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Fund the Next 50 Episodes of Kahani Jaani Anjaani
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    Piyush Agarwal

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

Become part of the journey of a leading Hindi Fiction podcast with over 300k downloads across 92 countries. "Kahani Jaani Anjaani" podcast will hit the 100 Episode Milestone in March 2022. Contribute in our crowdfund and help us publish 50 more episodes! Let's continue spreading the joy of stories and be one of the leading podcasts in Fiction. Find our story below.

Do you believe in the magic of stories? Do you believe that stories have the power to transport you to a different world, transform you completely with its characters, and also take away some of the pain from our world? Well, if you do, then you are like me, someone who believes that stories have transformational power.

How it started?

Five years back, I started "Kahani Jaani Anjaani" podcast on a whim. Back then the idea was to reconnect with my roots with a language that I really used to enjoy - Hindi.

Back then, it was a very irregular podcast with hardly any consistency. But even with that kind of irregularity and very few episodes, people started reaching out and telling me that the stories are making a difference for them. However, the real journey of the podcast started two years back...

...That was when we were struck by this virus that changed our life as to how we see it today. Back then, people were struggling to understand a disease that they had no clue about a few weeks back. People were scared for keeping their loved ones safe. under pressure of working from home, managing chores and finding normalcy. Understanding how stories can help get people together at this hour, Kahani Jaani Anjaani podcast really kicked off to become what it is today! Devanshi Batra joined me on this journey as the curator and producer of the show. 

The impact of Kahani Jaani Anjaani?

Every Friday a new story came out with different themes, different worlds and different characters. And for some time, these stories took people away from the pain that they were surrounded by. The journey started with the goal to publish just 12 episodes but our listeners ensured that we don't stop. Over time, we realized that we are not only connecting people to their roots with stories, we are helping listeners with their mental health and also shedding light on the authors of today.

Most people know only a handful of hindi authors when in fact, a lot more people are crafting stories today! These stories were not getting the attention they deserved neither were they reaching enough people. And that's where our mission behind Kahaani Jaani Anjaani became clear - "Bring Life to Lost Stories and Spread Joy for Listeners & Writers across the globe."

The make Kahani Jaani Anjaani different? 

Over 100 Episodes, we uncovered stories that are unheard, forgotten or untold. We brought forth voices of new-age authors and put spotlight on stories that should reach more people. We interviewed new & veteran writers to understand their process of crafting a story. We delivered two successful editions of "Ankahi Kahaniyaan", our story writing competition, receiving entries from several first-time writers and gave away cash prizes.

Over the last two years, we have packaged every episode so that our subscribers can experience the true power of audio stories. These stories were not just read, but brought to life using my experience of being a theatre actor and voiceover artist. 

What makes Kahani Jaani Anjaani successful? 

Dramatized reading of the stories are done making sure that the characters, the spaces and the emotions come out as true to the story as possible. Apart from this our curation process & author interviews creates a truly audience-focused Show! 

Kahani Jaani Anjaani podcast is downloaded by 3000+ listeners every week. We have got several emails and messages appreciating the work we are doing behind the episodes. Each episode takes over 20 hours/week from story selection to rehearsals to recording & editing to getting published. Episodes with Author Interviews take even longer. And so far, all of this has been completely self-funded.

So, what Next?

Being among the TOP 2% of Global Podcasts, 100 episodes & 300k+ downloads, we are at a point where we cannot bootstrap/fund this project further. This is where YOU come in!

I have self-funded the podcast through the years taking care of all expenses including hosting services, recording gear, editing services, team salaries and more. This investment has ensured that we never missed publishing an episode over the last 2yrs. Being true to the essence of the podcast, we have also ensured that we don't follow the traditional route of monetizing using ads because that sort of undermines the goal of the podcast.

Great! How can YOU help?
 
You can start with making a contribution towards this Crowdfunding project and help us hit our goal by the time we publish our 101st Episode. The amount can be small or big... every penny is appreciated. Also, please share the project so that we can reach more people and hit our goal faster.

Will you get something? 

Apart from a BIIIIIIIG Thank You & Hug, we would love to feature all contributors on our website. We will also be making share some of our future work exclusively with the contributors.  

Your support will help the podcast continue to spread the joy of storytelling and impact lives of people across the globe. We can continue to bring forward a lot more new, unheard writers & their stories.  

That's all folks!

Please check some of our achievements, recognitions and an expense breakup below. All proceeds will be used only towards the production & operational expenses. Help us continue to spread the magic of stories through Kahani Jaani Anjaani!

Thank you... Piyush Agarwal
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Recognition for Kahani Jaani Anjaani
  • Rated avg. 4.7 with over 80 Reviews on Apple Podcast
  • Ranked as the #1 Fiction Podcast in India by Amazon Music
  • Among the TOP 2% podcasts out of 2,777,798 podcasts globally (Source-Listen Notes) 
  • Featured under Editor's Choice by Gaana
  • Consistently ranks in the TOP 5 Fiction Podcasts in India on Apple Charts - the only Hindi podcast to do so!
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Some Audience Reviews for Kahani Jaani Anjaani
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Expenses Breakdown mentioned below.  
**Others include paying authors a small fee for their stories if possible.
This will help us thank the writer for their hard work.


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