Rama Lakshmi
Staff Writer

Rama Lakshmi has been with The Washington Post’s India bureau since April 1990. A museum studies graduate, she has worked with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Missouri History Museum.

Latest by Rama Lakshmi

India recognizes a third gender, but homosexuality is still a crime

India recognizes a third gender, but homosexuality is still a crime

India now recognizes three genders: male, female and the third, transgender. But curiously, under Indian law, homosexuality is still a crime.

Indian billionaire tech guru fights for seat in Parliament

Indian billionaire tech guru fights for seat in Parliament

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani vows to defend urban interests and champion clean politics.

Indian parties woo urban middle class in crucial election

Indian parties woo urban middle class in crucial election

Opposition parties have been using Obama-style campaign tactics to attract youth, middle class.

We asked India’s voters what the most important issue is for them in the upcoming election. Here’s what they said.

We asked India’s voters what the most important issue is for them in the upcoming election. Here’s what they said.

More than 800 million voters in India will cast their ballots in polling centers across the country.