Rama Lakshmi

Staff writerIndia


Hundreds of climbers and guides were thrust into the deadliest disaster ever on the world’s highest mountain.

  • May 2, 2015

The martial arts-trained devotees in the 26-year-old cloister are a rarity in a male-dominated religious culture.

  • May 2, 2015

The quest to convert the world to vegan ways from the top of the world took Kuntal Joisher on a trying hunt for vegan-friendly mountain gear.

  • May 1, 2015

Many volunteers have yet to receive direction and information nearly five days after the deadly earthquake.

  • Apr 29, 2015

Whole settlements were destroyed by the earthquake, and the death toll has surpassed 5,000.

  • Apr 28, 2015

The death toll continued to climb as rescue teams expanded their search into Nepal’s remote villages.

  • Apr 27, 2015

Residents in Nepal’s capital faced food and water shortages and foul weather while rescuers battled to reach those still stranded by an earthquake that has claimed more than 3,600 lives.

  • Apr 27, 2015

The death toll is rising in the densely populated Kathmandu Valley. The violent quake caused an avalanche at Mount Everest.

  • Apr 26, 2015

The farmer sought compensation for a wheat crop damaged by unseasonable rain.

  • Apr 23, 2015

Witnesses said the farmer — who had suffered some crop losses — climbed a tree and hanged himself.

  • Apr 22, 2015
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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.
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