China & India troops dance together at joint military exercises

Indian and Chinese soldiers looked to have hit it off in their first joint exercises since a dangerous standoff in 2017, with videos released by the Indian military showing them dancing and playing football.

This Is India’s Fairness Obsession | VICE on HBO (Bonus)

India’s skin lightening industry is estimated to be worth nearly half a billion dollars. Around 60% of women and 10% of men say they use fairness products. Gianna Toboni reports.

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India’s Rajasthan votes in key test for Modi

Voters in the Indian state of Rajasthan cast their ballots in a regional election that analysts view as a potential pointer to the outcome of next year’s general election when Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be bidding for a second term.

Cricket: Australia and India gear up for first test

Australian and Indian Cricket teams train ahead of the first Test at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

Doom Boom & Unfair | VICE on HBO (Trailer)

Throughout human history, doomsayers — people predicting the end of the world — have lived largely on the fringes of society. Today, a doomsday industry is booming thanks to TV shows, movies, hyper-partisan politics, and the news media. With the country’s collective anxiety on the rise, even the nation’s wealthiest people are jumping on board, spending millions of dollars on survival readiness in preparation for unknown calamities. We sent Thomas Morton to see how people across the country are planning to weather the coming storm.

India is home to Bollywood, the world’s most prolific movie industry. For those who dream of stardom, landing a leading role may depend on the color of your skin. India’s preference for fair skin has given rise to a skin-lightening industry worth nearly $500 million dollars. Gianna Toboni heads to Mumbai to find out how this cultural bias is fueling the booming business of fairer skin.

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India’s AC sales surge amid climate change concerns

With India’s AC market expected to explode from 30 million to a billion units by 2050, the world’s second-most populous country could become the planet’s top user of electricity for cooling. The irony is that as humans try to stay cool, the refrigerants inside AC units and the generation of electricity needed to power the appliances are exacerbating global warming.

Today in History for December 3rd

(3 Dec 2018) First human heart transplant performed; Industrial accident kills thousands in Bhopal, India; Hundreds of students arrested at the University of California at Berkeley; “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens on Broadway; Snger Ozzy Osbourne is born. (Dec. 3)

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Drone racing competition wows India

A drone racing competition is held in Bangalore, India. Pilots from all over the country compete with each other by manoeuvring their quadcopters through obstacles at speeds as high as 160km/h.

Indian pellet guns in Kashmir kill, blind and enrage

Doctors are fighting to save the right eye of Hiba Jan, the 20-month-old who has become a emblematic example of India’s devastating and highly contentious use of pellet-firing pump-action guns by Indian soldiers in Kashmir.

Desperate farmers march in India

Tens of thousands of farmers and agricultural workers march towards the Indian parliament demanding debt waivers and higher crop prices, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of 2019 elections.