INDIA

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
17 hours ago
weird

Round Earth “Theory” is Western Propaganda, According to This Indian Flat Earther

The world’s oldest conspiracy theory is being revisited by a man practicing the ancient Indian religion of Jainism, who claims to have seen two suns.
Sushmita Sundaram
2 days ago
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
2 days ago
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
3 days ago
VICE Votes

Trans People in India Speak Up About Why They Are Unable to Vote This Election

"I earn my livelihood through begging and sex work. Who will give me an income certificate?"
Archana Nathan
4 days ago
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here’s Why Some Hindus Spent Their Weekend Hanging From Hooks and Lying Down on Nails

People in West Bengal, Bangladesh and Northeast India are celebrating Charak, a Hindu festival that involves turning devotees into a human spinning wheel.
Shamani Joshi
4 days ago
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 days ago
Playlist

Week on Week: The VICE India Mixtape

A song for each day of the week, throwing in a mix of new releases and some #throwbacks too—everything from homegrown hip-hop to Bollywood (uh-no?) and K-pop—we gotchyu.
Naman Saraiya
4.12.19
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

Here’s Why Some Indians Have Decided to Boycott the Elections

From exasperation over their issues not being heard to fearing for their lives while stepping out to vote to feeling the pointlessness of it all.​
Shamani Joshi
4.11.19
VICE Votes

We Answer the Most Googled Questions About the Indian Election

“Will Indian elections be hacked?”
Pallavi Pundir
4.11.19
Sports

How India’s First Female Surfer Is Transforming a Little Village into a Paradise

From teaching the locals how to swim to holding skateboarding workshops for the village school, we scratch beneath the surf-ace of Forbes Asia 30 under 30 2019 honoree, Ishita Malaviya.
Shamani Joshi
4.10.19
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