Rama Lakshmi has been a correspondent with The Washington Post’s India bureau since April 1990. She is also the India social media editor for The Washington Post World section. Rama was part of a team that won the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Jesse Laventhol Award for deadline news reporting for its work during the 2004 tsunami. A museum studies graduate and a trained oral historian, she has worked with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. In India, she has consulted with the National Museum Institute, National Rail Museum and the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art. She is also the curator of the Remember Bhopal Museum, which opened in December 2014 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the deadly Union Carbide gas leak. Rama has studied feminist politics, refugee rights and the American civil rights movement. She has conducted oral histories with the activists of the disability rights movement in the U.S.