Kolkata

LGBTQ

West Bengal Just Had Its First Transgender Wedding

This is a historic moment for the community, which has long faced intolerance throughout India.
Meera Navlakha
8.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Indian Beef Festival First Renamed Beep Festival, Then Cancelled After Threat Calls

The festival, which wanted to bring beef delicacies to the city, has now been called off entirely to ensure the safety of all attendees.
Shamani Joshi
6.10.19
addiction

Photographer Ronny Sen on Brown Sugar Addicts in Kolkata

"Addiction is complicated, and there’s a limited understanding of what recovery entails."
Ronny Sen
2.4.19
Weed

Here’s Why November Was a Downer for Indian Stoners

Through most of the month, scoring has been almost impossible for cannabis connoisseurs.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
Illustration by Prianka Jain
Shamani Joshi
12.4.18
Music

The Pop Princes of India Just Dropped a New Single ‘Summer Skin’

It's a colorful, it's catchy, it's everything we wanted from a pop song.
Naman Saraiya
11.29.18
Culture

We Asked Indians Across the Country What Food and Home Mean to Them

To conclude its series ‘Khaane Mein Kya Hain?’ VICE India reached out to people across the country, from Kashmir to Kerala, and Sindh to Meghalaya.
Pallavi Pundir
11.15.18
Food

Kolkata-born Asma Khan Is One of the Upcoming Faces on ‘Chef’s Table’ Season Six

The Netflix show explores her culinary journey steeped in childhood memories.
Pallavi Pundir
10.19.18
INDIA

India's Transgender Hijra Community Searches for Acceptance

Advocates say a Supreme Court ruling granting rights and recognition to the community has done little to curb the sexual violence and poverty many face.
Justin Heifetz​​
7.25.17