18 episodes

This podcast takes you into the darkest and most remote corners of India, where Chandrima Das (bestselling author of Young Blood and Twisted) uncovers how real events and people from history have transformed into magical myths, strange superstitions, and haunting lores. A ghost soldier guarding the Indo-China border; a ‘black magic’ village in Assam; an imprisoned tree in Kerala; a witch-hunt that still goes on. We will make you rethink your realities, question your beliefs, and face your deepest, darkest fears. Can you handle the truth? Tune in every Friday to find out!

Rumors: Dark Lore From India Bound Podcasts

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    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

This podcast takes you into the darkest and most remote corners of India, where Chandrima Das (bestselling author of Young Blood and Twisted) uncovers how real events and people from history have transformed into magical myths, strange superstitions, and haunting lores. A ghost soldier guarding the Indo-China border; a ‘black magic’ village in Assam; an imprisoned tree in Kerala; a witch-hunt that still goes on. We will make you rethink your realities, question your beliefs, and face your deepest, darkest fears. Can you handle the truth? Tune in every Friday to find out!

    SPOOKS 5: FAN FEVER

    SPOOKS 5: FAN FEVER

    Most of us think Himesh Reshammiya’s popularity was fuelled by his baseball cap, signature nasal twang and proficiency with mixing qawwali and modern beats. But some say the actual cause… is ghosts. Why did multiple villages in Gujarat ban his song ‘Jhalak Dikhla ja’? Did they really believe it caused listeners to become possessed by spirits?
    One strange story. One disturbed place. Many unsolved questions. This is Spooks, a new miniseries in the world of ‘Rumors’. 



    Just like Rumors, Bound helps brands and storytellers create high-quality, knowledgeable, and stellar podcasts with our end-to-end podcast and video production services. Reach out to our producer, Aishwarya Javalgekar, at aishwarya@boundindia.com to get started on your podcasting journey or analyze if a podcast is right for you.
    ‘Rumors’ shines a light on the darkest corners of India, where fact and fiction combine into magical and haunting stories.
    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms.
    Written and voiced by Chandrima Das, a best-selling author, storyteller and an avid collector of dark tales. Follow her @hackiechan on all social media platforms.
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound design by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz

    Disclaimer: This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to outrage, insult, defame, or hurt any religion or religious sentiments, beliefs, feelings of any person, entity, class or community and does not encourage or propagate any superstition, black magic and/ or witchcraft. While every effort has been made in research, we do not make any representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability or completeness of the content.

    • 15 min
    SPOOKS 4: TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT

    SPOOKS 4: TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT

    Back in 1983, Pavagada taluk in Karnataka was shaken by a horrifying series of child abductions. Children sleeping right next to their parents were taken from their beds in the middle of the night. Their remains would later be found at the edge of town. Who took these children? And why? What really happened? Let’s dive into the unsolved mystery of Pavagada’s missing girls.
    One strange story. One disturbed place. Many unsolved questions. This is Spooks, a new miniseries in the world of ‘Rumors’. 



    Just like Rumors, Bound helps brands and storytellers create high-quality, knowledgeable, and stellar podcasts with our end-to-end podcast and video production services. Reach out to our producer, Aishwarya Javalgekar, at aishwarya@boundindia.com to get started on your podcasting journey or analyze if a podcast is right for you.
    ‘Rumors’ shines a light on the darkest corners of India, where fact and fiction combine into magical and haunting stories.
    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms.
    Written and voiced by Chandrima Das, a best-selling author, storyteller and an avid collector of dark tales. Follow her @hackiechan on all social media platforms.
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound design by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz

    Disclaimer: This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to outrage, insult, defame, or hurt any religion or religious sentiments, beliefs, feelings of any person, entity, class or community and does not encourage or propagate any superstition, black magic and/ or witchcraft. While every effort has been made in research, we do not make any representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability or completeness of the content.

    • 17 min
    SPOOKS 3: UNHOLY HOURS

    SPOOKS 3: UNHOLY HOURS

    Day or night, The Three Kings chapel in Goa remains shrouded in silence. But the peace of daytime transitions to eeriness after sundown. Visitors often experience an uneasy feeling or see creepy shadowy figures. If a legend attached to this church is to be believed, this was once the site of violence and bloodshed. What if the violence and bloodshed still linger on as a haunting?
    One strange story. One disturbed place. Many unsolved questions. This is Spooks, a new miniseries in the world of ‘Rumors’. 



    Just like Rumors, Bound helps brands and storytellers create high-quality, knowledgeable, and stellar podcasts with our end-to-end podcast and video production services. Reach out to our producer, Aishwarya Javalgekar, at aishwarya@boundindia.com to get started on your podcasting journey or analyze if a podcast is right for you.
    ‘Rumors’ shines a light on the darkest corners of India, where fact and fiction combine into magical and haunting stories.
    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms.
    Written and voiced by Chandrima Das, a best-selling author, storyteller and an avid collector of dark tales. Follow her @hackiechan on all social media platforms.
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound design by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz

    Disclaimer: This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to outrage, insult, defame, or hurt any religion or religious sentiments, beliefs, feelings of any person, entity, class or community and does not encourage or propagate any superstition, black magic and/ or witchcraft. While every effort has been made in research, we do not make any representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability or completeness of the content.

    • 17 min
    SPOOKS 2: FOWL PLAY

    SPOOKS 2: FOWL PLAY

    The village of Jatinga in Assam is haunted by a deadly secret. Every year, at the end of the monsoons, Jatinga turns into a site of mass bird suicides, earning this quaint mountain hamlet an ominous title: “The Valley of Death.” Why do hundreds of birds swarm the skies above Jatinga and plunge to their deaths? Do birds intentionally come here to die? Or is there something else that pulls them here?
    One strange story. One disturbed place. Many unsolved questions. This is Spooks, a new miniseries in the world of ‘Rumors’. 



    Just like Rumors, Bound helps brands and storytellers create high-quality, knowledgeable, and stellar podcasts with our end-to-end podcast and video production services. Reach out to our producer, Aishwarya Javalgekar, at aishwarya@boundindia.com to get started on your podcasting journey or analyze if a podcast is right for you.
    ‘Rumors’ shines a light on the darkest corners of India, where fact and fiction combine into magical and haunting stories.
    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms.
    Written and voiced by Chandrima Das, a best-selling author, storyteller and an avid collector of dark tales. Follow her @hackiechan on all social media platforms.
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound design by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz

    Disclaimer: This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to outrage, insult, defame, or hurt any religion or religious sentiments, beliefs, feelings of any person, entity, class or community and does not encourage or propagate any superstition, black magic and/ or witchcraft. While every effort has been made in research, we do not make any representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability or completeness of the content.

    • 18 min
    SPOOKS 1: COME TOMORROW

    SPOOKS 1: COME TOMORROW

    A knock on the door in the middle of the night. A voice, sounding suspiciously like someone you know, calls out your name. And if you open the door, that’s the end of you. This is how the ‘Nale Baa’ lore from Karnataka plays out. Who is this female spirit that hunts men? How did the ‘Nale Baa’ legend originate? 
    One strange story. One disturbed place. Many unsolved questions. This is Spooks, a new miniseries in the world of ‘Rumors’. 



    Just like Rumors, Bound helps brands and storytellers create high-quality, knowledgeable, and stellar podcasts with our end-to-end podcast and video production services. Reach out to our producer, Aishwarya Javalgekar, at aishwarya@boundindia.com to get started on your podcasting journey or analyze if a podcast is right for you.
    ‘Rumors’ shines a light on the darkest corners of India, where fact and fiction combine into magical and haunting stories.
    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms.
    Written and voiced by Chandrima Das, a best-selling author, storyteller and an avid collector of dark tales. Follow her @hackiechan on all social media platforms.
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound design by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz

    Disclaimer: This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to outrage, insult, defame, or hurt any religion or religious sentiments, beliefs, feelings of any person, entity, class or community and does not encourage or propagate any superstition, black magic and/ or witchcraft. While every effort has been made in research, we do not make any representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability or completeness of the content.

    • 16 min
    12. CURSED GROUND

    12. CURSED GROUND

    Bhangarh Fort, once renowned for its grandeur, is now infamous for a lover’s curse that continues to haunt it to this day. But Bhangarh in not the only place in Rajasthan associated with curses and resulting ghost sightings. Kuldhara and Kiradu also have similar rumors attached to them. The stories of all three places warn of dire, and supernatural, consequences if anyone should try to re-populate them today. So, what are the common threads that connect Bhangarh, Kuldhara and Kiradu, the three cursed grounds of Rajasthan?
    Just like Rumors, Bound helps brands and storytellers create high-quality, knowledgeable, and stellar podcasts with our end-to-end podcast and video production services. Reach out to our producer, Aishwarya Javalgekar, at aishwarya@boundindia.com to get started on your podcasting journey or analyze if a podcast is right for you.
    ‘Rumors’ shines a light on the darkest corners of India, where fact and fiction combine into magical and haunting stories.
    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms.
    Written and voiced by Chandrima Das, a best-selling author, storyteller and an avid collector of dark tales. Follow her @hackiechan on all social media platforms.
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound design by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz

    Disclaimer: This show is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to outrage, insult, defame, or hurt any religion or religious sentiments, beliefs, feelings of any person, entity, class or community and does not encourage or propagate any superstition, black magic and/ or witchcraft. While every effort has been made in research, we do not make any representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability or completeness of the content.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Anubis1708 ,

Amazing Job (Matching with International Stalwarts)

As an anthropologist, I’m very much connected and intrigued by the different cultures of around the world that inculcate such stories.
You’re inspiring many story geeks and storytellers by your work.
Keep it up.

Ripan Tiwana ,

Great Show

Narration , Music , Plot and Sentence Phrasing is awesome . One of the best podcast channel on apple podcast app .

sia sia 1 ,

So so haunting and entertaining

One of the best lore podcasts I’ve come across

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