Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 95 - Issue 11: 10 Dec, 2008
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 1506

Editorial
This Journal's Loss
p. 1507 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Standard of refereeing in science journals
p. 1509 | Mao, A. A.

Medical controversies: how India differs from the West
p. 1509 | Chattopadhyay, Naibedya

Losing out on Fellowship of Academies
p. 1510 | Rao, K. R.

Myths and realities about biotechnology courses
p. 1510 | Dharmapalan, Biju

Ecotourism in wetlands causes loss of biodiversity
p. 1511 | Sandilyan, S.; Thiyagesan, K.; Nagarajan, R.

Administrative wrangles as an impediment to research progress in India
p. 1512 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Who coined the terms 'biotechnology' and 'genetic engineering', and when?
p. 1512 | Rao, C. Kameswara

Science communication: careers and courses in India
p. 1513 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

2008 Year of the Planet Earth: thrust needed for Quaternary-Recent geoscience studies
p. 1514 | Thakur, V. C.

Prospects of apomixis for fixation of cotton hybrids
p. 1514 | Palve, S. M.; Santhy, V.

News
Open source drug discovery launched to combat infectious diseases
p. 1516 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

India bags two International Academy of Astronautics Awards 2008
p. 1516 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development 2008
p. 1516 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Genomics and wheat breeding
p. 1517 | Gupta, P. K.

Cardiac health and dietary fat
p. 1518 | Sheth, Parul R.

Restoration of coastal habitats
p. 1519 | Bhalla, R. S.

Commentary
USPTO, silly patents and patent trolls
p. 1520 | Bera, Rajendra K.

'Varieties of common knowledge' in the context of plant variety protection
p. 1522 | Prasanna, B. M.; Rao, S. K.; Kalloo, Gautam; Singh, R. B.

Opinion
Water, land and India's economic expectations
p. 1525 | Narasimhan, T. N.

Can we save the sparrow?
p. 1527 | Daniels, R. J. Ranjit

Scientific Correspondence
Quantitative determination of curcuminoids in turmeric powder by HPTLC technique
p. 1529 | Paramasivam, M.; Poi, Rajlakshmi; Banerjee, Hemanta

Chicory - a case of weed into forage crop transition
p. 1532 | Rao, D. Sarveswara

Soil aggregation by vermicompost of press mud
p. 1533 | Munnoli, P. M.; Bhosle, Saroj

Hunting of Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica) by the lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) in the Western Ghats, India
p. 1535 | Sushma, H. S.; Singh, Mewa

General Articles
Science education in India - time to leapfrog with caution
p. 1537 | Padmanaban, G.

Review Articles
Visual function declines during normal aging
p. 1544 | Zhang, Changzheng; Hua, Tianmiao; Li, Guzhou; Tang, Chuanhong; Sun, Qingyan; Zhou, Peiling

Research Articles
Design and development of stimulated Raman spectroscopy apparatus using a femtosecond laser system
p. 1551 | Mallick, Babita; Lakshmanna, Adithya; Radhalakshmi, V.; Umapathy, Siva

Indian summer monsoon in future climate projection by a super high-resolution global model
p. 1560 | Rajendran, K.; Kitoh, A.

Predicting cotton production using Infocrop-cotton simulation model, remote sensing and spatial agro-climatic data
p. 1570 | Hebbar, K. B.; Venugopalan, M. V.; Seshasai, M. V. R.; Rao, K. V.; Patil, B. C.; Prakash, A . H.; Kumar, V.; Jeyakumar, P.; Aggarwal, P. K.; Hebbar, K. R.; Bandhopadhyay, K. K.; Rao, M. R. K.; Khadi, B. M.

Predicting the spatio-temporal variation of run-off generation in India using remotely sensed input and Soil Conservation Service curve number model
p. 1580 | Gupta, P. K.; Panigrahy, S.

Research Communication
Biochemical and molecular evidence of azadirachtin binding to insect actins
p. 1588 | Anuradha, A.; Annadurai, R. S.

Orthodontic arch wires for seismic risk reduction
p. 1593 | Sreekala, R.; Muthumani, K.; Lakshmanan, N.; Gopalakrishnan, N.; Sathishkumar, K.

Wild cane as a renewable source for fuel and fibre in the paper industry
p. 1599 | Rakkiyappan, P.; Amalraj, V. A.; Neelamathi, D.; Chinnaraj, S.; Subramanian, S.

A satellite-based study of coal fires and open-cast mining activity in Raniganj coalfield, West Bengal
p. 1603 | Guba, Arindam; Kumar, K. Vinod; Kamaraju, M. V. V.

Gallitellia - a proxy for palaeo-monsoonal upwelling on the western coast of India?
p. 1608 | Ghosh, Anupam; Saha, Sourav; Saraswati, Pratul Kumar; Banerjee, Santanu; Burley, Stuart; Rao, T. K. Gundu

First observations of free oscillations of the earth from Indian superconducting gravimeter in Himalaya
p. 1611 | Arora, B. R.; ., Kamal; Kumar, Amit; Rawat, Gautam; Kumar, Naresh; Choubey, V. M.

Gravity inversion of 2. 5D faulted beds using depth-dependent density
p. 1618 | Chakravarthi, V.

Book Reviews
The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance by Eric R. Scerri
p. 1623 | Chakravorty, Animesh

Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 2008 by S. R. Leone Et Al(eds)
p. 1624 | Das, Ranjan

Einstein's Nobel Prize - A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors - The Archival Evidence by Aant Elzinga
p. 1625 | Singh, Rajinder

Just Genes: The Ethics of Genetic Technologies by Carol Isaacson Barash
p. 1626 | Rao, Shrisha

Geology of India. Vols 1 and 2
p. 1627 | Ramakrishnan, M.; Vaidyanadhan, R.; Tandon, S. K.

Prakriti Ki Prayogshala (in Hindi) by Nikhil Mohan Patnayak and Pushpshri Patnayak
p. 1628 | Rajput, Abhay S. D.

Personal News
C. V. Sundaram (1929-2008)
p. 1629 | Raj, Baldev

K. Joseph Thomas (1935-2008)
p. 1630 | Apte, Shree Kumar

Historical Notes
Astronomical significance of the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple in Bangalore
p. 1632 | Vyasanakere, P. Jayanth; Sudeesh, K.; Shylaja, B. S.

Advertisements
Government of India Instrumentation Development Programme (IDP)
p. 1637

Infosys Prize for Mathematics 2009
p. 1639

UNIVERSITY OF PUNE
p. 1640

Department of Biotechnology
p. 1641

Indian Academy of Sciences
p. 1642

Dr D. C. Pavate Memorial Fellowships for Higher studies in Cambridge, 2009
p. 1643

Bombay Natural History Society requires
p. 1643

National training programme on “Novel and Innovative Biochemical and Molecular Tools for Characterization of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms”
p. 1644

Raja Balwant Singh College, Agra
p. 1644

DBT Sponsored training course
p. 1645

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
p. 1645

S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 1645

Shri Shiv Chhatrapati College of Arts, Commerce and Science
p. 1646

SCMS NEEDS SCIENTISTS
p. 1646

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