Leela Prasad


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

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UP van accident: Here is how Indian Railways decides which unmanned railway crossings to shut
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

The Indian Railways has eliminated 1464 unmanned level crossings in the last year. As of March 31, 2018, there are 3,479 unmanned level crossings in the country.

Padmaavat first day, first show: No posters outside multiplexes in Noida, no sign of Karni Sena either
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Padmaavat release day: Police personnel and private security guards stood guard at entrances to multiplexes and malls which house them, looking for any sign of trouble.

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.