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Table of Contents

30 Apr-06 May, 2013 | Vol 05 | Issue 17
Suja Jones speaks of her trauma
The trial of a French Consulate employee, accused of raping his minor daughter, has begun in Bangalore. Suja Jones, his wife, spoke to Open on her battle for justice and why it is important to listen carefully to your child
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The Maoist plan of revival in an erstwhile bastion now looks bleak

As the BJP seeks another term in Karnataka, Hindutva’s foot soldiers raise a battlecry against cross-community romance

A portrait of a fearless piece of Indian legislation that assures affordable medication to the world’s poor

After Ajit Pawar’s urination comment, a group protesting shoddy drought relief finds unexpected momentum

The line-up for this year’s UEFA Champions League has three usual suspects and one gigantic wave of energy

Vikram Chatwal is worth half a billion dollars. But why does someone like him keep going into self-destruct mode?

The arrival of Christian Louboutin is eagerly welcomed by a burgeoning tribe of Indian women who will go to any length for a good shoe

Cigarettes can always be squeezed for tax revenues or for cash to fund a company’s diversification

Mohammed Riaz never bothers to open his vintage fountain pen outlet before 2 pm, but the 90-year-old business still draws loyal customers from across the country

A Film With the Kapoor Cousins • Catch Tabu If You Can • Goddess Complex

The ethics of Bollywood trying to make capital out of tragedies like the Delhi rape

The Maharashtra BJP’s internal caste politics will do nothing to win the party votes in a state where its influence is steadily diminishing

Books

Two books on Narendra Modi establish why it is silly to hope that the bigot will ever be any less bigoted

Science

They evolved from Homo erectus, considered the immediate ancestor of modern humans

Cinema

An entertaining and entirely irreverent ghost story

Gadgets

A beautiful multimedia-optimised all-in-one PC with touch technology