Shamani Joshi

crime

Indian Cops Under Investigation for Tipping off Gangster Ahead of Raid That Killed Eight Colleagues

Vikas Dubey - with 60 cases including murder, extortion and looting in his name - also has deeply-entrenched political affiliations in Uttar Pradesh state.
Shamani Joshi
a day ago
LGBTQ

The Indian Government Is Pushing to Include Transgender People in its Paramilitary Forces

But trans rights activists are worried this move may further exclude them from society.
Shamani Joshi
2 days ago
Travel

Why People Are Going on Holidays in the Midst of a Pandemic

Many seem to have maxed out their capacity to stay home, even as cases continue to dangerously spike.
Shamani Joshi
7.3.20
Weed

An Indian Family Ended up in The Hospital After Cooking Weed Thinking it Was a Vegetable

We asked experts why cooking with cannabis can sometimes lead to an ER visit.
Shamani Joshi
7.2.20
world politics

India Banned TikTok and Other Chinese Apps After Border Tensions. Here’s What That Means for the Indian Community.

Are banning the apps many in India rely on for their economy and mental health the answer?
Shamani Joshi
7.1.20
police brutality

Custodial Killing of a Father and Son in Tamil Nadu Exposes India’s Police Brutality Problem

The incident has opened a can of worms on the frequency of police excesses in the country.
Shamani Joshi
6.30.20
Ινδία

Budget Hotel Owners in Delhi Say They Are Banning Chinese Nationals

The Delhi Hotel and Restaurant Owners’ Association, which claims to represent more than 3,000 hotels, guesthouses and restaurants in Delhi will also boycott all Chinese products.
Shamani Joshi
6.27.20
Coronavirus

A Psychologist Explains Why We’re All So Obsessed With Board Games Once Again

No, we’re not just playing games like Ludo King, Scrabble and Monopoly because we’re bored in the house.
Shamani Joshi
6.26.20
Black Lives Matter

How The Black Lives Matter Movement is Impacting India’s Obsession With Light Skin

Not only are India’s top skin-whitening brands removing the word ‘fair’ from products or discontinuing them, even matrimonial websites are doing away with skin colour filters.
Shamani Joshi
6.26.20
Coronavirus

Pakistani Officials Blame Distracted Pilots Discussing COVID-19 For Recent Plane Crash

Pakistan’s aviation minister also revealed that 40 percent of pilots in the country have fake flying credentials.
Shamani Joshi
6.25.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

You Can Now Swim with Robot Dolphins to Save the Real Ones from Captivity

An animatronic dolphin created by a special effects company is a step towards solving the ethical issue of keeping wildlife in caged spaces.
Shamani Joshi
6.24.20
Coronavirus

Even As COVID-19 Cases Continue to Spike, India Observes Massive Religious Gathering

India’s Supreme Court allowed the Rath Yatra in Odisha to proceed, but has banned devotees from attending the festival.
Shamani Joshi
6.24.20
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