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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.

Keep them obedient: Indian varsity launches course for ‘ideal’ daughters-in-law

A state-run university in India has launched a new course to produce adarsh bahus, or ideal daughters-in-law, igniting derision and revulsion in equal measure in the world’s largest democracy of...

Why are more Indian paramilitary soldiers killing themselves than getting killed

More para-military soldiers in India are killing themselves in cold blood than getting killed in action in Jammu & Kashmir, Chattisgarh or the north-east, the three main war theaters in the...

New book says India’s Modi gunning for Pakistan but subservient to China, the US

A new book by Bharat Karnad, India’s foremost old school strategic expert, rips apart Prime Minister Narendra Modi for targeting Pakistan while surrendering the country’s sovereignty to...

Rickshawpuller-turned-writer signs mega book deal in India

An Indian who ferried passengers on his cycle rickshaw on the streets of Calcutta for most of his life to make ends meet has signed a multi-book deal with a premier publishing firm and is being hailed...

Nobel Prize-winning Indian pleads for opposition unity to blow out Narendra Modi

A frail yet nattily dressed 84-year-old man has taken up the cudgels against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing it of “misleading...

Can peace dividends from business pull back India and Pakistan from the brink?

Bilateral trade can check the slide in India-Pakistan relations, according to Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan, even as the current stand-off is turning out to be one of the longest in...

Indian Kashmir’s new ‘party-hopper’ governor just a ploy to cover the cracks?

The Indian Government has played a wild card in Jammu & Kashmir by appointing Satyapal Malik as Governor making him the first career politician to hold that key post since 1980s in the volatile,...

Upright civil servant in India prefers NGOs to government service

Some of India’s brightest young men and women dream of cracking the civil service examination to govern the country alongside politicians. But of late many career bureaucrats are quitting the...