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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.

Court to take a call on India’s inter-faith kidney donation case

Courts in India usually have a lot on their plate. Typically, judges these days are arbitrating in inter-state disputes over sharing of river water, culpability of the government in road deaths caused...

In Bangladesh polls, Sheikh Hasina pitted against father’s lieutenant-cum-friend

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was eyeing a cakewalk in the year-end general elections but her pitch has been queered by a venerable 82-year-old Oxford educated jurist - Kamal Hussain - who...

Judge’s ‘inhuman’ remark a boon for fugitives India wants to extradite for trial

India’s Supreme Court has remarked that jail inmates are hardly treated as human beings – a terse observation that is sure to bolster the case of fugitives who cite the hellish state of...

Indian woman cricketer fights for honor after outshining Kohli with bat in T20

Which Indian cricketer has scored the highest number of runs in the T 20 format?The answer will stump most cricket buffs. It’s not Virat Kohli – the reigning superstar of Indian cricket...

Lighter schoolbags bring smiles on the face of students across India

How much should a schoolbag weigh? At long last India’s federal government, various state governments and the country’s powerful judiciary seem to have arrived at an answer after...

Rohingya expats come to aid of ‘world’s most persecuted community’

Educated Rohingya Muslims living in Europe are standing by their long-suffering brethren – aptly labeled by the United Nations as the world’s most persecuted community - as they wage a...

Hasina film versus Khaleda book in poll-bound Bangladesh

Ahead of general elections in Bangladesh, arch rivals Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia are wooing the electorate in the predominantly Muslim south Asian nation with a film and a book respectively. The...

India’s Modi slammed for ‘stealing’ ex-PM’s trademark jacket to impress peers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is often seen in colorful waistcoats, has drawn up an elaborate plan: to gift world leaders bespoke “Modi jackets” especially stitched for them in India....