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Aamir Khan to Protesters: You’re Proving My Point — Aamir Khan has responded to criticism of his comments that India is becoming a more intolerant place to live by saying people "shouting obscenities" at him for speaking out only prove his point.
Nov 26, 2015

Aamir Khan to Protesters: You’re Proving My Point via @WSJIndia

The Intolerant Response to Aamir Khan’s Intolerance Comments — Aamir Khan, one of Bollywood's leading men, has reopened a debate about tolerance and free expression in India, prompting a torrent of criticism on social media. On Monday evening, at an event in New Delhi hosted by the Indian Express newspaper, Mr. Khan told an audience that his wife, Kiran Rao, had suggested moving from the country.
Nov 24, 2015

The Intolerant Response to Aamir Khan’s Intolerance Comments via @WSJIndia

The Indians Vying to Top Time’s Readers’ Poll for Person of the Year — He may have done badly in Bihar but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi now has a chance to redeem himself in a new international vote: the Time Person of the Year poll. The weekly magazine says the online survey is an attempt to gauge who "most influenced the news this year for better or worse."

What Indians Think About Religious Freedom in Their Country - Report — Indians are strongly in favor of religious freedom and less worried about Internet censorship, according to a survey of global attitudes to democratic liberty. The Washington-based Pew Research Center asked citizens of 38 countries what aspects of a free society their nation should protect.

Internet in India — Indranil Mukherjee/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The Numbers Number of people who have ever used the Internet in India. Of them, 246 million are in urban areas and 129 million in the countryside. Growth in mobile Internet use in rural India in the year to October 31st.

Foreign Couples in Limbo After India Restricts Surrogacy Services — Gea Bassett and Doug Smith of Seattle counted on a surrogacy service in India to fulfill their years' long desire to have a second child. Now the couple is scrambling to recover their frozen fertilized eggs from a Mumbai fertility clinic after the country's recent move to bar foreigners from hiring surrogate mothers.

India’s Surrogacy Industry Needs Regulation, Not a Ban, Say Women’s Rights Groups — The fallout from India's move to ban foreigners from accessing surrogacy services is featured in depth in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesda y. The decision to prevent foreign couples who can't have children on their own from using Indian surrogates is driven, the government says, by a desire to "safeguard the rights of the surrogate mothers."

Comedian John Oliver Riffs on India, U.K. With ‘Finders Keepers’ Jibe — British comedian John Oliver's riffs on India are becoming a thing. The host of U.S. show Last Week Tonight has already made his name in India with his inimitable spin on the Indian elections in 2014 and on Prime Minister Narendra Modi "throwing out Star Wars quotes" while on stage with Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman in September of that year.

H-1B Visa Reform Bill — Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images At A Glance The senators who introduced the bill say they want to make qualified American workers the "first priority for employers." The bill requires firms to make efforts to recruit U.S. citizens first, ahead of H-1B visa holders.

India’s Surrogate Birth Mothers Grow Anxious After Restrictive New Regulations — Mansi Thapliyal/ReutersLast month, the Indian Council of Medical Research, a government-appointed body, notified clinics that they should stop offering surrogacy services to couples from overseas.The policy shift has left pregnant surrogates like Ms. Jai Laxmi anxious about the future of the babies they are carrying and worried about whether they will get paid.
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Nov 09, 2015

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Oct 29, 2015

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Oct 29, 2015

RT @RobinWigg: Michael Holman's full FT guide to foreign correspondent and editor speak. "Babyshoes"? Cc @econbuttonwood

Oct 27, 2015

RT @WSJIndia: The Facebook founder will be at IIT Delhi on Wednesday. Follow our live blog from 12 here.

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