Maroosha Muzaffar

Staff Writer

Maroosha Muzaffar is a staff writer at VICE India.

Internet Report

How Safe Are Indian Women Online?

Let’s bring more women on social media, that is how we can deal with trolls: An online safety summit focuses on solutions.
Maroosha Muzaffar
8.31.18
crime

Beena Chintalapuri Uses Cognitive Psychology to Help Prisoners

Recidivism has dropped from 80 to 1 percent in some Telangana prisons.
Maroosha Muzaffar
8.22.18
Culture

This Typewriter-Slinging 'Busker' Writes Poems on Demand

Cipun Mishra went from spoken word in Bhubaneswar to the steps of a Bengaluru bookstore.
Maroosha Muzaffar
8.20.18
pets

Inside the Menagerie of Salman and Louise Khurshid

Over 300 animals coexist in this peaceable kingdom.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
8.20.18
LGBTQ

What Does Freedom Mean to You?

This Independence day, we asked Berhampur's third gender about the nature of freedom.
Maroosha Muzaffar
All images by Viraj Nayar
8.15.18
gender identity

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Kinnar Guru

Life lessons on the guru-chela relationship from Berhampur’s hijra guru.
Maroosha Muzaffar
All images by Viraj Nayar
8.8.18
LGBTQ

Transgender Makeover: The Joys of a Small Town Beauty Salon

Run by a brother-sister duo in Berhampur, Odisha, this salon is a safe space for the town’s third gender community.
Maroosha Muzaffar
All images by Viraj Nayar
8.3.18
Sex-Rated: The VICE Guide to Sex

This Amma Advises Students on How to Have Threesomes

The sex advice column started in 2008 in the Delhi University student newsletter reflects the changing attitudes towards sex over a decade.
Maroosha Muzaffar
7.27.18
Sex-Rated: The VICE Guide to Sex

We Don’t Need No Sex-Ed. We’ve Got Porn

In the absence of sex education, Indian millennials and Gen Z are watching porn to learn about sex, pleasure and consent.
Maroosha Muzaffar
7.24.18
Drugs

You Can Vomit or Shit It Out

It’s all part of the process of procuring drugs in prison as an ex-inmate tells us.
Maroosha Muzaffar
7.20.18
Sex-Rated: The VICE Guide to Sex

Why Be a Sex Slave?

"There is something very appealing and raw about being treated as a slave." The obscure Gor sci-fi series from the 1970s inspired this woman's decision.
Anonymous
7.19.18
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We Attended the First Transgender Cultural Festival in Odisha’s Sleepy Town of Berhampur

More than just song and dance, the festival was a chance for the state’s third gender to celebrate themselves.
Photos by Viraj Nayar
Maroosha Muzaffar
7.18.18
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