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
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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

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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Indian Man Is Suing His Parents for Conceiving Him Without His Consent

The man's mother said "that’s fine, but don’t expect me to go easy on you. I will destroy you in court.”
Gavin Butler

How the Drug War Eats the Poor

According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
JS Rafaelli

The Race to Crack India's Lucrative Menstruation Market

The vast majority of women in India don't use sanitary products, instead relying on everything from cow dung and newspapers when it comes to that time of the month. But local entrepreneurs are determined to change that with reusable pads, menstrual...
Rebecca Hobson
mental health

New Year, Same Struggles: Is Total Acceptance of the LGBTQAI+ a Myth in India?

To help understand and normalise the conversations around the community, we asked its younger reps about their most pressing mental health issues, post 6/9.
Noel D'souza

The Rise of Street Rap in India

Gully rap's growth in Mumbai, and its subsequent spread across India, is captured in VICE India’s first documentary 'Kya Bolta Bantai'
VICE India Staff

The Elephant in the Room | How the Animal Tourism Industry Fuels Cruelty

The uncomfortable truth behind one of South-East Asia’s most popular attractions
Adam Bloodworth

A New Nation | The Buildings of Delhi

Brutalism, Modernism and Mughal architecture
Naomi Davenport

The WhatsApp Group Fighting Virginity Tests in India

Newly-married women in the Kanjarbhat community must submit to a humiliating test to prove their chastity. Members of Stop The V-Ritual say it's time for the practice to end.
Payal Mohta
mental health

Dealing With Depression Is Like Making Friends With the Monsters Under My Bed

Anyone with mental illness will stumble upon their own fail-safes to help them during mental health crisis—a Mental Health Kit, so to speak. Having battled depression for 17 years, I have unknowingly put together one of my own.
Shaheen Bhatt