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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.

Students fighting for safe roads in Bangladesh test Sheikh Hasina’s patience before polls

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has successfully pushed the country’s opposition into a corner but defiant students – including schoolchildren – protesting over road deaths...

Is Modi’s BJP aiming for the moon in India’s Muslim-majority Jammu & Kashmir?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is aiming for the moon in Jammu & Kashmir – the Hindu nationalists are pulling out all stops to install a Hindu chief...

India’s Assam on the edge over ‘polarizing’ National Record of Citizens

Muslims in India’s Assam state, bordering Bangladesh, are in a state of panic ahead of the publication of the final draft of a National Record of Citizens (NRC), or verified registry of Indian...

After ‘embrace of love’, India’s Rahul Gandhi throws another gambit at Modi’s BJP

After jolting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a surprise hug in Parliament, India’s opposition leader Rahul Gandhi called it the “embrace of love” for his political adversary.But,...

Why Malaysia’s Mahathir poured cold water on India’s Zakir Naik deportation plea

Malaysia’s blunt refusal to deport Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is a rap on the knuckles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for feeding legally untenable, cooked-up...

Women commandos gearing up to fight female militants in Indian Kashmir

For the first time, India is deploying women para-military commandos in Jammu & Kashmir - a virtual admission by New Delhi that more and more Kashmiri women are joining the ranks of militants...

Is Internet trolling of India’s foreign minister an inside job?

India’s Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, who has rescued many Indians caught in nasty situations abroad after they tweeted her, is now fighting a lonely online battle against Hindu hardliners...

Indian city’s out-of-the-box project boosting rich heritage

Electrical junction boxes dotting Calcutta’s roads are turning into objets d’art thanks to a brilliant new campaign to spruce up the metropolis by painting portraits of great men and their...