Leela Prasad



is a Senior Copy Editor at Indianexpress.com. He specialises in data-driven stories and social media.

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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.

BookMyShow to offer movie tickets on credit
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Ashish Hemrajani, co founder of BookMyShow, said users will be allowed to book tickets and payback the amount within 30 days.

InFocus Bingo 50 #ExpressReview: Good enough for its Rs 7,499 price
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

InFocus Bingo 50 comes with 3GB RAM, a quad-core processor and Android M OS. Here's our review of this new budget smartphone.

As India goes south in FIFA ranking, it needs to look beyond northeast for solutions
Thu, May 05, 2016

The state of Indian football is in shambles. Its domestic league is on its last legs. Can India once again punch above its weight like the legends in the 50s?

North Korea nuclear test: A cancer that spread from Pakistan
Thu, May 05, 2016

In the summer of 1996, Korea had reached an agreement with Pakistan to trade their long-range missile technology in exchange for its the highly enriched uranium (HEU) program.

Can Star Wars ‘Force’ Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale and Deepika Padukone’s Bajirao Mastani into corner?
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Sean Mclain in the Wall Street Journal reported that the studio wanted to avoid clashing dates with blockbuster Bollywood releases — Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale and Ranveer Singh’s Bajirao Mastani.

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton’s first hurdle in 2016 presidential race
Thu, May 05, 2016

Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, has emerged as an alternative choice for Democrat voters in the presidential race.

Why Delhi must import ideas to tackle diesel emissions
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

The Supreme Court has shown the way, now it is time for Delhi residents to act.

Huawei reveals super-quick charging batteries: Provide 68% charge in two minutes
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Huawei shared the astonishing results in a video presentation at a Battery Symposium in Japan.

Modi image on Westminster: British MP raises issue in House, NGO says it got idea from 3D hologram campaign
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

An image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a sword against the backdrop of a swastika on the Palace of Westminster.

Meizu m2 review: A budget phone with a decent camera option
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Meizu M2's design might not be original, the device does offer good features and specs for its price

San Francisco to New Delhi flight could mark beginning of Air India’s turnaround
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Air India reported losses of Rs 1,800 crore till January this year on all international routes, according to an internal analysis.

Auto permits are back in Maharashtra, but pollution still an issue
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Maharashtra government announces one lakh auto permits despite pollution levels being slightly above the threshold limit in cities like Navi Mumbai and Pune.

Manchester United need to abandon Louis van Gaal’s philosophy
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Manchester United, despite enjoying 60% possession, were reduced to passing sideways than probing for gaps behind the defence.

Mumbai toasts multi-crore property deals, but what about its homeless?
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Thousands sleep on the streets every night in Mumbai with the fear of coming under the wheels of an Audi or a BMW.

Manchester clubs turn to Anthony Martial, Kelechi Iheanacho for goals
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Manchester United's Anthony Martial and City's Kelechi Inheanacho announced their arrival with a bang this Saturday.

Despite the low price, Delhi doesn’t take to beer like Bucharest
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Delhi consumes beer 21 times less than what a person in Prague would wash down his pretzel with a beer everyday.

iBall Slide A2 Stellar review: At Rs 11,999, a decent buy for tablet-seekers
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

Balancing price and features can be challenge, but iBall seems to have made the right moves with the Stellar A2

How Maggi row could hit desi hunger pangs in the US
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

While Indian authorities look at whether Maggi is good enough to be sold in the country, it seems the popular product has been a hot export out of India.

Tamil Nadu: In the land of the freebies, sadly power is never a poll promise
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

For a state grappling with power deficit, daily power cuts would mean that mixies, grinders, TVs and table fans cannot run on poll promises.

Narendra Modi vs the markets: Plotting key days from first year to BSE performance
Mon, May 25, 2015

The traders seemed to rally behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of reform and growth for much of the last 12 months as his government completes one year in power tomorrow

Web Edit: Mayweather vs Pacquiao lacked a punch
Sun, May 03, 2015

The richest fight in boxing history did not live up to its billing, but it did settle who the greatest of all was.

uberINTERCITY to connect Mumbai and Pune at Rs 3,999
Fri, May 01, 2015

The inter-city option is being lauched for a limited time period after sensing a demand from frequent travellers between the two cities.

Uber updates SOS button for India, will alert police in case of emergency
Fri, May 01, 2015

Uber has not set a time frame for the release but Kolkata or Delhi is expected to be the first city to receive the upgrade.

Noida: Fire breaks out in two-storey building
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

All the employees were evacuated immediately and nobody was said to be hurt in the accident.

Passengers of Air India flight to Andaman made to wait in bus for an hour, will now fly two days late
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

AI flight 9601 was scheduled to depart at 5.45 am from Delhi, but it was delayed due to "technical reasons".

If Rahul Gandhi returns today, here are 3 questions he should answer
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Three questions that Rahul Gandhi needs to answer; and 'where were you?' is not one of them.

Sony Xperia E4 Express Review: Decent, but not at this price
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

There are many under-Rs 10,000-smartphones that come with a killer spec sheet than this one.

Smartican: Smart transformation from a quiz game to a social network
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

Smartican wants their users to meet each other through common interests and show them content which is not just limited.

The colder it gets, the further Rahul Gandhi stays away from Parliament
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Does the weather really has a part to play on, possibly, the next Congress party President's attendance record?

WWE Immortals game review: Don’t try this on your device
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

WWE Immortals can be addictive but gamers familiar with Injustice League can save a huge amount of space on their device.

Bus Simulator 2015 game review: Horn not OK please
Sat, Mar 07, 2015

Bus Simulator 2015 highly recommended for those who has an unfulfilled childhood dream of becoming a bus conductor.

Modi promised total sanitation in schools, but it might be difficult to achieve. Here is why
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

The MHRD ministry, under Smriti Irani, has identified that 80% of schools in seven states are without toilets.