Sarla’s stories don’t have any sound effects. “It’s just a grandmother telling a story to her children,” Sarla states simply. “It has to be personal,” she says.
When Sarla records a story, she does it in one sitting, without breaks, edits or cuts and on her phone. It’s informal, intimate in nature – almost as if a grandmother was telling the story right in front of them.
Once Kahaniwali Nani started, it grew immensely popular, mostly through word of mouth from her first subscribers. “One time, I got around 800 subscription requests in a day from Mumbai,” Sarla tells. Now, she has subscribers from all over the country.