Chase: Discover untold stories in this new web series

  • Joanna Lobo, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jun 18, 2016 18:31 IST
The latest episode in the Chase series explores the dying tradition of gun-making by the Wancho tribe in Longding, Arunachal Pradesh.

In a remote part of Arunachal Pradesh, follow a tribe that makes guns and gunpowder. Or watch as bookies discuss how they use as a benchmark for framing their odds.

In a month-old documentary series called Chase, ScoopWhoop and Newslaundry are telling interesting, investigative stories in fortnightly installments.

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The latest episode, out last week, explores the dying tradition of gun-making among the Wancho tribe of Longding, Arunachal Pradesh. “Every story of ours has a sense of adventure, and some shock value too,” says Avalok Langer, 29, director of the Chase team.

Watch: Making and using guns and gunpowder is a way of life for the Wancho tribe

Man of the Match: Inside a Bookie’s Den, meanwhile, sees a shadowy bookie share inside information about the world of illegal betting. The next episode will follow the journey of a bottle of Scotch.

“The bookie episode was gripping. It didn’t glorify betting but explained the process and it echoed my thoughts about its legalisation,” says viewer Pratik Mishra, 28, revenue strategist. “These stories are appealing because of the unusual subject matter, the slick editing and the amount of research that goes into each episode.”

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What: A documentary series exploring interesting subjects like illegal betting, witch doctors and head hunters

Where: Chase

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