Sahana Singh@singhsahana wrote:
There's a new Hinduphobic paper on the block. It's called 'The Juggernaut' and you might be seeing its aggressive advertising on FB, Twitter and Insta. The paper innocuously stands for "smart journalism on South Asia". There are some cute stories on Indian food and Bollywood.
But if you probe deeper you will see exactly the same pattern you find in departments of South Asian studies all over the world. The agenda is evident. It has articles on how Muslim actors like Shahrukh Khan are forced to play Hindu characters in Bollywood.
It has articles on "Delhi's anti-Muslim pogrom" & "rise of Hindutva" abt which parents "need" to have conversations with their children. Alarmingly, many Hindu children I know are liking & sharing these stories. Many stories are written by people with names like Meghna Rao.
Why have Hindus failed so terribly in telling their stories? Why are their children not able to make the connections between their colonial history and what is happening now? The Hinduphobic side has a clear strategy but the Hindus don't. This is very disturbing.
I would really be interested to know who is funding Juggernaut. Is this a part of the USD 1 billion that George Soros mentioned he would be injecting to curb "Indian nationalism" and what he called the "most important and most enduring project of my life"?
It is easy to block adverts coming from The Juggernaut but what will you do about all those Indian kids who are reading it? Since it keeps coming up in my Insta feed, I realized that plenty of my friends' children were subscribing to it. Costs less than one dollar a week.
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