how love, or the realization of it, has the power to transform an ordinary day into something magical.
April 24, 2020
The powers that be
This is a short description of the awakening that's currently happening across the globe.
April 23, 2020
Quiet Girls Love
This is a poem by me that speaks about the depths in the hearts of those girls and women who are often hard to read for their partners.
April 21, 2020