Rama Lakshmi

Staff writerNew Delhi

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She is a tennis star in India, yet some Indians have trouble completely embracing her.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Thousands call for tighter school security; skating instructor, school chairman have been arrested.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Narendra Modi spoke breathlessly on almost every national and local issue. Now, he’s gone silent.

  • Jul 22, 2014

A 70-year-old journalist traveled to Lahore to meet with the man India believes is behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

  • Jul 15, 2014

The new premier promises bullet trains, freight corridors and upgraded stations. But challenges loom.

  • Jul 9, 2014

“Ban Man” Dina Nath Batra's mission is to strip all books of anything he says is detrimental to his Hindu faith.

  • Jun 23, 2014

A recent law requires firms to have at least one woman on their boards by October, but candidates are scarce.

  • Jun 18, 2014

A string of brutal sexual assaults has shocked Indians. But the government dismisses criticism from the U.N.

  • Jun 12, 2014

It won’ be easy.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Some Indians worry that new prime minister will promote the goals of his Hindu nationalist movement.

  • Jun 7, 2014

India’s oldest party struggles to regroup after the worst electoral performance in its history.

  • May 17, 2014

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi is set to become nation’s next prime minister after landslide election.

  • May 16, 2014

A selection of some of the tweets from Bollywood stars shows sharp division among political lines.

  • May 13, 2014

India’s movie stars and artists are entangled in an unusual public debate about politics.

  • May 13, 2014

As part of effort to buy votes, campaign workers stash money in hearses, lunch boxes, car seats.

  • May 2, 2014

Running multiple candidates with the same name is a wacky yet disturbing trick in India this election.

  • Apr 23, 2014

India now recognizes three genders: male, female and the third, transgender. But curiously, under Indian law, homosexuality is still a crime.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani vows to defend urban interests and champion clean politics.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Opposition parties have been using Obama-style campaign tactics to attract youth, middle class.

  • Apr 7, 2014

More than 800 million voters in India will cast their ballots in polling centers across the country.

  • Apr 4, 2014
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About Rama
Rama Lakshmi has been with The Washington Post’s India bureau since April 1990. She is a staff writer and India social media editor for Post World.

Rama was part of a team that won the ASNE Jesse Laventhol award for deadline news reporting for their work during the 2004 tsunami. A museum studies graduate, she has worked with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Missouri History Museum.