INDIA

misinformation

WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections

WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
Caroline Haskins
4.3.19
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
WTF

Why Are Selfie Deaths So Common in India?

The country claims around half of the world's selfie death toll.
Dhvani Solani
3.28.19
Christchurch shooting

5 Reasons Why the New Zealand Attacks Should Alarm India​

The anti-immigrant and right-wing extremist sentiment might sound familiar to you.
Pallavi Pundir
Dhvani Solani
3.19.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

Goats for Votes: The Weird Reasons India’s Election Will Cost So Much

How does a government spend $US 7.5 billion on an election? By handing out freebies like blenders, television sets, and... goats.
Shamani Joshi
3.15.19
Film

Bollywood’s First Lesbian Rom-Com Is Bringing Queer Love to Indian Cinema

The mother of a gay child, Shelly Chopra Dhar, and Gazal Dhaliwal, a trans woman, co-wrote the script for a groundbreaking new movie in India in the hopes of getting through to parents of LGBTQ children.
Alyssa Klein
3.12.19
Art

This Indian Festival Redefines Photography in the Age of Fake News and Social Media

Farmer suicides, Sabarimala devotees, and other stories from the ongoing Chennai Photo Biennale.
Pallavi Pundir
3.7.19
Internet

Videos of Gang Rape Are Being Sold in India for Less Than $1

In Uttar Pradesh, you can walk into a store and buy video clips of horrific attacks shot on mobile phones. Now anti-rape campaigners are fighting back.
Sunaina Kumar
3.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Opium-Addicted Parrots Keep Raiding Poppy Farms in India

Poppy farmers are being forced to guard their crops against the drug-addled birds, who get high off the narcotic effects of the plant.
Gavin Butler
2.28.19
lgbtqia

A Photographer Captured Intimate Portraits of a Trans Woman on the Brink of Transition

Mumbai-based Ajatshatru Singh’s series is an intimate exploration of Parineeta and her journey of gender reassignment.
Pallavi Pundir
2.20.19
INDIA

Hordes of Sacred Cows are Wreaking Havoc in India

Crops are being trampled and cattle farmers are being killed as a result of the Hindu-nationalist government's "cow protection" laws.
Gavin Butler
2.13.19
Religion

Why Indian Women Are Fighting to Pray Inside Their Own Temples

In India, women are banned from entering Hindu temples if they are on their period. But increasing numbers are protesting to demand the right to worship, pray, and menstruate inside religious institutions.
Mari Shibata
2.11.19
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