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Presenting Khooni -The Crimes of India Podcast, where every week two Indian girls, try to navigate the murky waters of true crime in their country. Join us as we narrate, bemoan and sometimes (only sometimes! we promise) joke about the sordid but riveting details of each case. Whether you are a true crime aficionado, budding sleuth, secret deviant, or just looking for something interesting to jazz up your boring commute or jog, this podcast has a little something for all of you!

Khooni : The Crimes of India KhooniCast

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 157 Ratings

Presenting Khooni -The Crimes of India Podcast, where every week two Indian girls, try to navigate the murky waters of true crime in their country. Join us as we narrate, bemoan and sometimes (only sometimes! we promise) joke about the sordid but riveting details of each case. Whether you are a true crime aficionado, budding sleuth, secret deviant, or just looking for something interesting to jazz up your boring commute or jog, this podcast has a little something for all of you!

    **Special Episode** - Aman Vyas

    **Special Episode** - Aman Vyas

    We talk about the serial rapist labeled the E-17 Night Stalker in the UK who was caught by the UK authorities after an unusual (for the time) DNA Test. This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Ogilvy as part of their #savetheevidence campaign. 

    Follow their campaign on instagram @wheresthedna.

    • 13 min
    52. Part 4 - D Company after 1993

    52. Part 4 - D Company after 1993

    In the concluding episode of this series, and also the Season we tell you everything that happened after the 1993 Bombay Blasts, introduce a few new characters, and talk about Dawood's life after 1993. 

    ]We also talk a bit about Cricket but don't judge 'cause we dunno anything about Cricket.

    You can buy us a biryani at : 

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    Sources :

    1. Dongri to Dubai : Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia by S.Hussain Zaidi https://www.amazon.in/Dongri-Dubai-Decades-Mumbai-Mafia/dp/8174368949

    2. https://www.indiatoday.in/world/neighbours/story/dawood-ibrahim-children-weddings-142619-2011-10-04

    3. https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/jan/07/supreme-court%E2%80%8B-dismisses-abu-salems-petition-claiming-his-extradition-illegal-2246779.html

    4. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/where-does-dawood-ibrahim-live-in-karachi-pakistan-has-three-addresses/story-yQQycwMwEOePyQSc6PluZI.html

    • 1 hr 49 min
    51. Part 3 - Bombay Blasts 1993

    51. Part 3 - Bombay Blasts 1993

    We continue the tale of the Mumbai Mafia, and talk about three interconnected, ghastly events between December 1992 and March 1993, spanning the length of the country, which changed the communal dynamic of India forever.
    You can also buy us a Biryani at :
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    References:
    1. Black Friday by Hussain Zaidi
    2. Report of the Liberhan Ayodhya Commission
    3. Report of the Sri Krishna Commission available at chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.unipune.ac.in%2Fsnc%2Fcssh%2FHumanRights%2F04%2520COMMUNAL%2520RIOTS%2FA%2520-%2520%2520ANTI-MUSLIM%2520RIOTS%2F06%2520-%2520MAHARASHTRA%2Fn.pdf&clen=6101073&chunk=true
    4.  https://thewire.in/politics/the-provocateur-in-chief-l-k-advani
    5. https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/cover-story/story/19921231-babri-masjid-demolation-was-orchestrated-according-to-an-action-plan-with-key-elements-767335-2013-01-22
    6. https://theprint.in/pageturner/excerpt/rakesh-maria-after-babri-riots-bombay-muslims-asked-dawood-to-help/368561/
    7.  https://www.telegraphindia.com/culture/style/the-man-who-knew-too-much/cid/1552599
    8. https://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-i-warned-police-but-they-didn-t-pay-heed-gul-mohammed-1056646
    9. https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/india-today-archives/story/19940915-transcript-of-yakub-memon-sensational-karachi-tape-809615-1994-09-15

    • 1 hr 22 min
    **Special Episode** - Interview with Senior Advocate Vivek Sood

    **Special Episode** - Interview with Senior Advocate Vivek Sood

    In this Special Episode which is a part of our collaboration with Ogilvy's #DNAfightsrape #SavetheEvidenceCampaign, Sneha talks to Senior Counsel Vivek Sood about the new DNA Bill, and the legal aspects of DNA Forensic Analysis in India and particularly how invaluable it is for getting justice in cases of sexual assault. 
    Give this a listen, follow the campaign @wheresthedna on Instagram and Twitter and stay informed! 

    • 36 min
    50. Part - 2 : Making of a Don

    50. Part - 2 : Making of a Don

    Join us as we discuss the early life and the events that led to Dawood becoming the Top don of Bombay and then made him flee to Dubai. Sneha is very apologetic about the delay, but enjoy this long and very intense episode! 
    Also, this is our Fiftieth Episode, not counting the Shorties!! Have fun! 
    You can support us by buying us a Biryani at :
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    Sources : 
    1. Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia https://www.amazon.in/Dongri-Dubai-Decades-Mumbai-Mafia/dp/8174368949
    2. https://www.firstpost.com/india/don-to-dusk-dawood-family-loses-india-grip-6624361.html
    3. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/dawood-ibrahims-wife-visited-mumbai-in-2016-his-brother-iqbal-kaskar-tells-police/article19735880.ece

    • 1 hr 33 min
    49. Part-1 : Bombay Before Dawood

    49. Part-1 : Bombay Before Dawood

    In the first episode of our deep dive into the life and crimes of Dawood Ibrahim we look at Mumbai Mafia’s origins and landscape from the 1950s till Dawood was born, and the various factors and people who paved the way for him to later become what he is today.

    You can support us by buying us a Biryani at :

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    Sources :

    1. Dongri to Dubai : Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia by S.Hussain Zaidi

    2. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/when-tamil-dons-ruled-bombay/articleshow/49623540.cms

    3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varadarajan_Mudaliar

    4. https://web.archive.org/web/20121105194837/http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-03/news-interviews/29732873_1_tamil-film-agneepath-haji-mastan

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Aditya Gopchandani ,

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY For me

Today marks the day I started listening to Khooni, I was on the bed with my cousin, both of us being true crime fans, and ,iOS users, hence this review, I hope yall can find time for us after the lockdown, we hope yall keep uploading! Best Podcast ☺️

Ravikiran Blr ,

One of the best Indian true crime podcasts!!

I love how Aditi and Sneha have kept the whole series so grounded and researched a lot about all the cases. The narrative keeps you on your toes more like av friend telling you a very interesting incident! A great listen for any true crime junkies.

uditt1991 ,

Great desi podcast

Finally a great podcast that captures the indian true crim genre. Great work guys!

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