Elections 2019

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Polling Officials Forget to Delete Fake Votes, Decide to Erase Real Ones to Hide Their Tracks

After being accused of manipulating Electronic Voting Machines, the Election Commission is now investigating a new fuck-up in Himachal Pradesh that compromises the democratic process.
Shamani Joshi
5.22.19
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
Weed Week

Question of the Day: Which Political Party Is Most Likely to Legalise Weed in India?

“My friend recently showed me a pamphlet that BJP apparently released which said that Modi supports marijuana legalisation.”
Shamani Joshi
4.19.19
VICE Votes

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 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 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
VICE Votes

India’s First-Time Voters Tell Us What They Want From This Election

As 45 million new, young voters prepare to exercise their right, VICE speaks to some of them about how they feel—from their biggest concerns to the impact of social media on their opinions.
Shamani Joshi
4.4.19
VICE Votes

A Guide To Talking About Elections When You Know Fuck All About Elections

All the information you need about the The Big Fat Indian Election coming up.
Shamani Joshi
3.28.19
VICE Guide To Gen Z

Poll Dancing: We Got Young People Apathetic to Politics to Test a Board Game Based on the Indian Elections

We find out if playing politician can make the next gen give more of a shit about the upcoming elections.
Shamani Joshi
2.25.19
Elections 2019

Kanhaiya Kumar Is Forging a New Political Career From His Hometown

In 2016, he became controversy's child with his alleged anti-India slogans. In 2019, this feisty student leader has returned to Begusarai to unofficially begin his election campaign as a Lok Sabha member.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
2.22.19
Elections 2019

It’s 2019, and BJP and Congress Are Fighting With Memes

And memes will save us.
Adhiraj Singh
1.18.19