Rama Lakshmi

Staff writerIndia


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

The Jewish prayer house that was targeted by terrorists reopened Tuesday at the same spot amid tight security.

  • Aug 26, 2014

The nascent industry is testing the limits of what is fair game and what is not under the new government.

  • Aug 21, 2014

Sharmila is called the “Iron Lady of Manipur” by her supporters for her long hunger strike against the immunity against prosecution enjoyed by Indian soldiers deployed in conflict zones.

  • Aug 19, 2014

The all-too-familiar roller coaster has returned in the ties between India and Pakistan.

  • Aug 18, 2014

The new prime minister also called for more toilets and less trash and invited manufacturers to build in India.

  • Aug 15, 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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