Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 80 - Issue 10: 25 May, 2001
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1243

The importance of being impolite
p. 1245 | Balaram, P.

American government stand on scientific misconduct and its relevance to the Indian scientific community
p. 1247 | Valluri, S. R.

Something is rotten in the state of education
p. 1248 | Desiraju, Gautam R.

Reference problems
p. 1249 | Varkey, M. J.

Vedic astrology
p. 1250 | Khare, Pushpa; Virk, H. S.

Indian FRS
p. 1251 | Ramanna, Raja; Ram, H. Y. Mohan

Plant molecular biology: Sources of information, scope and spectrum
p. 1252 | Gupta, P. K.

Plant molecular biology: Sources of information, scope and spectrum(Response)
p. 1252 | Sopory, S. K.; Maheshawari, S. C.

Bt cotton in India: Too cautious a development
p. 1253 | Gujar, G. T.

Bt cotton in India: Too cautious a development(Response)
p. 1253 | Bharathan, Geeta

GSLV launched successfully
p. 1254

From the archives
p. 1256

Meeting Report
Natural hazards: Mitigation and management
p. 1257 | Virk, H. S.

In Conversation
An interview with Richard F. Celeste, the United States Ambassador to India
p. 1259 | Sen, Nirupa

Beyond mere competence
p. 1261 | Pal, Yash

Scientific Correspondence
Comparative antifungal activity of essential oils and constituents from three distinct genotypes of cymbopogon spp.
p. 1264 | Saikia, Dharmendra; Khanuja, Suman P. S.; Kahol, Atul P.; Gupta, Subhash C.; Kumar, Sushil

Significance of sequential opening of flowers of Gloriosa superba L.
p. 1266 | Gupta, L. M.; Raina, R.

Antioxidant property of the bulb of scilla indica
p. 1267 | Tripathi, Yamini Bhusan; Singh, Ajita Vikram; Dubey, G. P.

Repellent action of neem cream against An. culicifacies and Cx. quinquefasiatus
p. 1270 | Nagpal, B. N.; Srivastava, Aruna; Valecha, Neena; Sharma, V. P.

General Articles
The science behind tradition
p. 1272 | Arunachalam, V.

Plutonium dispersal and health hazards from nuclear weapon accidents
p. 1275 | Mian, Zia; Ramana, M. V.; Rajaraman, R.

Review Articles
Cosmology with gravitational lensing
p. 1285 | Chitre, S. M.; Mellier, Y.; Narasimha, D.; Fort, B.

Technical Note
UNIVIS-2000: An indigenously developed comprehensive visualization package
p. 1296 | Limaye, Ajay C.; Gadre, Shridhar R.

Research Articles
Piperine augments transcription inhibitory activity of rifampicin by severalfold in Mycobacterium smegmatis
p. 1302 | Balakrishnan, Veena; Varma, Saaket; Chatterji, Dipankar

Research Communication
Toxicological evaluation of pan masala in pure inbred Swiss mice: A preliminary report on long-term exposure study
p. 1306 | Nigam, S. K.; Kumar, Ashok; Sheikh, Shagufta; Saiyed, H. N.

Protective effects of lactic acid bacteria against genotoxicity in mice
p. 1310 | Abraham, Suresh K.; Paul, Jaishree

Fluoride concentration in river waters of south Asia
p. 1312 | Madhavan, N.; Subramanian, V.

Large scale Antarctic features captured by multi-frequency scanning microwave radiometer on-board OCEANSAT-1
p. 1319 | Vyas, N. K.; Dash, M. K.; Bhandari, S. M.; Khare, N.; Mitra, A.; Pandey, P. C.

An occurrence of ~ 74 ka Youngest Toba Tephra from the Western Continental Margin of India
p. 1322 | Pattan, J. N.; Shane, P.; Pearce, N. J. G.; Banakar, V. K.; Parthiban, G.

Stable isotopic studies of microbial carbonates from Talchir sediments of east-central India
p. 1326 | Ghosh, Prosenjit; Bhattacharya, S. K.; Chakrabarti, A.

Palynoflora and radiocarbon dates of Holocene deposits of Dhamapur, Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra
p. 1331 | Kumaran, K. P. N.; Limaye, Ruta B.; Rajshekhar, C.; Rajagopalan, G.

An imprinting function of DNA polymerase a in establishment of mating type silencing in Schizosaccharomyces pombe
p. 1337 | Ahmed, Shakil; Singh, Jagmohan

Book Reviews
Frontiers of Fundamental Physics
p. 1344 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 2000
p. 1344 | Das, Puspendu Kumar; Sebastian, K. L.

The Two-Mile Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future
p. 1345 | Lal, D.

Cretaceous Stratigraphy - An Update
p. 1346 | Sahni, Ashok

DST-ICTP Fellowship Program for the year 2001
p. 1348

SPIC Science Foundation-Assistant Director/Deputy Director
p. 1350

Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1351

University of Pune-Appointment of Professor in Chemistry at NCFRR
p. 1352

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
p. 1353

Harish-Chandra Research Institute
p. 1353

Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology-University of Roorkee
p. 1354

University of Roorkee
p. 1355

Central Soil Salinity Research Institute
p. 1356

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