16 January 2023
Kissa Khaki Ka: Delhi Police celebrates one year of podcasting
• First police force in India to have its podcast
• Stories are aired every Sunday
• 55 stories broadcast in a span of one year
• Vartika Nanda is the official storyteller
Commissioner of Police, Delhi Shri Sanjay Arora facilitated the entire team of Kissa Khaki Ka at the police headquarters on 16th January. This the first and the only podcast in India which is run by the police department started on 16th January 2022. This podcast series have presented to the world unique stories of crime and humanity related to Delhi Police personnels.
Release of the book- Kissa Khaki Ka
On this occasion, CP Delhi released the book titled Kissa Khaki Ka- Varsh Ek, Smritiyan Anek at the Adarsh Auditorium, Police headquarters in Delhi. This book has a collection of all the 54 episodes broadcast till 16th January 2023.
The felicitation of storyteller and the team
The Police Commissioner felicitated Dr. Vartika Nanda on this occasion, appreciating her efforts to do this work on an honorary basis. The creative designing team of Delhi Police, Akhya, and the PRO team of Delhi Police were also felicitated along with all those police personnels who have appeared in Kissa Khaki Ka in the past one year.
Storytelling through audio platform
Kissa Khaki Ka is broadcast every Sunday at 2pm on all the social media platforms of Delhi Police. There is a wide range of stories that have been covered so far ranging from murder abduction and cybercrime. The storytelling includes both the stories of solving a crime and also tales of humanity.
The voice of Delhi Police
Kissa Khaki Ka is conceived written invoiced by media educator and prison reformer Dr. Vartika Nanda. She heads the Department of journalism at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University. She also runs a podcast series, Tinka Tinka Jail Radio, the only podcast in India dedicated to prison reforms. Speaking on the occasion, she reflected upon her journey as a television journalist, her doctoral research work on coverage of rape cases by the media, work on prison reforms through Tinka Tinka foundation and her observations on the changing face of media with the perspective of a media educator. She urged the police force to disseminate the good work of police personnel by making available these podcasts as a piece of study at various police training institutes.
The Selfie Point
Delhi Police has created two special selfie points at the police headquarters so that all those who come to the headquarter make it a point to get their pictures clicked at this selfie point.
While Kissa Khaki Ka has already started appearing as a piece of question in various competitive exams, this digital storytelling has a long way to go.
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