#TheDeshBhakt with Akash Banerjee

is creating videos, that make socio-political issues fun & informative!

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BASIC LEVEL - Mai Bhi Desh Bhakt!

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  • Access to our members only Deshbhakt Discord server - where u can meet / debate / exchange ideas with fellow DeshBhakts
  • Access to Members only Podcast - Not the 9pm News ... that wraps up with the Prime Time news shows missed. 
  • Also get access to patreon-only posts / behind the scenes happenings / updates on what's next. 
  • Includes Discord benefits

    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL - Pukka Desh Bhakt!

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    • Chat/Give feedback -  with the Patreon.com/TheDeshBhakt chat feature.
    • Access codes to the exclusive Deshbhakt Livestreams we do only for members!
    • PLUS -  all the benefits of the previous tier 
    Includes Discord benefits

    ADVANCED LEVEL - Dabangg Desh Bhakt!

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    • Dabangg DeshBhakts get the first right to ask questions to celebs / guests we get on our shows. 
    • Vote on Videos / Issues / Direction the Channel should take
    • Priority response to Patreon Messages 
    • PLUS all previous benefits
    Includes Discord benefits

    About #TheDeshBhakt with Akash Banerjee

    The DeshBhakt Story So Far...


    June 2018
    - Quit comfy Job as VP at a big media company - sold off house to fund an Independent digital startup - bet on the fact that people will stop watching TV and would appreciate simplified data / facts (laced with blunt satire and fun!)
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    June 2020 - The Deshbhakt cracks over 2.5 Millions subscribers on various social media platforms - has a dedicated team of 6 - is being run almost fully on crowdfunded money with crowdsourced ideas, feedback & guidance. 
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    - Mocking and questioning politicians may be a cornerstone of any progressive democracy - but in India it's seen as a personal insult.
    - Satire as a form of social / political expression may be established in the west - but is often confused with comedy here.
    - Crowdfunding is an alien concept with most of the media being funded by politicians or industrialists for their own purposes.

    Even in such a scenario #TheDeshBhakt has been able to survive and grow. Thanks to Deshbhakt Members and Patrons who want to hear the truth / listen to the facts / laugh a bit at where we are. 


    What does the #TheDeshBhakt do??!!

    (besides being anti-national)


    The DeshBhakt attempts to challenge the way political discussions happen in India - i.e heated, bitter, one-sided & acrimonious. (The mainstream media is agenda driven and the parties themselves want more confrontation and polarisation - atleast there is no debate there!)

    In a country where the Army & Nationalism is dragged in to defend the indefensible - The DeshBhakt is attempting to make politics a fun thing... where there is no 'agenda' / no 'paid media' / no 'sides' / and some simple facts to make some simple points.

    In less than 2 years - we have been able to win the trust of scores of people and now we are hungry for more. If you would like to support an initiative that talks TO you - not AT you ... if you value independent and free speech... if you think that satire in news is the future - then do become a Patreon DeshBhakt and unlock direct access / collaborations / podcasts / Q&As and a lot of other goodies!


    Why become a DeshBhakt Patreon Member?


    Forget the fact that Mainstream Media has largely been taken over political / business interests....also ignore the fact that no one is watching TV News and Newspaper readership is on the decline.

    The real worry is direct and Indirect censorship - that is on the rise - giving serious concerns over Freedom of Speech. Satire as mode of making a point is the most trusted in the west and will soon become one in India too. To beat a system that is controlled by powers that be - CONTENT HAS TO BE PAID FOR / SUPPORTED BY individuals who can. While this model of public funding was not viable for large media companies - The DeshBhakt has shown that its is possible to do so in the digital world and that of micro - publishing.

    What do I get out of my Membership? 

    Patreon members can contribute anything from $3 to $99 every month. They will get the following benefits according to the contributions they give. (see DeshBhakt tiers for more details) 

    • Ultimate Deshbhakts - get direct mobile connection access via a Whatsapp Group / Name in the End Credits / Monthly video chat and access to Exclusive Ultimate Deshbhakt meetings. 
    • Editor Deshbhakts - get a say over what episodes we build next and access to the highest room on the discord server. 
    • Dabangg & Pukka Deshbhakts - Access to Livechats /  Q&A sessions / access to voting and right to ask the first questions to the personalities who we being on the channel
    • Mai Bhi DeshBhakt - the base level itself gives access to the Deshbhakt Discord Server ... that is a safe space for debate discussion and networking. They also get access to our new Deshbhakt Podcast! 
    • +++ our new Sponsor Deshbhakt tier - for those members wanting to extend one time support or wanting to sponsor an episode in their name 

    KINDLY NOTE - 

    patreon.com operates best with international credit cards - however it accepts most international debit cards too. However in order to work - your CC or DB must have 'international - transactions' as switched ON. 
    If you do not have / do not want to use an international card - then you can also become a member on www.youtube.com/thedeshbhakt/JOIN .... YT membership offers almost the same perks with many more payment options including domestic cards! 

    Also note - after becoming a member - head to www.bit.ly/thedeshbhakt and log-in. Then head to hello-new-user chat room and follow the INSTRUCTIONS TO LINK YOUR PATREON ACCOUNT TO DISCORD! 

    Goals
    44% complete
    With 2000 patrons - we would be able to take independent Political & Social satire to the masses - with a full team churning out daily content via Social Media / YouTube / Podcasts. 
    With this level of support we will finally be able to have our own webpage and LIVE youtube channel making #TheDeshBhakt the satire destination of India.
    A full team and a decent sized office will allow for in-house illustrations / fast editing / podcasts / guest interviews / live events / live broadcasts & a whole lot more!
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