Rama Lakshmi

Staff writerIndia

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Restrictive rules and a thriving black market for babies create long waits for the country’s 30 million orphans.

  • Mar 24, 2015

Dozens of parents, hanging from windows to give kids cheat sheets, took an old problem to new heights.

  • Mar 19, 2015

The Vatican conclave’s youngest cardinal visited with the 72 year old nun who was gangraped. “The sisters have forgiven, but justice is to be made visible,” he said.

  • Mar 18, 2015

In a new biography, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his famous fashion sense is a “gift of God.“

  • Mar 18, 2015

A former tough cop who fought terrorism wrote a column saying he feels scared of being a Christian in India today.

  • Mar 16, 2015

The country known for copying drugs comes up with a vaccine of its own.

  • Mar 10, 2015

Will surveillance cameras help in New Delhi or will they invade privacy?

  • Mar 4, 2015

The convicted rapist blames the victim for being out late.

  • Mar 3, 2015

The premier belied expectations with a budget that aspires to help both businesses and the poor.

  • Feb 28, 2015

Rahul Gandhi, the vice president of India’s opposition Congress party, went on holiday to do some thinking this week, opening himself to widespread ridicule.

  • Feb 25, 2015
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About
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.