Rama Lakshmi

Staff writerIndia


India’s low-budget spacecraft, called Mangalyaan, entered orbit around the Red Planet on Wednesday.

  • Sep 24, 2014

With its indigenously built low-cost spacecraft, the country joins an elite global space club.

  • Sep 24, 2014

Subrata Roy works to raise $1.6 billion by selling the Plaza Hotel from jail.

  • Sep 23, 2014

What if the dinner plate of the guest of honor is empty?

  • Sep 22, 2014

The devout Hindu is observing the annual nine-day religious fast called Navratri. For Modi, this is a strict no-food fast.

  • Sep 22, 2014

A dying Indian contact sport called kabaddi is making a comeback thanks to TV, money and Bollywood.

  • Sep 11, 2014

India’s prime minister plays teacher for a day on National Teachers’ Day.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Without quite mentioning China, the Indian leader criticized the “18th-century-style expansionist attitudes” among some countries.

  • Sep 1, 2014

The teen rapist serving three years for the fatal 2012 assault paints in his room at the juvenile correction facility.

  • Sep 1, 2014

A new campaign bans cars in the heart of the capital on Sundays and allows people to use it as they wish.

  • Aug 28, 2014
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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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