Two young men start a digital gathering point for Hindus in Singapore

Mr Shivanand Rai (left) and Mr Janarthanan Krishnasamy, both 29, who started the digital platform SGHindu to share information about Hinduism in Singapore.
Mr Shivanand Rai (left) and Mr Janarthanan Krishnasamy, both 29, who started the digital platform SGHindu to share information about Hinduism in Singapore.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - As more people began to take to the Internet and social media to air their views in the early 2010s, Mr Shivanand Rai, then a student at Singapore Management University, began to see a lot of misinformation that was being spread by non-Hindus from abroad.

"They would bash rituals, (the fact that) we have many gods and call us superstitious pagans or non-believers. This was extremely painful to see as a person of a minority faith," said Mr Shivanand, 29, a manager in an artificial intelligence company.

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