Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 83 - Issue 03: 10 Aug, 2002
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0191

Editorial
Science in India: Signs of Stagnation
p. 0193 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Quality of science and science journals in India
p. 0195 | Arunachalam, Subbiah

Four-year undergraduate programme in science
p. 0196 | Sathyamurthy, N.

Four-year undergraduate programme in science
p. 0196 | Sathyamurthy, N.

Epilepsy, madness and creativity: The Indian ethos
p. 0197 | Vaidya, Ashok D. B.

Corneal blindness
p. 0197 | Ghaswala, Percy

News
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam elected President of the Republic of India
p. 0198 | Rao, K. R.

Mid-year meet of the Indian Academy of Sciences
p. 0199 | Sen, Nirupa

Weather and climate modelling
p. 0201 | Singh, S. V.

Emerging trends in biotechnology-stem cells
p. 0202 | Bajaj, B. S.; Reddanna, P.

Research News
The Kondo effect and the single-atom transistor
p. 0204 | Chandrasekhar, N.

Random selections
Random selections
p. 0208

From the archives
From the archives
p. 0209

Scientific Correspondence
Is there true Sb(V) resistance in Indian kala azar field isolates?
p. 0210 | Singh, Neeloo

'Complementary' and 'mainstream' medicine: friend or foe?
p. 0211 | Sridhar, G. R.

General Articles
Marine bioinvasion: Concern for ecology and shipping
p. 0214 | Anil, A. C.; Venkat, K.; Sawant, S. S.; Dileepkumar, M.; Dhargalkar, V. K.; Ramaiah, N.; Harkantra, S. N.; Ansari, Z. A.

Research News
Hepatitis C virus: The Indian scenario
p. 0219 | Khaja, M. N.; Munpally, S. K.; Hussain, M. M.; Habeebullah, C. M.

Special Section: Plasma Applications (Guest Editor: S. Ganguli)
Plasma processing of super-hard coatings
p. 0225 | Pal, A. K.

Plasma-based ion implantation
p. 0237 | Möller, Wolfhard; Mukherjee, Subroto

Industrial plasma torches and applications
p. 0254 | Venkatramani, N.

Plasma-based nitrogen incorporation techniques for surface modification
p. 0263 | Mukherjee, S.

Plasma pyrolysis of medical waste
p. 0271 | Nema, S. K.; Ganeshprasad, K. S.

Understanding plasma sources
p. 0279 | Ganguli, A.; Tarey, R. D.

Research Articles
Thalassaemia control by carrier screening: The Indian scenario
p. 0291 | Saxena, Anita; Phadke, Shubha R.

Vertical thermal structure of the atmosphere during active and weak phases of convection over the north Bay of Bengal: Observation and model results
p. 0296 | Bhat, G. S.; Chakraborty, A.; Nanjundiah, R. S.; Srinivasan, J.

Research Communication
Protective effect of Rhodotorula glutinis NCIM 3353 on the development of hepatic preneoplastic lesions
p. 0303 | Bhosale, Prakash; Motiwale, Leena; Ingle, A. D.; Gadre, R. V.; Rao, K. V. K.

GIS and remote sensing-based study of the reservoir-induced land-use/land-cover changes in the catchment of Tehri dam in Garhwal Himalaya, Uttaranchal (India)
p. 0308 | Rautela, Piyoosh; Rakshit, Rahul; Jha, V. K.; Gupta, Rajesh Kumar; Munshi, Ashish

In vitro regeneration of Quercus floribunda Lindl. through cotyledonary nodes: an impor­tant tree of Central Himalaya
p. 0312 | Purohit, Vijay K.; Palni, Lok Man S.; Nandi, Shyamal K.; Rikhari, Hem C.

Effect of fire on nutrient dynamics in a semi-arid grazing land ecosystem of Madurai
p. 0316 | Paliwal, Kailash; Sundaravalli, V. Meenakshi

Late Quaternary peat deposits from Vembanad Lake (lagoon), Kerala, SW coast of India
p. 0318 | Narayana, A. C.; Priju, C. P.; Rajagopalan, G.

Superoxide dismutase activity in haemocytes and haemolymph of Bombyx mori following bacterial infection
p. 0321 | Krishnan, N.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Kundu, J. K.; Chaudhuri, A.

Book Reviews
Explorations in Mathematics
p. 0326 | Shirali, Shailesh A.

First Steps in Number Theory: A Primer on Divisibility
p. 0326 | Natarajan, S.

Optical Solitons: Theory and Experi­ments
p. 0327 | Lawande, S. V.

Calcium Carbonate -- From the Cretaceous Period into the 21st Century
p. 0328 | Seshadri, Ram

Vertebrate Functional Morphology: Horizon of Research in the 21st Century
p. 0329 | Pandian, T. J.

Personal News
G. S. Ramaswamy
p. 0330 | Parameswaran, V. S.

Advertisements
Department of Biotechnology: Award of Biotechnology Overseas Associateship: 2002--03
p. 0331

Centre for Sponsored Schemes and Projects Indian Institute of Science : Appointments
p. 0333

TIFR National Centre for Biological Sciences: Appointments
p. 0334

Sir Dorabji Tata Centre for Research in Tropical Diseases
p. 0335

Department of Science and Technology (DST): Announcement
p. 0336

Current Science -- Indian Academy of Sciences: Recent Issues on special topics
p. 0337

Sankara Nethralaya: Appointments
p. 0338

National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources: Consultancy Services
p. 0338

Second Winter School In Immunology
p. 0339

Department of Microbiology M. S. University of Baroda: Appointments
p. 0339

Institute of Physics
p. 0340

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p. 0341

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p. 0341

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