sudeepj wrote:ramana wrote:rgosain and sudeepj,
Please do collaborate and create such a bingo card for quick reference.
Just like Shiv's oil drop let chart.
it would be a good idea.
rhytha, Did you shutdown India Forum?
Ramana ji, here is a list of oft used pejorative phrases and terminology used often with India related writing:
1. Seething masses: (i.e. there is no individuality, all you see is this angry, random movement. It can not be understood).
2. Hindu rate of growth: Used to refer to 2 - 3% growth rate recorded under Nehruvian socialism.. A weak, undesirable, feeble rate of growth referred to as 'Hindu rate'. Now that India is the fastest growing economy in the world, we dont hear this term often!
3. Rabid/Frenzied/hysterical Hindutva supporters: Meanwhile, violent supporters of movements associated with other religions are given a by.
4. Monkey/Elephant God: Do these people refer to Jesus as the (zombie God?).. Or Muhammad as the warlord prophet?
5. Authoritarian: Under the Modi govt. not even a single journalist has been imprisoned or prosecuted. (state govts. have prosecuted..)
6. Fundamentalist: E.g. Hindu fundamentalist Savarkar.. When Savarkar was really a revivalist, not a fundamentalist.
7. Cow belt: Self explanatory..
8. Hindi belt: Now, people are beginning to take offense to Cow belt, so they use the alternate term, Hindi belt. Is Haryana, with its massive growth not Hindi belt? Is dynamic Noida not Hindi belt?
9. Ganges: Its called the Gun-gah. You can say the word.
10. Code coolies/cyber coolies: From one side of your mouth, you talk about dignity of labor, from the other side of your mouth you refer to technically sophisticated work as 'coolie'.
11. Chaotic democracy: The same people have an election with rules as complex as baseball rules
I am sure there are many such lazy phrases and terms I have missed..
Hey thanks for putting this together...much better and comprehensive than mine
12. hindu nationalist/ism (Racist, never see Trump, Merkel, May, Abbott described as christian nationalists, or Netanyahoo described as a z.....t
or jewish nationalist, nor Mahathir, MBS, Imran as Islamic nationalists by the corporate or establishment media)
13. majoritarianism (a particular favourite of the local sepoys)
16. militants (never terrorists)
17. moderate/popular (as applied to 16)
18. corrupt (describes post independent, but never pre independence colonial rule when everyone was equally dirt poor)
19. caste (this is laboured beyond satire)
20. elite (this should refer to the delhi cabals)
21. chauvanism (hindi, guj, hindu)
22. civil society (anyone with an axe to grind)
23. mainly hindus/ buddhist (when white gunmen shoot up synagogues or AfricanAmerican Churches in the US they are never describes as being
mainly christian..ditto Christchurch)
What it means is that western journalists and their local stringers work off of a very tight script that is coordinated and synchronised when writing their pieces.
One doesn't have to search far for an example because straight out of the blocks Al Guardian has not disappointed us today with a prime example of the genre. This one has surpassed all my red flags for bullshit journalism as the writer is based in London and Rio, Brazil.
Using the BullshitBingo chart nails him as racist, anti-hindu and exposes him as a champion of a global MNC against small farmers who are in the main hindus.