The anti-Hindu bias of the New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times is widely known. However, the phenomenon of Hindu mongering in Western news media is far more widespread than just these news channels.
Here we publish two letters, one written to The Atlantic, and the other to San Francisco Chronicle, protesting against deeply Hinduphoic articles published by them. Both letters, as expected, were ignored by these publication houses.
As a Hindu-American, I found Krishnadev Calamur’s article titled “Modi’s Kashmir Decision Is the Latest Step in Undoing Nehru’s Vision” to be highly insulting and distasteful. In this article, Calamur insinuates that Hindus who favor the BJP government’s nationalistic view, are overwhelmed with fanciful ideas and obsessed with drinking cow urine for maintaining good health. Calamur’s absurd and baseless insinuation would be dismissed outright by most reasonable and fair-minded readers. Such readers would be aware of the Hindu civilization’s contributions to the world in the areas of Mathematics (e.g., the Hindu numeral system), Science (e.g., manufacturing of Steel), Music (e.g., a classification system for musical instruments), etc. Anti-Hindu bigots, on the other hand, would cherish Calamur’s wild insinuation and happily propagate the cleverly disguised racism that permeates the article. It is highly unfortunate that a long-standing and reputable magazine such as the Atlantic has given Calamur a forum to promote false propaganda and hatred towards Hindu-Americans.