Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 100 - Issue 04: 25 Feb, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0442

Editorial
The Gathering Storm: A Case for Science
p. 0443 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Conservation amidst political unrest: the case of Manas National Park, India
p. 0445 | Goswami, Rajkamal; Ganesh, Thyagarajan

Misuse of scientometry for individual assessment
p. 0446 | Ramasesha, S.; Sen, Diptiman

Monsoons
p. 0447 | Pandit, Chetan

Public transport for climate change mitigation
p. 0447 | Kumar, Bimlesh

Pathetic story of an Indian technology developed for mosquito control
p. 0448 | Rajagopalan, P. K.

Meeting Report
Debates about the social implications of human genome research
p. 0449 | Yadugiri, V. T.

Geomicrobiology – an Indian perspective
p. 0451 | Archana, G.

Research News
Are we approaching close to sp-hybridized carbon allotrope?
p. 0453 | Srinivasan, C.; Saraswathi, R.

Wheat genome sequence: challenges and success
p. 0455 | Kumar, Satish; Singh, Chandan Kumar; Bandopadhyay, Rajib

Opinion
Misidentification makes scientific publications worthless – save our taxonomy and taxonomists
p. 0458 | Kholia, B. S.; Fraser-Jenkins, C. R.

Commentary
Social protests block engineering developments
p. 0462 | Bapat, Arun

Cartoon
Smile with Science: Sumanta Baruah
p. 0463

Scientific Correspondence
Laparoscopic sterilization without electricity – an experience from Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh, India
p. 0464 | Chauhan, R.; Chakma, Tapas; Rao, P. Vinay

Evaluation of progenies of candidate plus trees of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre. for seed germination and seedling vigour
p. 0465 | Vasav, Vidhya P.; Narkhede, S. S.; Rane, A. D.; Gunaga, Rajesh P.; Rewale, A. P.; Bhave, S. G.

De novo organogenesis in the form of rhizome in Dendrocalamus asper and D. membranaceus
p. 0468 | Nirmala, C.; Ali, Abdulminam Hussien; Badal, T.

Fossilized bamboo curtain from the Quaternary gypsum deposit of Thar Desert at Jamsar mine near Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
p. 0471 | Paliwal, B. S.

Ground-penetrating radar applied to imaging sheet joints in granite bedrock
p. 0473 | Mysaiah, D.; Maheswari, K.; Rao, M. Srihari; Kumar, P. Senthil; Seshunarayana, T.

General Articles
Vaidya-scientists: catalysing Ayurveda renaissance
p. 0476 | Patwardhan, Bhushan; Joglekar, Vishnu; Pathak, Namyata; Vaidya, Ashok

One-dimensional electron transport in semiconductor nanostructures
p. 0484 | Pepper, M.

The journey of R. G. Edwards: from a single cell to Louise Joy Brown
p. 0488 | Shivaji, S.

Research Articles
Monitoring fog at IGI Airport and analysis of its runway-wise spatio-temporal variations using Meso-RVR network
p. 0491 | Jenamani, R. K.; Tyagi, Ajit

Calcite precipitation induced by bacteria and bacterially produced carbonic anhydrase
p. 0502 | Li, Wei; Liu, Li-Ping; Zhou, Peng-Peng; Cao, Long; Yu, Long-Jiang; Jiang, Shi-Yun

Nectar dynamics and pollination studies in three species of Lamiaceae
p. 0509 | Kulloli, Shrishail K.; Chandore, Arun N.; Aitawade, Makarand M.

Research Communication
A novel fibre optic sensor probe with enhanced sensitivity
p. 0517 | Nath, Pabitra

Enhanced carbonation reaction using chitosan-based carbonic anhydrase nanoparticles
p. 0520 | Yadav, Renu; Satyanarayanan, T.; Kotwal, Swati; Rayalu, Sadhana

Detection of potential site for future human habitability on the Moon using Chandrayaan-1 data
p. 0524 | Arya, A. S.; Rajasekhar, R. P.; Thangjam, Guneshwar; Ajai; Kumar, A. S. Kiran

Assessment of post tsunami coral reef resource in Pongi Balu coast, south Andaman Islands
p. 0530 | Jha, Dilip Kumar; Vinithkumar, N. V.; Santhnakumar, J.; Nazar, A. K. Abdul; Kirubagaran, R.

Geomorphic evidence of glaciations around Mount Kailash (Inner Kora): implication to past climate
p. 0535 | Juyal, Navin; Thakkar, P. S.; Sundriyal, Y. P.

Sprouting shoot biomass dynamics associated with traditional fire in the oak forest stand of Manipur, North East India
p. 0542 | Singh, Tongbram Chand; Singh, E. J.

Status of Embelia ribes Burm f. (Vidanga), an important medicinal species of commerce from northern Western Ghats of India
p. 0547 | Mhaskar, M.; Joshi, S.; Chavan, B.; Joglekar, A.; Barve, N.; Patwardhan, A.

Nestedness pattern in stream diatom assemblages of central Western Ghats
p. 0552 | Karthick, B.; Mahesh, M. K.; Ramachandra, T. V.

Book Reviews
Suicidal Behaviour: Assessment of People-at-Risk, Updesh Kumar and Manas K. Mandal (eds)
p. 0559 | Srinivasan, K.

Geomorphology and Landforms - Illustrations from the Himachal Himalaya, O. N. Bhargava, Sanjay Kumbkarni and A. D. Ahluwalia
p. 0559 | Tandon, S. K.

Basic Research Methods: An Entry to Social Science Research, Gerard Guthrie
p. 0560 | Mathew, Mary; Perumal, Santhi

Personal News
Balu Venkataraman (1929–2010)
p. 0562 | Manoharan, P. T.

Historical Notes
How the electric telegraph shaped electromagnetism
p. 0563 | Subramanian, Kapil

Publications received
Publications received - 2010
p. 0566

Advertisements
DR K.S . KRISHNAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP (KSKRA)
p. 0570

Centre for International Co-Operation in Science – CICS
p. 0573

Faculty Positions in Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai
p. 0574

Bombay Natural History Society - Requires
p. 0575

NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards for the Year 2011
p. 0576

The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)
p. 0577

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 0578

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India
p. 0579

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) - Research Admissions 2011–2012
p. 0580

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education-Ph.D. Programme in Science Education – 2011
p. 0581

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education-Visiting Fellowships 2011
p. 0582

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
p. 0583

ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre - SRF/Research Associate Position at ACTREC
p. 0583

Physical Research Laboratory-PRL Invites Applications for Junior Research Fellowship – 2011
p. 0584

UGC-Networking Resource Centre
p. 0584

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram
p. 0585

Indian–German Workshop in the frame of the programme ‘Initiation and Intensification of Bilateral Cooperation’
p. 0585

Aravind Medical Research Foundation (AMRF)
p. 0586

Call for Applications for International Congress of the International Quaternary Union (INQUA)
p. 0586

NAAC Re-Accredited A Grade - Advertisement for the Post of Project Fellow
p. 0587

Centre for Soft Matter Research - Appointment of Library Assistant – One Post
p. 0587

POST-DOC Position in Rishi Valley Region of Andhra Pradesh
p. 0588

Announcement - NGRI-CSIR Golden Jubilee Celebrations
p. 0588

Karunya University
p. 0589

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology - SCIENTIST RECRUITMENT
p. 0589

Centre of Material Sciences
p. 0590

Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
p. 0590

IBAB - Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnlogy
p. 0591

YENEPOYA UNIVERSITY
p. 0591

Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 0591

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