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Devjyot Ghoshal

Most recently, Devjyot Ghoshal was a Fulbright scholar at the Columbia Journalism School, learning about data, design, video and American-English spellings. Before that he spent about four years at Business Standard, an Indian financial daily, in its Delhi, Kolkata, and Singapore offices, where he worked as a staff reporter and Southeast Asia correspondent. He is passionate about beating deadlines and Arsenal F.C.
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'It Requires Immense Preparation:' Advice From Afghanistan’s President On How To Talk To Trump

September 22, 2017 Come prepared—very well prepared. And be brief—very brief. That’s first-hand advice from Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, on having a productive conversation with US president Donald Trump. “If you want to keep him (Trump) engaged, you better be informed—and communicate everything significant in two minutes,” Ghani said at an event at...

India To Let Women Fly Fighter Jets

October 9, 2015 On its 83rd anniversary, the Indian Air Force has made a surprise announcement: Women pilots will soon fly its fighter aircraft. “We have women pilots flying transport aircraft and helicopters, we are now planning to induct them into the fighter stream to meet the aspirations of young women of India,”...

The Dramatic Rise of Terrorism in Pakistan

December 17, 2014 For long, Pakistan’s military and political establishment have walked the tightrope, providing tacit support for terror groups that seek to target Afghanistan and India. That strategy has now dramatically backfired with the Pakistani Taliban turning their guns on the country’s army and civil administration—and Tuesday’s dastardly attack on a school...

A Revolutionary Drone-Based Delivery Network Is Being Tested—in Bhutan

August 7, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It’s one of the world’s first drone-based delivery networks, but it’s not in the Silicon Valley. It’s in Shangri-la. A Silicon Valley startup is piloting a low-cost drone-based delivery project in the remote Himalayan nation of Bhutan that could save lives in far-flung rural communities—and perhaps pioneer the system globally....

Germany Just Canceled a Defense Deal With Russia - Who's Next?

August 6, 2014 As European countries try to balance their economic dependence on Russia with their desire to punish president Vladimir Putin for meddling in Ukraine, Germany has stepped ahead of the pack to poke the bear in the eye, canceling a €123 million ($165 million) defense deal (paywall) with Moscow earlier this...