Rama Lakshmi

Staff writerIndia


Cheating in school is commonplace, but mysterious deaths make this probe into test-rigging different.

  • Jul 5, 2015

Millions of Indians tune in nightly to hear tales evoking memories of a vanishing small-town way of life.

  • Jul 1, 2015

The government plans to spend $7.5 billion modernizing older cities and building new ones by 2022.

  • Jun 26, 2015

A day after Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced that he will run for president in 2016, there is a firestorm of jokes on Twitter about his skin color and how he has distanced himself from his Indian roots.

  • Jun 25, 2015

Twitter outrage prompted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks saying “despite being a woman“, Bangladesh’s woman PM was tough on terrorism.

  • Jun 8, 2015

The “Clean India” program will try to improve sanitation in 60 million homes by 2019.

  • Jun 4, 2015

Controversy has erupted after samples of Maggi were found to have excessive lead and MSG.

  • Jun 3, 2015

He soared on foreign relations, but failed on civil liberties.

  • May 26, 2015

India’s prime minister has been in office for a year. Five experts grade his effectiveness on various issues, ranking his performance on a scale from 1 (very poor) to 10 (excellent).

  • May 26, 2015

The nation has 1 percent of the world’s cars, but accounts for 15 percent of global traffic deaths.

  • May 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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