It is not always that the Nobel Prize is awarded to journalists. This year, it was. The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia. The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited their fight for freedom of expression, emphasizing that it is vital in promoting peace around the world. Of course, that an ‘Indian’ did not win the Nobel Prize is visible to all. However, what if we told you that a certain journalist has been lobbying for quite some time now to lay her hands on the prize? She has not won it. And now, she has lost her mind.
According to an explosive Twitter thread by Abhijit Iyer Mitra, a certain journalist was trying very hard to win the Nobel Prize this year. Some believed it is Barkha Dutt, but many on Twitter have concluded that the journalist in question is Rana Ayyub.
2 A major Delhi based editor had in fact told me in February this year, that there was in fact a campaign afoot because “it’ll be another 10-15 years before they look at journalism again”. Curiously a well known left-oriented investigative journalist confirmed that it was left
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) October 27, 2021
According to Abhijit Iyer Mitra, “A certain Delhi based “journalist” is having a meltdown over not winning the Nobel Prize. She’d been told it was a “sure shot” & has been calling up people saying Modi pressurised Norway. She had an elaborate PR campaign planned this year including a TIME story.” He added, “…there was, in fact, a campaign afoot because “it’ll be another 10-15 years before they look at journalism again.” However, the said journalist did not cut, despite the most concerted of attempts, and if Mitra’s revelations are to be believed, she was stabbed in the back by her ideological comrades in the media.
4 a devastating effect on the left-journalist ecosystem. Realising this, literally every single left media house had joined in the campaign to prevent this noted fabricator getting the award. Calls had been made to New York, London, Paris & Oslo at least since February when the
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) October 27, 2021
Sources have confirmed to TFIPOST that the journalist in question made a career out of pedalling fake news in the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots. A former police officer had once accused her of ruining the careers of certain senior activists who had made their careers using these riots, using illicit means. The journalist, sources believe, ran a scam worth more than a crore fleecing people in the name of covid relief last year.
Now, who matches all these boxes is a very easy guess to take. It is most likely Rana Ayyub, although we would like to add that Rana is not based out of Delhi, but runs her propaganda machinery out of Mumbai.
Rana Ayyub’s Illustrious Career
Rana Ayyub has allegedly made a career for herself by peddling lies, and even inventing them to a certain degree, primarily about then chief minister Narendra Modi’s involvement in the 2002 Gujarat riots. Although the Supreme Court has given the man a clean chit, and he has two times now been elected as prime minister of India with a thumping majority, Rana Ayyub has not shied away from spreading complete nonsense on a variety of issues against him.
Most likely, Rana Ayyub is one charlatan claiming to be a journalist who despises Narendra Modi, the BJP and all its supporters, and dare we say – Hindus at large from the very core her heart. While Rana Ayyub is known to have been writing propagandist lies against India in foreign media publications for exorbitant rates, the charges now facing Ayyub include those of FCRA violations in India.
During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, the alleged journalist carried out at least three different fundraisers on Ketto.org. One was for slum dwellers and farmers, the second was intended to benefit migrant workers while the latest fundraiser was carried out for the benefit of daily wage earners.
In August, Ketto had come forward with a fresh set of authenticated fraud allegations against Rana Ayyub. They informed the public on how Rana decided to raise the fund from fundraisers but did not spend it as promised. Ketto circulated an email to its members informing them that the Enforcement Directorate had found a lot of discrepancies in Rana Ayyub’s donation campaigns. Out of 2.69 crore rupees collected by Rana, only 1.25 Crore could be explained. The journalist has a tax liability of about 90 lakhs on her. Ketto has also decided to run an internal investigation into the matter.
For her to even aim for the Nobel Prize is rich, to say the least. Whoever this journalist is, the fact that her chance to win the Nobel Prize was destroyed by her comrades in the media is a testament to the fact that she is becoming a pariah with the Indian media community. Most likely, nobody wants to associate with the charlatan in question, leave alone pave the way for her to win the Nobel Prize.