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.


Saffron in the Streets, Woke in the Sheets

My brief liaison with a polyamorous man of the right.


Religion Is a Cannibalistic, Self-Replenishing Beast in Netflix’s 'Sacred Games'

The platform’s first original Indian series—releasing July 6—shows how easily new gods may replace the old ones.


Hindutva and Police Violence Have AMU Students Bleeding for an 80-Year-Old Portrait

VICE spoke to students who were on the scene at Aligarh Muslim University.


Inside the Hindu Militant Group Building Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir

The Bajrang Dal wants to break ground as early as October, if all goes according to their plan.


Humans of the Hindu Yuva Vahini

As Yogi Adityanath contended with balancing hardline Hindutva and the demands of development during his first year as UP's chief minister, four members of his radical religious youth organisation went through their own struggles.


A Son of the Soil: Satyam Tiwari

“Yogi ji gave me a sapling. I’ve nurtured it and watched it grow across the district.”


An Independent Woman: Seema Giri

“I would never want to get married, ever. You lose all your freedom. Why would I ever do it?”


The New Recruit: Brijesh Sharma

“You think Mohammedans can’t join the Yuva Vahini, but they can, and they do.”


The Political Aspirant: Devraj Singh Rajput

“Whether it’s the HYV, the Bajrang Dal or the VHP, we’re all working for the BJP, aren’t we?”