Leela Prasad


is an Assitant Editor at Indianexpress.com. He specialises in data-driven stories and social media.

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Read the numbers: Congress is closing in on BJP, on vote share, seats
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Congress has improved its tally from 51 seats in 2002 to 59 and 60 in 2007 and 2012. If the party can maintain its current leads, it is set to win its highest number of seats since 1985.

As Modi wins Gujarat, BJP loses his hometown seat Unjha
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

In Unjha constituency, which encompasses Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hometown Vadnagar, Congress candidate Asha Patel has won the seat by over 19,000 votes.

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition: Here is a fanboy’s take
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition has been launched in India today, and here's a fanboy's take on the special edition.

GES 2017: When PM Narendra Modi launched Mitra, the ‘Made in India’ robot
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

PM Narendra Modi launched Mitra at GES 2017: The robot uses facial recognition technology to identify people and can also recognise several languages.

Waiting in line for the Apple iPhone X
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Apple iPhone X will go on sale worldwide on November 3. In India, the phone will be available starting 6 PM.

Asus UX430UA review: Sturdy and light, but can we have more graphics?
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Asus UX430UA is sleek-looking, ultra-portable laptop holds a lot of promise when it comes to design and portability. But is this enough to wean away users from Apple's MacBook Air? We find out in our review.

Doklam spoof video: No Chinese media, you cannot manufacture laughter (or public opinion)
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

On Tuesday, the Chinese state-sponsored rhetoric reached alarming levels and crossed every line of decency. A video produced by Beijing's official mouthpiece, Xinhua, portrayed India as a nation of hairy men wearing turbans.

Tech can create jobs but can be disruptive, experts sound warning
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Panelists at the ieThinc, an Indian Express event presented by Facebook in New Delhi, grappled with the question whether this new tech-driven economy has the job-creating potential.

Before Kupwara: Six attacks on Army camps, 22 terrorists killed in three years
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Kupwara attack: With the onset of summer leading to a thaw in the snow-covered border areas, the armed forces are braced for an spike in the number of infiltration bids.

Sukma ambush: What is also at risk? Government’s Rs 11,724 crore road projects in Maoist strongholds
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Road connectivity forms a critical part of anti-Maoist operations in Left Wing Extremism affected areas.

Red beacon: Why 2001 attack on Parliament prompted Delhi Police to crackdown on its illegal use
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The crackdown on vehicles illegally fitted with red beacons saw 205 vehicle owners and drivers being prosecuted.

Ram Jethmalani legal fee: Rs 4 crore of taxpayers money would have covered pensions, teacher salaries for a month
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Ram Jethmalani's office had reportedly sought Rs 1 crore retainer fee and Rs 22 lakh per court appearance

With Yogi Adityanath at helm, India’s largest meat processing state could lose Rs 11,350 crore a year
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Uttar Pradesh saw an incremental rise in the number of government approved abattoirs and also buffalo meat exports.

In connecting people with the 3310, Nokia is not really connecting the dots
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The new Nokia 3310 is a glossy eyesore, peddled in the name of nostalgia.

PM Modi’s ‘graveyard’ remark was not divisive, media got it wrong     
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

PM Modi's tirade against the current dispensation in Uttar Pradesh was woefully misinterpreted.

With Pankaj Singh, Noida’s Aghapur wants to once again become village within city
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

As campaigning draws to a close for phase one in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, Rajnath Singh's son and BJP candidate from Noida, Pankaj Singh chose Aghapur to begin his day.

Want to know how India’s richest 1 per cent are wealthier than the bottom 70 per cent? Read on
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Studying micro economies such as Bastar gives us the tools to highlight the rising inequality between the bourgeoise and proletariat.

Before New Year 2017, here is the A to Z to what 2016 was like
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Here are the top 26 news that made headlines in India and worldwide in 2016.

Here is everything that the Rs 2000 note has but doesn’t
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Please take note: The fake stories around the real Rs 2,000 note.

Bring reel life patriotism into real life, but don’t stand up in dissent
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The Supreme Court order could infringe upon at least one of the six fundamental rights recognised by the Constitution.

Andhra Pradesh MP’s unique protest against demonetisation catches opposition eye
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

TDP MP Dr Sivaprasad from Andhra Pradesh shows up at Parliament in half-black and half-white trousers and shirt.

US Presidential election results 2016: Yes US media, you missed (messed) this one pretty bad
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

Most media houses today will find it hard to come to terms with the result as newsrooms across the US would watch Trump's victory speech in stunned silence.

What Delhi can learn from Beijing: A system to check pollution levels
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Air pollution is one thing that the Delhi government cannot shift the blame to the Centre.

HTC Desire 630 4G LTE review: Stylish, but short
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

HTC Desire 630 4G LTE dual sim is not just another pretty face in the market, there is more to it than the eye candy on offer.

Behind Kiran Bedi’s threat to quit, a strong resolve to cleanup Puducherry
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Kiran Bedi had taken a keen interest in local civic issues, particularly grievances involving garbage removal

Kashmir, Balochistan rhetoric reaches crescendo post Modi’s Independence Day speech
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

The first domino fell during an all-party meeting on Kashmir, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted the same confrontational stance as his counterpart in Pakistan.

ifrogz Free Rein Reflect Bluetooth headphones: Don’t become a roadkill, use these
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

ifrogz Free Rein Reflect Bluetooth headphones are perfect for those running out on the roads.

Addicted to Pokémon Go? God save all you Charmander-loving, Meowth-hating fans!
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Pokemon Go hasn't even officially released in India and many have already started reliving Ash Ketchum's dream of 'catching them all'.

Itel it1511 review
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

itel's first big offering is a selfie phone, the it1511. Is this entry-level smartphone pretending to be a polished mid-segment piece? We find out.

Who is Theresa May?
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Theresa May, who backed the Remain campaign, will be tasked with negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union

Portugal vs France: Can Portugal be proud of this Euro 2016 win?
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Portugal might have won the Euro 2016 but is this something they can be proud of given the style of their play in the tournament?

Telangana to unfurl India’s largest Tricolour
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

The proposed height of the flagpole is 303 feet -- 10 feet more than the current tallest flagpole pole in Ranchi.

Railways to start trial runs of solar train in sunny Jodhpur
Fri, May 13, 2016

Annually, the Railways are hoping to reduce 239 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions by saving approximately 90,800 litres of diesel per rake.

In under surveillance China, a technology that gives cameras some brains
Sun, May 08, 2016

These cameras can track abnormal behaviour -- running away from a cash machine or lingering for too long -- and alert the authorities by sounding an alarm.

The Indian Iris, a unique startup that keeps an eye on govt schemes
Thu, May 05, 2016

The idea to build a comprehensive platform of this scale first took root in 2014 when Sindhu, a IIIT Bangalore graduate, read about Narayan Singh Rao's work for the BJP during the Lok Sabha elections.

How a Chinese cab service uses AI to purge the surge
Sun, May 01, 2016

In China, cab aggregator Didi Chuxing is betting big on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to make their algorithms predict demand and adjust the number of drivers in a locality for maximum efficiency.