Asia

Environmental Extremes

The Himalayas Are Simultaneously Burning and Flooding: What Are We Even Doing?

The melting of the world’s highest mountains will alter water supplies for a quarter of the planet’s people, with catastrophic consequences.
Avinash Tewari
10 hours ago
Environmental Extremes

A Look at the Lives of People Separating Waste at One of Asia's Biggest Garbage Dumps

Between battling authorities who have closed off access to their only source of livelihood, harassment by the local mafia and a drug problem, this is the harsh reality of being a ragpicker at India’s Deonar dump.
Shamani Joshi
2 days ago
Environmental Extremes

We Visited the Mumbai Neighbourhood so Polluted It's Been Declared Unfit for Human Habitation

Mahul poses a dystopian and disturbing picture of what happens when you’re forced to live amidst extreme pollution. It’s a story that can only end in death, unless residents somehow scrape together the resources to leave.
Pallavi Pundir
5 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Gujarat Is the New ‘Favourite’ Route for Pakistani Cartels Smuggling Drugs to the West

“If a fisherman brings five kgs of heroin along with 500 kgs of fish in his boat, it is very difficult to catch him.”
Pallavi Pundir
8.19.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Guy in Indonesia Just Paid Over $100,000 for a Racing Pigeon

Pigeon racing's a serious sport in Indonesia—and the industry is booming.
Gavin Butler
7.23.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China to Start Human Testing for a Vaccine That Will Cure HIV

With no known cure for HIV till date, the vaccine is being seen as a promising antidote to the HIV virus if it’s successful on the 160 volunteers.
Pallavi Pundir
7.22.19
News

Will Singapore Become a Safety Net for Hong Kong’s Millionaires?

A wealth manager has admitted to seeing a large flow of money coming to Singapore following Hong Kong's protests.
Meera Navlakha
7.15.19
japan

People in Japan Are Renting Cars to Charge Phones, Nap and Practise Rapping

A few others are choosing to watch TV, get dressed for Halloween, and do facial stretches, instead of drive.
Dhvani Solani
7.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Nine Countries Most Threatened by Climate Change Are All in Asia, Report Finds

Nearly a billion people around the world live in areas with high exposure to environmental hazards such as cyclones, floods, and rising sea levels.
Gavin Butler
6.13.19
LGBTQ

I Am a Queer Bhutanese, and My Country Is on Its Way to Scrapping Anti-LGBTQ Laws

“Bhutan has never had a pride parade, and never will because it’s not just the queer community who fights for us, it’s everyone in the country.”
Tashi Tsheten
6.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Parents in South Korea Are Upset They Can’t Beat Their Kids Anymore

The country’s plan to scrap the law allowing parents to physically discipline their children is causing quite the controversy among adults.
Shamani Joshi
5.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Asia's First Official Same-Sex Weddings Have Taken Place in Taiwan

After a three-decade battle, about 300 couples are expected to legally tie the knot for the first time in the continent.
Shamani Joshi
5.26.19
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