पॉडभारती अप्रेल 2007 में प्रारंभ एक हिन्दी पॉडपत्रिका है, जो तकनलाजी, इंटरनेट पर भारतीय भाषाओं से संबंधित तकनीक व जानकारी तथा सामयिक विषयों और मनोरंजन पर विविध समाचार-विचार प्रस्तुत करती है। इसकी मूल परिकल्पना व सहनिर्माण किया देबाशीष चक्रवर्ती और शशि सिंह ने।

पॉडभारती के पुराने व नये जालस्थल, लोगो व बैनर का निर्माण देबाशीष ने किया। पहले पहल पॉडभारती अपनी आडियो फाईलें ब्लिप पर सहेजा करता था, फिर यह होस्टिंग पॉडबाज़ार द्वारा उपलब्ध कराई गई। पॉडबाजार के भी बंद होने के पश्चात अब हम साउंडक्लाउड का प्रयोग कर रहे हैं। Podbharati.com के तहत बन रहे पॉडभारती के नये शो Anchor.fm पर होस्टेड हैं।

पॉडभारती का मूल डोमेन Podbharti.com शशि द्वारा खरीदा गया था। इसके 2012 में एक्सपायर होने और 2012 में ही Podbazaar.com के बंद होने के बाद के बाद अनेक मूल MP3 फाईलें गायब हो गईं। अपने निजी संग्रह और Web Archives की मदद से देबाशीष ने मूल फाईलों को पुनः जमा कर इन्हें साउंडक्लाउड पर रखा। पुराना पार्क्ड डोमेन अब चीनीयों को पैसा कमा कर दे रहा है। हालांकि मई 2020 से, जब यह पॉडकास्ट देबाशीष द्वारा लिये अपने नये डोमेन Podbharati.com पर स्थानांतरित हुआ, यह उपक्रम देबाशीष स्वतंत्र रूप से चला रहे हैं।

Founded in April 2007, Podbharati has been India’s first pure Hindi Podzine (podcast magazine) targeted towards Hindi audience in India and abroad. Its debut podcast, now called “Podbharati Classic” aimed at providing a comprehensive coverage of News & Views about Indian language blogging, Tools, Technology, Current Affairs and the Entertainment Industry.

Podbharati was originally co-founded and co-hosted by Debashish Chakrabarty and Shashi Singh (at the now defunct domain Podbharti.com). In May 2020, Podbharati was relaunched as a Podcast Platform, now owned and run by Debashish independently at its new home Podbharati.com. The old and new website, logo, banner/artwork of Podbharati were created by Debashish.

When we started, Podbharati used to save its audio files on Blip.tv, then this hosting was provided by Podbazaar.com, founded by the California based Indian couple Sujatha Jagannathan and Sriram, where along with the original Podcast (with over 13800 downloads), an abridged version “Podbharati Light” (with over 7000 downloads, remember these were the times of dismal internet speeds and audio streaming was not around) was also hosted. Podbazaar was a natural home for Podbharti given that the platform was targeted at Indian language podcasts and attracted many great talents.

Screen grab from Podbazaar, taken from web.archive.org

After Podbazzar stopped its services the episodes of Podbharati Classic were moved to Soundcloud. Podbharati’s new shows (e.g. Sopaan) are being hosted on various podcast hosts such as Anchor.fm.

Podbharati’s original domain Podbharti.com was bought by Shashi. However, many original MP3 files disappeared after the domain expired in 2012, and Podbazaar.com too was closed the same year. With the help of his personal archives and web archives, Debashish retrieved the original files and placed them on SoundCloud. The old parked domain is now earning money for the Chinese. Since May 2020, when the podcast moved to its new domain Podbharati.com, Debashish has been running the venture independently.

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समीक्षायें | Reviews:

  • “…the tone and style of the podcast is highly reminiscent of 1970-80s style radio, somewhat like Amin Sayani’s famous shows…”, says Amit Ranjan of Webyantra (Amit is the con-founder of SlideShare).
  • Podbharti: Well worth your time, says Pranav of Startup Dunia.
  • Popular technology Indiblogger Amit says, “PodBharati is one show you just cannot afford to miss – excellent production quality, content delivery and choice of topics.”


The the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the host and participants in any of the Podbharati.com Podcast show are entirely personal and do not represent those of their past, present or future employers, neither they do represent them nor speak on behalf of them. Additionally, the host and owner of Podbharati.com does not necessarily endorse the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the show participants.

पॉडभारती के पॉडकास्ट शोज़ में होस्ट एवं सहभागियों द्वारा व्यक्त कोई भी विचार या राय उनके व्यक्तिगत विचार या राय है। वे अपने किसी भी पूर्व, वर्तमान या भावी नियोक्ता का प्रतिनिधित्व नहीं करते ना ही उनके ओर से बोलते हैं। पॉडभारती के कार्यक्रमों में सहभागियों द्वाया वयक्त राय से पॉडभारती के होस्ट व संस्थापक की रजामंदी अनिवार्य नहीं है।