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Desi Killers, Desi Kidnappers, Desi Criminals - find them here. Brought to you by Aryaan Misra and Aishwarya Singh, powered by The Desi Studios. We are your one stop shop for all things Desi, and all things Crazy. Support the work we do by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/thedesistudios Tooooooooo much of true crime is centered around America - New York murder this and Chicago Killer that. What about the Delhi Dons and Karachi killers and Bangladeshi Burglars?! If you are tired of the the same-old American murderer, British killer, Australian kidnapper, Canadian stalker… NO MORE! The Desi Crime Podcast brings DESI crimes. From India, Pakistan, Nepal and other brown communities, we’ll bring you cases that can only be described as Desi. Crimes that take place in the Indian subcontinent aren’t remotely similar to Western crimes— desi crimes are gory, complicated, corrupt and hardly documented. After thorough research on the most sinister cases, we’ll take you on a bumpy, jaw dropping ride around South Asia. Stay Crazy. Stay Desi.

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    • 4.8 • 193 Ratings

Desi Killers, Desi Kidnappers, Desi Criminals - find them here. Brought to you by Aryaan Misra and Aishwarya Singh, powered by The Desi Studios. We are your one stop shop for all things Desi, and all things Crazy. Support the work we do by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/thedesistudios Tooooooooo much of true crime is centered around America - New York murder this and Chicago Killer that. What about the Delhi Dons and Karachi killers and Bangladeshi Burglars?! If you are tired of the the same-old American murderer, British killer, Australian kidnapper, Canadian stalker… NO MORE! The Desi Crime Podcast brings DESI crimes. From India, Pakistan, Nepal and other brown communities, we’ll bring you cases that can only be described as Desi. Crimes that take place in the Indian subcontinent aren’t remotely similar to Western crimes— desi crimes are gory, complicated, corrupt and hardly documented. After thorough research on the most sinister cases, we’ll take you on a bumpy, jaw dropping ride around South Asia. Stay Crazy. Stay Desi.

    This Killer Filmed a Confession Before Murdering His Ex | SNU Murder Case

    This Killer Filmed a Confession Before Murdering His Ex | SNU Murder Case

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    [RECAST] On May 18th, an email was sent out to the faculty of Shiv Nadar University at 1:20 pm, which had a link to a confession video. This email was sent to 11 people on the campus. The recipients included a student and some authorities. It was sent by a second year sociology student named Anuj Kumar. The email was titled, ‘S#c#de Note.’ This case shocked students across Indian Universities. Is it that easy to bring a gun inside a college campus? Why did Anuj Send that video? Why was Sneha killed? Find out on this week’s episode of Desi Crime.

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    • 49 min
    109. He Killed His Family, Partied in Prison, & Escaped: Sajal Barui Case

    109. He Killed His Family, Partied in Prison, & Escaped: Sajal Barui Case

    On the midnight of 23rd November 1993, a family’s massacre jolted Shubham Apartments in the Dum Dum region of Kolkata. When the cops arrived the scene of crime, they realized there was one survivor, 16 year old Sajal Barui. Soon, that notion changed. According to India’s Juvenile Justice Act, a person under the age of 18 is viewed as a minor, and is tried as such when they commit a crime. But there are a few rare cases that blur the moral distinction between a child and an adult, a minor versus a mature person, a kid as opposed to a killer. On the midnight of 23rd November 1993, those lines were blurred forever.

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    • 32 min
    108. Why 59 Died In This Cinema: The Uphaar Tragedy

    108. Why 59 Died In This Cinema: The Uphaar Tragedy

    Sandese Aate Hain is a beautiful, old bollywood song. This song is from the movie Border, which hit theaters across the country in June of 1997. That June of 1997, Border was also playing inside one of Delhi’s most famous cinema halls– The Uphaar Grand. By the time the song played and got over though, 59 people had died in the cinema. This is the story of one of India’s most infamous fires. This is the story of the Uphaar Grand.

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    • 50 min
    107. Indian American Student Vanishes: The Mysterious Disappearance of Pravin Varughese

    107. Indian American Student Vanishes: The Mysterious Disappearance of Pravin Varughese

    Sometimes, when Indians move to foreign countries, they migrate with dreams in their heart, stepping away from everything they’ve ever known only to be able to live a better life. This is exactly what Lovely and Mathew Varugese thought they were doing when they moved from India to the United States in 1990. But 2 decades later, every dream they ever came with was going to come crashing down the night their son disappeared. This is the story of that night. This is the story of Pravin Varughese. 

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    • 54 min
    106. World's Longest Catfish Scam: The Tale of Sweet Bobby

    106. World's Longest Catfish Scam: The Tale of Sweet Bobby

    Kirat Assi was a young 30 year old  living in a world where it was becoming more and more common to find love, companionship, and connection online but also a world where deception, scam, and abuse behind a screen ran rampant. This is the story of a single text received in 2010 that changed Kirat’s life and a decade long romance that never actually existed in reality. This is the story of Kirat Assi and her love, Bobby.

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    • 51 min
    Chai & Chithi 17

    Chai & Chithi 17

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    Welcome to Chai & Chithi, a segment where we read some of the scariest, most terrifying, and most haunting stories that YOU send in to us. In this week’s episode, we’re reading: 

    1. The Tonhi
    2. The Gatekeeper
    3. Manjulika
    4. The Red Swift

    To send us your scary stories to read, write to us at staydesi [at] thedesistudios [dot] com. 
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

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Jesus Aishwarya

Came across this podcast few weeks back, love true crime and love desicrime. Great storytelling and buildup. Needless to say, I binge-listened to all the episodes so far. You know the Chai and Cheethi episode is good when Aaryan’s reaction is “Jesus Aishwarya” during Aishwarrya’s narration. All love!! 🫡✌️🫶🏻

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Love it!

I get bored with a lot of true crime podcasts but this one holds my attention. They do a great job of making sure their story isn’t sensationalized and the victims are respected.

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Love them

Live the podcasts. They have my attention throughout!

Also just wanted ed to ask about a case where a young girl was killed on New Year’s Eve? Any breakthroughs ?

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