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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.

Candidates facing elections iron clothes, give a shave to entice voters in India

There is no dearth of Indians who would give their right arm to get elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) or Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA). The craze to become a people’s representative...

Trump snubs Modi by turning down invitation to India’s Republic Day celebrations

“India will soon find out”, US President Donald Trump had ominously announced in the second week of October, setting off alarm bells in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government...

Indian lawmaker explains his preference for Pakistan after jibes from Modi party

High profile Indian cricketer-turned-politician, Navjot Singh Sidhu, has been branded a “Pakistani agent” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) underlining...

On national duty, visiting West Indian cricketer trying to trace roots in India

The West Indian cricket team is currently touring India and Devendra Bishoo is its star leg-spinner.But besides taking wickets, scoring runs and taking the odd catch, Bishoo has an equally important...

What lies beneath India’s sudden cancellation of talks with Pakistan?

New Delhi’s sudden cancellation of a scheduled meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York is still an unsolved mystery...

Concerns raised as India deports Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

The deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar by the Indian Government has outraged the United Nations and human rights activists who are accusing New Delhi of deliberately pushing the refugees...

Deadliest for pedestrians: Road accidents kill more Indians than terrorism

India’s roads are the deadliest for pedestrians in the whole world. The latest government statistics reveal that the number of pedestrians killed on roads rose to 20,457 last year from 12,330 in...

Can slice-of-life Indian movie ‘Village Rockstars’ bag an Oscar?

Village Rockstars - India’s official entry in the Oscars - is the creation of a lone woman, 32-year-old Rima Das who has single-handedly directed, shot, produced, written and edited the gem of a...