Zeyad Masroor Khan
Zeyad Masroor Khan is a staff writer at VICE India.
A rugby team of correction house inmates, former beggars, school dropouts and slum dwellers has found its place in a sport few care about in India.
Binge-watching 'Wild Wild Country' should have prepared me for this. But it didn’t.
In 2016, he became controversy's child with his alleged anti-India slogans. In 2019, this feisty student leader has returned to Begusarai to unofficially begin his election campaign as a Lok Sabha member.
“You bring any Chinese gun or a even a Kalashnikov to them (children trained in the craft), and they can replicate it to be one as good as the original."
As raunchy Bhojpuri and Bollywood films increase in popularity across India, theatre artists in this small town still practise in dingy offices, community grounds, and ‘communist complexes’.
In the British-era railway colony of Jamalpur, there are hundreds of "final" parties every New Year's Eve, with all guns blazing—quite literally.
Indian hockey might have slid from glory to gloom, but in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur it’s still more popular than cricket, thanks to family-managed and often cash-starved hockey clubs.
A veteran defence lawyer tells us how murders are committed as “accidents” and how the law upholds the might of the land mafia.
In this conservative town, poets explore romance, sexuality, prevalent orthodoxy and exploitation by erstwhile nawabs through humour.
Kites designated as ‘lucky’ are kept in families, cared for like their own children, and almost every male flies kites—even after the police banned it after fatal accidents.
While tribals express interest through paan leaves and tree roots, the urban crowd has only recently moved on to proposing through Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp.
In the quiet village of Mawphlang in Meghalaya, John Starfield Myrthong’s career—and subsequently his life—took a turn when a friend gave him the DVD of ‘Home Alone’.