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The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vapes and E-Cigarettes Could Soon Be Classified as ‘Drugs’ in India

Does the device considered a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes deserve to be criminalised while tobacco companies continue to get away?
Shamani Joshi
6.17.19
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Kolkata 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
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Smearing a Cake on Someone’s Face in Public Can Get You Arrested in Gujarat

Even using chemical foam and adhesive tape out in the open is now illegal.
Shamani Joshi
5.15.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Singapore Just Banned Revenge Porn and Cyber Flashing

This is part of a major overhaul of the country’s penal code, which has also banned child sex dolls and criminalised marital rape.
Shamani Joshi
5.8.19
VICE Votes

'Ban Alcohol or We Won't Vote': Rural Women in South India Warn Political Leaders

Reeling from the consequences of rampant alcoholism among men in rural areas, many women in the south Indian state of Karnataka are protesting using their vote.
Archana Nathan
4.22.19
Social Media

Who’s Afraid of TikTok?

The interim ban by the Indian Supreme Court has led to the removal of the Chinese app from Google Play and Apple stores. But digital activists say the move might be reducing India to a “nanny state”.
Pallavi Pundir
4.18.19
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Comments on Opponent's Underwear and Other Shit That Got Indian Politicians Banned From Campaigning

“The Congress government used to serve biryani to terrorists and Modiji’s army sends bullets and bombs their way."
Shamani Joshi
4.16.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

Indian High Court Wants to Ban Chinese App TikTok for ‘Encouraging Pornography’

The Madras High Court has passed an order to ban the app with 25 million daily Indian users because "majority of the teens are playing pranks."
Pallavi Pundir
4.4.19
reproductive rights

What It's Like to Get an Abortion When You're Six Months Pregnant

Rachel was 25 weeks pregnant when she learned her fetus had a severe, likely lethal abnormality that also put her health at risk. She had to drive 12 hours and pay $10,000 to get a potentially life-saving abortion.
Callie Beusman
3.26.19
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India Arrests Players of 'Addictive' Online Video Game

Labelled “a demon in every house”, PUBG is facing a crackdown in Gujarat.
Pallavi Pundir
3.15.19