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    Bored Indian Students are Asking These YouTubers to 'Raid' Their Online Classes

    Sam has eight hours of online school every weekday. "We have to stare at the screen even during fun classes like art and PE," the 15-year-old told VICE over chat platform Discord. Sam's name, like all other students quoted in this story, has been changed because they were worried their schools and parents wouldn't be too thrilled about their...

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    How To Bullshit Like a Pro, According to Experts Studying Bullshit

    Tell someone that you research bullshit for a living and. they'll probably think you're just bullshitting them. But there's actually a whole science behind the art of BS, one that analyses and dissects every pseudo-profound pretentious sentence stitched together so someone can sound smarter than they actually are. "We define bullshitting as language...

    • 4 days ago
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    We Spoke to the Men Who Went to Jail For Saying Cow Poop and Piss Can't Cure COVID

    Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a seasoned television journalist from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, has been imprisoned three times over the last three years. He has a history of speaking out on social media against the members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and their policies. On May 13, he was arrested for the fourth time, and it was worse. ...

    • 4 days ago
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    She Told Everyone How Painful Her Gender Confirmation Surgery Was. And Then She Died.

    Heidi Saadiya, a 24-year-old YouTuber and journalist, was one day away from her birthday when she heard the news. "I always get together on my birthday with my sisters and friends, especially Anannyah. She's more of a sister to me than my own siblings," the resident of the southern Indian state of Kerala told VICE World News. "Instead, I got...

    • 4 days ago
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    The Secret Lives of Cuckolding Gigolos of India

    Rudra Pratap, a 27-year-old gigolo based in Jaipur, India, bears a distinct tattoo across his shoulder blades in a blood-red jagged typeface - two strangers in the bright lights. "It is from the song 'Wish I Knew You' by The Revivalists ," he told VICE. "Something about this particular line fascinated me when the song first came out in 2016. Now, though, this line has...

    • 7 days ago
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    Socialite Arrested After Horrific Beheading of Woman in Posh Neighbourhood

    The son of a prominent businessman in Pakistan is currently in police custody after a woman was found beheaded at his house in a posh neighbourhood in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. The victim, 27-year-old Noor Mukadam, is the daughter of former diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, who served as Pakistan's ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan. World News These Women...

    • a week ago
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    The Olympics are a Boom Time for Indian Sports Equipment Companies

    In the early 1900s, a small, makeshift shop on Lahore's Mohini Road would sell solely badminton shuttlecocks. Balraj Anand, who sat behind the counter of the unassuming shop, would've never imagined that three generations down, his great-grandsons would be making equipment for athletes competing at the Olympics. When the subcontinent was partitioned into two...

    • a week ago
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    These Streamers Are Making Chess Cool Again

    "Sometimes I still wonder how I got into a so-called boring game like chess," said 16-year-old Ratik Agrawal from Bhilai, a city in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Last year, the high schooler started following Indian comedian-turned-chess streamer Samay Raina's YouTube channel, where he streams chess matches to his 720,000 subscribers. Chess streamers usually stream...

    • a week ago
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    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist Dies in Taliban Attack

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist known for his hard-hitting coverage of South Asia was killed in clashes at a border post in Afghanistan, Reuters confirmed in an email statement to VICE World News. Mumbai-based Danish Siddiqui, who reported for the Reuters news agency for over a decade, died on Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters. ...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    We Asked Young Indians Lying About Being Vegan: Why?

    When Burger King India's new menu went viral last week for pricing each of its offerings at Rs 50-Rs 70 (around 70-95 cents) , Shruti found herself desiring a chicken burger that suited her budget and her palate. "A year ago, when I was in grad school, I wouldn't even think twice before ordering a hamburger or chicken nuggets," Shruti told VICE. She asked to withhold her...

    • 2 weeks ago

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