Zeyad Masroor Khan

Staff Writer

Zeyad Masroor Khan is a staff writer at VICE India.

VICE Votes

Inside the Lives of Workers Who Thrive on India’s Election Economy

From the taxi drivers and sound guys to the ones who print posters and compose political jingles, these unsung heroes are the most vital part of the world's biggest democratic exercise.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.20.19
VICE Votes

Political Rallies in the Indian Heartland Are Often Just a Family’s Day Out

We tag along with an 80-member family to know why a collective show of support for their politician of choice is important.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.15.19
VICE Votes

This Political Party Is Offering Free Gold, Half-Price Alcohol and Goats on Eid If it Wins

“70 percent of people drink liquor only when they’re sad, and want to lift up their night after a hard day. Robbing these sad people is cruel.”
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.10.19
Weed Week

Indian ‘Hash Hotel’ Owner on Marijuana Trade, Disappearing Tourists and 'Flipped-Out' Israelis

The veteran dealer living in Kasol, India's unofficial cannabis capital has seen it all.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
4.23.19
VICE Votes

Meet the Politician Who Wants to Make the Cow ‘India’s National Mother’

Gopal Mani Maharaj—an independent candidate contesting for elections—thinks problems like terrorism, violence in Kashmir and the Ayodhya issue can be solved simply by being nicer to cows.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
4.16.19
10 Questions

10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Kidnapper

“When my men left their homes, they told their families that they might not be coming back alive. And most of them did not.”
Zeyad Masroor Khan
3.29.19
10 Questions

10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Kidnapper

“When my men left their homes, they told their families that they might not be coming back alive. And most of them did not.”
Zeyad Masroor Khan
3.29.19
yoga

I Spent My Birthday Dealing With a Highly Secretive Yoga Cult

Binge-watching 'Wild Wild Country' should have prepared me for this. But it didn’t.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
3.5.19
Bhang

Here's the Deal With Bhang Gola

We spoke to the users, sellers, and manufacturers of India's cheapest high.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
3.2.19
prison

Spending a Day at a Prison in India Reminded Me of School

The prime attraction of Etah jail is the new, automatic 'roti'-making machine.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
2.28.19
crime

An Indian Gun Smuggler Talks About Cheap Knock-Offs Taking Over the Illegal Gun Trade

“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."
Zeyad Masroor Khan
2.21.19
Health

A Young Adventurer Claims His Life Was Saved by an Injection of 'Wolf Serum'

Sherry Tejas says he chose experimental treatment in Iceland over surgery.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
2.8.19
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