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S. N. M. Abdi
S. N. M. Abdi

S. N. M. Abdi is an Indian writer and columnist. He was Deputy Editor of Outlook and has covered South Asia for foreign dailies, magazines and portals.

Trains in India crushing elephants and tigers as officials look the other way

Tigers, lions and elephants are being mowed down by high speed trains in India with alarming regularity outraging animal rights activists but the federal or state governments don’t bat an eyelid...

Farmers in India taking BJP’s cow by the horns ahead of general elections

Angry farmers in India are locking up cows in government-owned buildings like schools and hospitals to save their standing crops from being eaten or destroyed by hordes of cattle invading agricultural...

Does senior party leader’s attack on Modi has the blessings of India’s RSS?

Nitin Gadkari, a powerful minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, is taking potshots at Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah acutely embarrassing both even as the...

Why is India renaming island after independence hero who vanished

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to rename one of the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Indian Ocean after Subhash Chandra Bose has turned the spotlight on an...

Priyanka Gandhi’s upcoming book drives rumors of her plunge in Indian politics

One of India’s most beloved yet mysterious personalities – Priyanka Gandhi – is writing a book which might prove to be a political bombshell in the run-up to next year’s...

IN PICTURES: Theatre of the blind an eye-opener for audiences in India

Calcutta is India’s cultural capital for as long as anyone can remember. The teeming eastern port city is acknowledged as the national headquarters of music, poetry and the fine arts from...

India’s foreign policy in tatters due to Modi’s sense of self-importance

No other Indian prime minister has travelled abroad as frequently as Narendra Modi has since mid-2014. But an appraisal of the staggering number of overseas trips at the fag end of Modi’s term...

Is ‘Anger Index’ behind India’s Congress party victories in three states?

Anger – yes rising anger – against Bharatiya Janata Party governments in India’s heartland literally fueled the Congress Party’s victory in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and...