Leela Prasad

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

Articles By Leela Prasad

Fossil Sport smartwatch review: A watch for all seasons

Fossil Sport smartwatch review: Primarily aimed at the fitness enthusiast, it is a watch for all seasons. Its round-dial design with aluminum casing on the top and a rotating crown on the side gives the watch a refined look.

In Andhra Pradesh, TDP’s hopes of a silent wave blown away by Jagan’s YSRCP

Leads from 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats show the YSR Congress Party is heading for a landslide victory. The party is expected to win anywhere above 150 seats in the Assembly and at least 24 seats in Parliament.

Election Results 2019 highlights: It’s a victory of India, victory of democracy, says PM

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 India highlights: With the landslide victory, Modi is the first non-Congress full majority Prime Minister to get re-elected with a stronger majority.

In Delhi’s 1 out of 7 score, the tale of how women have fared in Indian elections

In the 16 Lok Sabha elections held since independence, only thrice has Delhi elected more than one woman candidate. This could change in 2019 if all the three women fielded by the AAP, BJP, Congress pull off a win. The odds, however, could be overwhelming.

#BoycottABCbrand brigade flies high with Vistara gaffe, but where does all this land?

G D Bakshi, who usually finds his voice in prime time debates, is yet to let out his infamous guttural war cry baying an eye for an eye in this episode of social media mob justice.

Andhra High Court in Amaravati: 2.70-lakh sq ft facility has just 11 judges, no net connectivity

With no lawyer chambers allocated yet, advocates seek refuge under a giant canopy containing a smattering of plastic chairs opposite the courthouse. It is here that they meet clients between hearings and take breaks between hearings. 

Jagan promises to ban alcohol in Andhra, sparks questions on its viability

Andhra Pradesh experimented with alcohol ban nearly 25 years ago in 1995, a year after Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) became chief minister for the third time. In fact, his electoral success was partially credited to his promise of banning spirits.

Pawan Kalyan’s poll campaign revolves around this tiny fishing village in Andhra Pradesh

For the approximately 20,000 voters of Gangavaram, pollution is a major issue, as a result of which it is one of the core issues of Jana Sena chief and actor Pawan Kalyan’s election campaign

Jana Sena’s JD Lakshmi Narayana: Alliance with BSP reflects party’s intention

V V Lakshmi Narayana, popularly known as JD or Joint Director, was the CBI’s joint director in Andhra Pradesh when YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy was sent to jail for 16 months in a disproportionate assets case in 2012.

Andhra Pradesh elections: Nara Lokesh works hard to weave a success story in gateway to new capital

Lokesh, a member of the state legislative council, hasn’t given up the position even after the party announced his name from Mangalagiri. This has led to murmurs within the party circles that his father Chandrababu has hedged his bets in case Lokesh fails to win.

What Aadhaar verdict did not spell out: Status of numbers linked to bank accounts, telecom providers

Justice D Y Chandrachud, in his dissenting judgment, said Aadhaar details collected by Telecom Service Providers shall be deleted forthwith

Keeping criminal politicians out of polls: This 2014 govt report’s suggestions remain in deep freeze

What constitutes a heinous crime and at what stage of a criminal investigation should a politician be recommended for disqualification? The Law Commission has some recommendations.

Why Maldives electing Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as its new president matters to India

India said the election marks the triumph of democratic forces in the Maldives.

How Pakistan voted through decades of turmoil

Between the elections of 1977 and 2013, Pakistan transitioned from a democracy to a dictatorship and back again. Here is how voter confidence had hit its lowest in 1997 and improved in 2013.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France were conservative, but not timid on way to title

France scraped through in the group stages before turning on the magic in the knockout stages including in the high-scoring final.

FIFA World Cup 2018: ‘Just another night’ for Belgium

The result against France will hurt Belgium, a team of so-called golden generation of players, who came to Russia looking to erase memories of the shock defeat against Wales in the 2016 European Championship quarterfinals.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina were on the ventilator, France just pulled the plug

The close win against Nigeria showed how the mighty Argentina had fallen. The round of 16 exit only confirmed what many had long suspected.

UP van accident: Here is how Indian Railways decides which unmanned railway crossings to shut

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

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

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.