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Leela Prasad


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

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
Thu, Dec 13, 2018

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.