Husain’s death in exile blots India’s copybook

June 23, 2011
S. N. M. Abdi
Husain’s death in exile blots India’s copybook

Maqbool Fida Husain’s death and burial far away from his motherland is so depressing as it exposes yet again predominantly Hindu but constitutionally secular India’s failure to take the bull of majority fundamentalism by the horns to save Muslims from being trampled or being gored to death.
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Sen’s nonsense

June 9, 2011
S. N. M. Abdi
Sen’s nonsense

Faridpur-born eminent Indian film director Mrinal Sen is being pilloried as a communist lackey. Normally celebrities like Sen are surrounded by lackeys. But after the ignominious fall of the communist regime in West Bengal, the 89-year-old is suddenly exposed to public scorn and ridicule in Kolkata — the city he migrated to as an...
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