The world’s first hinglish magazine and portal is Rv Talks Media. This website aims to provide well-researched information in Hinglish. They are primarily from the entertainment and lifestyle industries. However, after viewing their Instagram and Facebook handles, I discovered that they also cover news that is only available on their social media handles.
What exactly is Hinglish?
According to Wikipedia, Hinglish, a portmanteau of Hindi and English, is the macaronic hybrid use of English and South Asian languages from across the Indian subcontinent, involving code-switching between these languages and allowing them to freely interchange within or between sentences.
In a nutshell, it is a mix of Hindi and English, specifically a variety of English spoken by Hindi speakers, characterised by frequent use of Hindi vocabulary or constructions.
People Behind the World’s First Hinglish Magazine Portal Rv Talks Media
Neha Kumari came up with the concept. She is an architect by trade and a thinker by nature. She was searching for an article on a specific topic one day and found it in English, but the article contained a lot of English words, so she tried searching for the same topic in Hindi. Again, she was given a few Hindi words that were difficult to pronounce.
Then she decided to create a platform where people who speak Hindi and English, as well as those who read them, could get content in the simplest way possible. This magazine was founded by a group of college students in April 2020. Within a month, they received a massive response from people all over the world. People receive the publisher tag from Google News in extremely rare circumstances because they do not follow the rules of Google News. But these guys have only been on bard for a month.
She was just looking for that idea when she received a message from a friend about some fake news. She noticed one thing, though: the news was in hinglish. Then she realised the scope of hinglish. She decided to start a blogging platform and enlisted the help of a few old school friends, but after launching the portal, all of them quit because they realised they couldn’t do it.
Only her friend Swati Singh is there to support her and make it possible. Then she contacts her male friend Ratnakar Upadhayay, who is an expert in marketing. She then invited him to join her team. Later, she asked her writing-proficient sister, Reema Kumari, to join her venture. Reema Kumari seizes the opportunity because she believes in Neha. 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.
We currently have over 30k Instagram followers and 50k+ e-magazine subscribers.
You can follow them on their social media accounts.