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Joanna Sugden

London, England
Editor, India Real Time — The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Indian Soldiers Invent New Saints to Maintain Their Sanity — Soldiers at a remote mountainous base believe a long-dead colleague patrols India's frontier, wakes sleeping sentries and keeps soldiers from harm. Shefali Anand and Joanna Sugden report. NATHU LA, India-Indian army enlisted man Jitender Singh Sehrawat has had a few close calls.

Isolated Indian Soldiers Invent New Saints to Maintain Their Sanity — NATHU LA, India-Indian army enlisted man Jitender Singh Sehrawat has had a few close calls. When lightning tore through the roof of his bunker at a high-altitude post on the Chinese border one recent afternoon, it blasted a hole in a metal mess plate lying feet from where he was standing.

Donald Trump Says He’s Changing on H-1B Visas — Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the Republican presidential nominee race, has changed his stance on allowing highly-skilled migrant workers into the U.S. In a debate hosted by Fox News in Detroit on Thursday, Mr. Trump said that the H-1B visas enable America to recruit and retain talent from overseas.

The Indian Central Bank’s Raghuram Rajan and His Dosanomics Theory — Raghuram Rajan, India's central bank governor, likes dosas. Or, rather, he likes using the popular South Indian pancake to explain economic theories. In a speech in January, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India set out why high inflation is the "silent killer" of growth and called on the crepe to illustrate why.

What to Do if You Haven’t Yet Converted Your PIO Card to an OCI Card — A report that travel documents allowing people with family roots in India to travel to the country without a visa are about to become defunct has produced anxiety among holders of the Person of Indian Origin, or PIO, cards. But the news is exaggerated, according to an official working on the issue in the home ministry.

Protests in India: In Pictures — In the past week, parts of northern India have been facing protests from multiple fronts as students, lawyers and people from the Jat community have demonstrated in Delhi and elsewhere. Over the weekend, the Indian military was sent to quell violent protests in the state of Haryana by those demanding quotas for Jats, a caste group, in government jobs and higher education.

Survey Shows Where Children are Most and Least Happy Around the World — Children in Nepal are among the world's most unhappy, according to an international survey of 8-year-olds. The country, one of the world's poorest, was ranked 15th out of 16 nations in mean life satisfaction scores, in research conducted for the Children's Worlds international survey funded by the Jacobs Foundation, a Swiss based nonprofit.

JNU Controversy: What India Said About Freedom of Speech — The row around the arrest of a student leader accused of sedition in New Delhi, has dominated Indian news this week and generated acres of comment about free speech, the future of India and what it means to be "antinational."

Meet the People on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List With Indian or South Asian Origins — In the list of the young and potentially powerful published by Forbes Magazine earlier this month, 19% are immigrants and a similar proportion, 17%, have migrant parents. The magazine featured 600 people aged under 30 who were judged by leaders in various fields, including technology, healthcare and finance, to be the brightest young things in their sector.

How India Helped Prove Einstein Right on Ripples and Gravity — The discovery of gravitational waves announced Thursday has given momentum to Indian scientists hoping to be the first outside of the U.S. to host the device that detected the signals from the collision of two black holes.
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