Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 92 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2007
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0004

Editorial
Researching the Past
p. 0005 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Nose-diving scientific temper: A clarion call for science enthusiasts
p. 0007 | Pandey, Kartikay

An alternate NAAC for assessment of teachers in universities and degree colleges
p. 0008 | Shukla, Santosh Kumar; Singh, Vivek; Shukla, Pradeep Kumar; Srivastava, Gopal Krishna

Blame it on the pharmaceutical companies
p. 0008 | Menezes, Ritesh G.; Srinivasan, Rangarajan; Kanchan, Tanuj; Monteiro, Francis N. P.; Kumar, T. S. Mohan

Making our science education trendier
p. 0009 | Ahluwalia, Arun D.

Bioherbicides: An eco-friendly approach to weed management
p. 0010 | Menaria, B. L.

Prospects of filariasis elimination programme in India
p. 0011 | Das, Dasarathi

The 'geopark' initiative
p. 0012 | Mazumdar, Manjit Kumar

Meeting Report
Perspectives and future prospects in higher mathematics
p. 0013 | Bhogle, Srinivas

News
I don't want to be a mathematician
p. 0014 | Bhogle, Srinivas

Meeting Report
Hydrogen bonding and other molecular interactions
p. 0017 | Arunan, E.

Research News
Closure of the East-West Gondwana divide: The dawn of 'Cambrian Explosion'
p. 0019 | Sankaran, A. V.

Scientific Correspondence
Invasion by alien Anthemis cotula L. in a biodiversity hotspot: Release from native foes or relief from alien friends?
p. 0021 | Shah, Manzoor A.; Reshi, Zafar

Micropropagation of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd. ) Miers ex Hook. F & Thoms - a multipurpose medicinal plant
p. 0023 | Gururaj, H. B.; Giridhar, P.; Ravishankar, G. A.

Traditions in oral hygiene: Chewing of betel (Piper betle L. ) leaves
p. 0026 | Bissa, Sharad; Songara, Dimple; Bohra, A.

General Articles
BioSuite: A comprehensive bioinformatics software package (A unique industry-academia collaboration)
p. 0029 | Team, The Nmitli-biosuite

Bio-business in brief: the case of conotoxins
p. 0039 | Mehdiratta, Ritu; Saberwal, Gayatri

Cumulative bias in the new Digital Opportunity Index: sources and consequences
p. 0046 | James, Jeffrey

Review Articles
Nanomaterials for corrosion control
p. 0051 | Saji, V. S.; Thomas, Joice

Research Articles
High speed schlieren facility for visualization of flow fields in hypersonic shock tunnels
p. 0056 | Satheesh, K.; Jagadeesh, G.; Reddy, K. P. J.

Dynamics of coal fire in Jharia Coalfield, Jharkhand, India during the 1990s as observed from space
p. 0061 | Chatterjee, R. S.; Wahiduzzaman, Md.; Shah, Ankit; Raju, E. V. R.; Lakhera, R. C.; Dadhwal, V. K.

Glacial retreat in Himalaya using Indian Remote Sensing satellite data
p. 0069 | Kulkarni, Anil V.; Bahuguna, I. M.; Rathore, B. P.; Singh, S. K.; Randhawa, S. S.; Sood, R. K.; Dhar, Sunil

Research Communication
Ab initio study of chiral discrimination in alanine
p. 0075 | Thirumoorthy, K.; Nandi, N.

Effect of ectomycorrhizal fungal species on the competitive outcome of two major forest species
p. 0080 | Pande, Veena; Palni, Uma T.; Singh, S. P.

ACTN3: Athlete gene prevalence in North India
p. 0084 | Goel, Himanshu; Mittal, Balraj

In vitro culture of Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. et Fernand. in liquid culture medium as a cost-effective measure
p. 0087 | Rizvi, Mohd. Zahid; Kukreja, Arun Kumar; Khanuja, Suman Preet Singh

Patterns of plant species diversity in the forest corridor of Rajaji-Corbett National Parks, Uttaranchal, India
p. 0090 | De, Aparajita

Azadirachtin-based insecticides induce alteration in Helicoverpa armigera Hub. head poly­peptides
p. 0094 | Neoliya, N. K.; Singh, Dwijendra; Sangwan, R. S.

Diagenetic talc of Jhiroli, Kumaun Himalaya
p. 0099 | Sengupta, H. P.; Yadav, R. N.

Shoreline changes during the last 2000 years on the Saurashtra coast of India: Study based on archaeological evidences
p. 0103 | Gaur, A. S.; Vora, K. H.; Sundaresh

An electromagnetic moving source system for detection of subsurface mineralized zones
p. 0110 | Rao, S. Nageswara; Gupta, O. P.

A glimpse of earthquake cycle in the Sumatra region
p. 0114 | Catherine, Joshi K.; Gahalaut, Vineet K.

Discovery of volcanic ash bed from the basal Subathu Formation (Late Palaeocene-Middle Eocene) near Kalka, Solan District (Himachal Pradesh), Northwest Sub-Himalaya, India
p. 0118 | Siddaiah, N. Siva; Kumar, Kishor

Book Reviews
A Clone of Your Own: The Science and Ethics of Cloning by Arlene Judith Klotzko
p. 0126 | Ray, Suvendra Kumar

Value addition to Weather Data: Advisory Service to Farmers by V. Rajagopal and S. Naresh Kumar (eds)
p. 0127 | Gore, A. P.

A Textbook of Medical Instruments by S. Ananthi
p. 0128 | Ramani, A. V.

Historical Notes
Current Science: Some early history
p. 0129 | Krishnan, Riki; Balaram, P.

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