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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.

Indian army picks celebrity bike ambulance rider’s brains to save wounded soldiers’ lives

An unlettered man who received the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honors, for ferrying thousands of sick and dying patients to hospitals on his motorcycle for two decades, is now...

British researcher-turned-midwife a big hit in India’s badlands

A British sociologist who came to India’s Jharkhand state for her doctorate on the living conditions of women coal miners has been transformed by circumstances into a midwife who has helped...

Thanks to India, Afghanistan passes tough cricket Test

Civil war-ravaged Afghanistan, which makes its Test debut today has a lot to thank India for its graduation to the longest and most prestigious form of cricket overcoming multiple odds along the way....

Sting operation shows rich Indian media houses stoop to filthy levels to help ruling party

A sting operation by India’s Cobrapost investigative portal has exposed how the top print and television houses in the world’s biggest democracy are ready to promote extremist Hindu...

Spymasters’ confessional book grabs eyeballs in India and Pakistan

Two spymasters from Pakistan and India – nuclear-armed neighbors who have fought three full-fledged war since their birth – have co-authored a new book “The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI...

Rooh Afza, South Asia’s Vimto, a Ramadan blockbuster for 111 years

A rose red syrupy drink called Rooh Afza, or Soul Refresher, is the flavor of the holy month of Ramadan across India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, quenching the thirst of devout Muslims during iftaar at...

Why Sheikh Hasina’s Rohingya advocacy is her insurance policy for India visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s unflinching support for Rohingya Muslims will pay her rich dividends in West Bengal - the adjoining Indian state with a Muslim population of over 27 percent -...

Bollywood spy film erases stigma of betrayal from Kashmiri Muslims

India’s Kashmiri Muslims are demonized and maligned as incorrigible traitors whose strings are pulled by Pakistan – the “enemy” nation next-door India has thrice gone to war...