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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.

Banks in India enlisting private investigators to hunt down borrowers who vanish

A premier government-owned bank in India is hiring private detectives to track down absconding borrowers after a pair of super-rich jewelers quietly slipped out of the country without repaying a...

Modi-Jinping Informal Wuhan Summit a ‘low cost, high benefit option for China’

China is the only country to have crushed India militarily in living memory. The humiliation inflicted in 1962 has scarred relations between the world’s two most populated and nuclear-armed...

Movie on rickshaw driver’s epic 3,000 km journey a hit in India

A lion-hearted Indian who pedaled his cycle rickshaw all the way from Calcutta to Ladakh in Kashmir covering 3,000 km is the subject of a new award-winning film, which celebrates wanderlust with...

Modi ministers ‘inventing’ scientific history to thrust greatness on Hindu India

The regime change in India’s state of Tripura made headlines when the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wrested power from Communists who had ruled over the remote northeastern...

Will Commonwealth gold medal restore dignity of a ‘criminal’ village in India?

There is a lot riding on the gold medal Indian weightlifter Rahul Venkat Ragala won in the face of stiff competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The champion...

Down-trodden Dalits battling to ride a horse in caste-ridden India

India’s low-caste Dalits – which literally means the oppressed – are demanding the right to ride a horse, sport a moustache, wear jeans and sunglasses and take out marriage...

Can Facebook reunite Norway beautician with her mother in India?

A woman in Norway has harnessed the power of social media to track down her mother in India. Pinky was born in the Indian city of Calcutta in 1978 and adopted by a Norwegian couple who rechristened...

Palestinian group’s Mission Bollywood an uphill task in India today

Activists belonging to the Palestinian rights group, Boycott, Divestments, Sanctions – known the world over simply as BDS – camped in Bollywood last month to forewarn the Indian film...