The Desi Crime Podcast
About the Podcast
Desi Killers, Desi Kidnappers, Desi Criminals: find them all here. We are your one-stop shop for all things Desi, and all things Crazy. Tooooooooo much of true crime is centered around America -- New York murder this, Chicago killer that. What about the Delhi Dons, the Karachi Killers, the Bangladeshi Burglars?! If you're tired of the same true crime stories from the same parts of the world, come to the Desi Crime Podcast for true DESI crimes. Spanning 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, complex, corrupt and hardly documented. With thorough research on the most sinister cases, we’ll take you on a bumpy, jaw-dropping ride around South Asia. Crime is a popular genre in India, where boomers watched CID, millennials read John Grisham, and now, Gen Z can tune into The Desi Crime Podcast.
About the Host
Aishwarya Singh & Aryaan Misra
Originally born in India, Aishwarya Singh is a world traveler. Having lived in 20 different cities spanning four countries and four continents, she finally decided to settle down in the good ole’ USA in 2019. When Aishwarya isn’t getting her weekly dose of adrenaline by turning off the lights and tuning into the “Crime Junkie” podcast alone at night, she is thinking about those pesky nuclear weapons running amok all around the world. Aishwarya has previously interned under Shelton Williams, an advisor to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and was a special assistant to Madeleine Albright. When she isn’t working on her own podcast or thinking about the thermodynamic stability of the atomic nucleus, Aishwarya can be found buried under a pile of LSAT books, volunteering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or hunting on Zillow for real estate beyond her reach.
Half “Joe-Rogan-listening-gym-bro” and half “Rupert-Brooke-reading-romantic,” Aryaan Misra’s name means “destined to do something great.” So naturally, he embarked on the noble path of creating a true-crime podcast. Although Aryaan was compelled to choose between the noble professions of engineering or medicine while growing up in India after much thought and contemplation (and to his mother’s disappointment) he majored in philosophy. As any good philosopher would do, he wrote a campus-wide memo on the importance of protecting free speech, which unsurprisingly didn’t get the most positive reception from his fellow students. His free speech shenanigans led him to work with filmmaker Ted Balaker on “The Coddling of The American Mind” documentary, announce that he’s a liberal on Fox and Friends, and serendipitously meet his boss, Ravi. Aryaan has served as a mentor to aspiring podcasters for Spotify and he’s hitchhiked across Africa and Asia. He’d be happy to tell you all about the adventure many, many, many, many, many times.