The world’s first Hinglish magazine and portal is Rv Talks Media. The goal of this website is to provide accurate information in Hinglish. They are primarily from the entertainment and lifestyle industries. However, after viewing their Instagram and Facebook accounts, I discovered that they also cover news that is only available on their respective social media platforms.
According to Wikipedia, Hinglish is a portmanteau of Hindi and English. It is a macaronic hybrid language made up of English and South Asian languages spoken throughout the Indian subcontinent. It involves code switching between these languages and allowing them to freely interchange within or between sentences.
In a nutshell, it is a fusion of Hindi and English, more precisely a dialect of English spoken by Hindi speakers that frequently incorporates Hindi vocabulary or constructions.
Rv Talks Media: The People Behind the World’s First Hinglish Magazine Portal
The concept was created by Neha Kumari. She is an architect by trade and a thinker by nature. One day, she was looking for an article on a specific subject and came across one in English, but the article was dense with English words, so she tried to find the same article in Hindi. She was once again given a few difficult-to-pronounce Hindi words.
She then decided to create a platform where people who speak Hindi and English, as well as those who read them, would have easy access to content. A group of college students founded this magazine in April 2020. Within a month, they received an outpouring of love from people all over the world. Individuals receive the Google News publisher tag in extremely rare cases when they violate Google News’s rules. These guys, on the other hand, have only been on Bard for a little over a month.
She was thinking about it when she got a message from a friend about some fake news. However, she did notice one thing: the news was being broadcast in Hinglish. Then she realized the significance of Hinglish. She decided to launch a blogging platform with the help of a few old school friends, but after the portal went live, everyone quit because they realized they couldn’t do it.
Only her friend Swati Singh is there to help and support her. She then contacts her male friend, marketing expert Ratnakar Upadhayay. She then extended an invitation to him to join her team. She later enlisted the help of her writing-proficient sister, Reema Kumari. Because she believes in Neha, Reema Kumari takes advantage of the situation. Erum Khan, a tourism expert, later joined their team.
Currently, Reema is an editor for the Lifestyle segment, Swati is an editor for the Entertainment segment, Erum is in charge of the social media team, and Neha is in charge of the entire team and serves as the chief editor.
And with a team of four girls and one boy, we made history. The first Hinglish magazine and portal in the world.
Currently they have over 30k Instagram followers and over 50k e-magazine readers.
You can follow them on their social media accounts.