Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 90 - Issue 07: 10 Apr, 2006
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0892

Guest Editorial
The International Linear Collider: A new paradigm for doing science globally
p. 0893 | Godbole, Rohini

Correspondence
Science and faith
p. 0895 | Chandra, K. C. Subhash

Coolies of the 21st century
p. 0895 | Barthwal, Brijesh

Genetic basis to concept of prakriti
p. 0896 | Patwardhan, Bhushan; Joshi, Kalpana; Ghodke, Yogita

National Science Communication Congress
p. 0896 | Dwivedi, B. N.

Biological water management: biodrainage
p. 0897 | Angrish, R.; Toky, O. P.; Datta, K. S.

A multidisciplinary approach to standardize bhasmas (ayurvedic metallic preparations)
p. 0897 | Tripathi, Yamini Bhusan

Einstein - contradictions and paradoxes?
p. 0898 | Parasnis, Arawind S.

Einstein - contradictions and paradoxes?(Response)
p. 0898 | Banerjee, Sudhish Chandra

News
National awards for science communication
p. 0900

Meeting Report
Rice genetics
p. 0901 | Sundaram, R. M.; Bentur, J. S.

Biotechnology and insect pest management
p. 0903 | Ignacimuthu, S.; Jayaraj, S.

Research News
Timing the beginnings of continental crust formation
p. 0905 | Sankaran, A. V.

Opinion
Hybrid parasitoids for pest management
p. 0907 | Gujar, G. T.; Chandrashekaran, Shanti; Kalia, V.

Commentary
The importance of omega-3 fatty acids in diet
p. 0908 | Patil, Vishwanath; Gislerod, Hans Ragnar

Scientific Correspondence
Typing of Staphylococcus aureus from mobile phones and clinical samples
p. 0910 | Khivsara, Archish; Sushma, T. V.; Dhanashree, B.

Sighting of an albino bat in a colony of cave-dwelling microchiropteran, Hipposideros diadema nicobarensis at the Nicobar Islands
p. 0912 | Aul, Bandana; Marimuthu, G.

General Articles
Stylosanthes research in India: Prospects and challenges ahead
p. 0915 | Chandra, Amaresh; Pathak, P. S.; Bhatt, R. K.

Review Articles
Trawling and by-catch: Implications on marine ecosystem
p. 0922 | Kumar, A. Biju; Deepthi, G. R.

Dissolution kinetics of rock-water interactions and its implications
p. 0932 | Yadav, Sri Krishan; Chakrapani, G. J.

Research Articles
Mining de novo diversity in palaeopolyploids
p. 0938 | Lavania, U. C.; Misra, Nandeesh K.; Lavania, Seshu; Basu, Surochita; Srivastava, Sarita

Contrasting deformational systems and associated seismic patterns in Precambrian peninsular India
p. 0942 | Chetty, T. R. K.

Research Communication
Promoter polymorphism of IL-8 gene and IL-8 production in pulmonary tuberculosis
p. 0952 | Selvaraj, P.; Anand, S. Prabhu; Jawahar, M. S.; Chandra, G.; Banurekha, B.; Narayanan, P. R.

Breakdown of plantation residues by pill millipedes (Arthrosphaera magna) and assessment of compost quality
p. 0954 | Ashwini, K. M.; Sridhar, K. R.

Explosive pollen release and pollination as a function of nectar-feeding activity of certain bees in the biodiesel plant, Pongamia pinnata (L. ) Pierre (Fabaceae)
p. 0960 | Raju, A. J. Solomon; Rao, S. Purnachandra

Nutrient budgets for Muthupet lagoon, southeastern India
p. 0967 | Gupta, G. V. M.; Natesan, Usha; Murthy, M. V. Ramana; Kumar, V. G. Sravan; Viswanathan, S.; Bhat, M. S.; Ray, Ajay Kumar; Subramanian, B. R.

Correlative evidences of monsoon variability, vegetation change and human inhabitation in Sanai lake deposit: Ganga Plain, India
p. 0973 | Sharma, S.; Joachimski, M. M.; Tobschall, H. J.; Singh, I. B.; Sharma, C.; Chauhan, M. S.

Oceanographic research: Indian efforts and preliminary results from the Southern Ocean
p. 0978 | Pandey, P. C.; Khare, N.; Sudhakar, M.

Marine and estuarine methylotrophs: their abundance, activity and identity
p. 0984 | Faria, Daphne; Bharathi, P. A. Loka

Historic submergence and tsunami destruction of Nancowrie, Kamorta, Katchall and Trinket Islands of Nicobar district: Consequences of 26 December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake
p. 0989 | Thakkar, M. G.; Goyal, Bhanu

Spectroscopic and X-ray diffraction studies on fluid deposited rhombohedral graphite from the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt, India
p. 0995 | Parthasarathy, G.; Sreedhar, B.; Chetty, T. R. K.

Delineation of an active fault using DTM in the western Gangetic Plain
p. 1001 | Bhosle, Balaji; Parkash, B.; Awasthi, A. K.

Sexual isolation between two sibling species of Drosophila: D. ananassae and D. pallidosa
p. 1003 | Vishalakshi, C.; Singh, B. N.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Microbiology, 2005. L. Nicholas Ornston et al. (eds)
p. 1007 | Bachhawat, Anand Kumar

Temperature-dependent Sex Determination in Vertebrates. Nicole Valenzuela and Valentine A. Lance(eds)
p. 1008 | Radder, Rajkumar S.

Sneaking a Look at God's Cards by Giancarlo Ghirardi
p. 1009 | Arvind; Dorai, Kavita

Personal News
Matukumalli Venkata Subbarao
p. 1011 | Balasubramanian, R.

Historical Notes
Sixty years of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 1945-2005: The role of young men in the creation and development of this institute
p. 1012 | Sreekantan, B. V.

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p. 1039

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
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p. 1040

West Bengal University of Technology
p. 1040

High Pressure Low Temperature Lab - School of Physics
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p. 1041

Summer School on FRONTIERS IN POLYMER CHEMISTRY
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