Pallavi Pundir

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Terrifying Photos of Delhi Covered in a Thick Haze of ‘Airpocalypse’

The Delhi smog is a yearly affair, except this time, the crisis has turned India’s capital into a ‘gas chamber’.
Pallavi Pundir
11.4.19
LGBTQ

What It’s Like to Be a Queer Muslim Filmmaker in Homophobic Bollywood

“We're so okay with celebrating war on screen and yet get so threatened with love. Isn't it baffling?”
Faraz Arif Ansari
11.4.19
women

Women in Delhi Can Now Ride Public Buses for Free, and It’s a Good Thing for the ‘Unsafe’ City

As a woman who’s lived in Delhi for over a decade, I know that just having more women around on public transport can dramatically change the way women occupy public spaces that have been denied to them for generations.
Pallavi Pundir
10.30.19
Sex

What It's Like Being a Male Dom for Women in India

"It's difficult to have this lifestyle because it becomes, for many guys especially, an easy way to hurt women."
Pallavi Pundir
10.26.19
#metoo

Men Accused During India's #MeToo Are Now Turning Social Media Against the Survivors

The very purpose and power of social media—anonymity—is under threat, and it remains to be seen how it will damage the global movement.
Pallavi Pundir
10.24.19
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Minister in Goa Is Worried Cows Are Turning Non-Vegetarian and Wants to ‘Treat’ Them

Michael Lobo, Goa’s garbage management minister, claims cattle from Calangute are rejecting vegetarian feed for chicken and fried fish.
Pallavi Pundir
10.21.19
environment

This Activist Group Dresses Up in Saris and Bindis to Highlight the Climate Crisis

In a country where floods and droughts are occurring at the same time, The Red Saree Brigade wants to draw attention to a problem that most Indians still don’t see as part of the global crisis.
Pallavi Pundir
10.21.19
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A Matrimonial Firm Had to Pay Rs 62,000 For Failing to Find a Suitable Groom for a Client

The complainant, Surinder Pal Singh Chahal, also said that Wedding Wish Pvt Ltd suggested “manglik” boys for his daughter.
Pallavi Pundir
10.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Police Detained Northeast Indians Thinking They’re Tibetans Who Might Protest Against Chinese President’s Visit

Around 40 Northeastern people, including women, were detained despite having identity cards.
Pallavi Pundir
10.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Report Confirms India Is Still One of the Hungriest Countries in the World

The report further adds how climate change is making the crisis worse for the poorly performing countries.
Pallavi Pundir
10.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

After 72 Days of No Communication, Mobile Services Resume in Kashmir

Prepaid phone services, mobile internet and broadband still remain blocked, though.
Pallavi Pundir
10.15.19
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India is Arresting Tibetans Ahead of Chinese President’s Visit

Tibetan activists in India see these “preemptive arrests” as a sign of China’s growing influence over democracies and “their ability to press governments to silence freedom of speech in all corners of the world."
Pallavi Pundir
10.11.19
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