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How a 500-year-old Indian temple became a shrine for H-1B visa hopefuls

Ananya Bhattacharya
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Devotees believe a visit to a 500-year-old temple in India could be their ticket to America. On any given day, hundreds of tech workers crowd into the Chilkur Balaji Temple in Hyderabad, one of India’s biggest IT hubs, to pray to the “Visa God.” Their wish? The coveted US H-1B visa, which goes to just…

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