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
5.17.19
VICE Votes

The Secrets Behind How Politicians Get the Masses to Attend Their Rallies

“Bottles are stacked up in big cartons, placed in vans, and then sent to areas frequented by drunkards.”
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.15.19
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
5.14.19
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
VICE Votes

This Bernie Sanders-Inspired Startup Is Funding Election Dreams of India’s Political Outsiders

Managing to raise Rs 7 million to fund student activist Kanhaiya Kumar’s campaign, Our Democracy is quietly shaking up the world of political fundraising.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.7.19
Weed Week

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

The veteran dealer living in India's unofficial cannabis capital has seen it all.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
4.20.19
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
4.15.19
VICE Votes

This Is What Young Muslim Voters Are Thinking About This Election

“I keep fearing something like the holocaust can happen here.”
Zeyad Masroor Khan
4.12.19
VICE Votes

This Political Party Believes Meditation and Vegetarianism Will Solve India’s Problems

The Pyramid Party of India is out to make us all “enlightened persons.”
Zeyad Masroor Khan
4.9.19
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
Sport

From Rags to Rugby: How the Sport Changed Lives of Slum Kids in Delhi

A rugby team of correction house inmates, former beggars, school dropouts and slum dwellers has found its place in a sport few care about in India.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
3.13.19
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