Shudh Desi Gay
Though you hear a gay couple discuss every-thing from dating apps to coming out here, you must not expect deep political chats about gender and sexuality. With delightful ‘hinglish’ conversations, Shudh Desi Gay is the perfect antidote to the tortured puns and laboured dialogue of other podcast content.
The Big Indian Ghotala
This podcast deconstructs the shocking innovative-ness of Indian fraudsters. From fake cricket matches to scamming the Indian Railways, you’ll find here the rulebook of a good swindle. Barring some overworked similes and its exagger-ated cheer, the podcast is perfect for fans of Bad Boy Billionaires.
Love Aaj Kal with Astha and Ankit
Love aaj Kal addresses lighter subjects, such as how to make your profile on a dating app, along with more nuanced ones about emotional violence, love in the age of divisive politics and domestic violence.
Baaigatha: Classic stories for children
Baalgatha narrates stories from the Jatakas, Panchat-antra and hitopadesha, along with an occasional story featuring flying auto-rickshaws, all stories with ‘morals’, but, luckily, they don’t revel in on-your-nose platitudes.
Death, lies and cyanide
Journalist Sashi Kumar investigates the life of Jolly, someone who kills six of her relatives over a span of 14 years, including her husband and a two-year-old child. This 10-episode podcast on Jolly’s serial murders in an idyllic village in Kerala is perfect for all true crime fans and aficionados to binge on.
Josh Talks is already well known for inspirational nuggets from those who have ‘made it big’. This one serves up an assorted platter of success stories that range from your usual rags-to-riches tales to the overcoming of trauma. Their guests include IAS and government officers, RJs and small businessmen.
Superheroes of Indian Mythology
Like the name suggests, this podcast tells stories of heroes, both male and female, from Indian epics