Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 100 - Issue 06: 25 Mar, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0798

Editorial
Indian Science: The Need for Public Engagement
p. 0799 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Fate of an Indian technology developed for mosquito control
p. 0801 | Rajagopalan, P. K.

It is time to integrate science and technical education at the undergraduate level
p. 0801 | Ramasesha, S.; Sen, Diptiman

Indian science is speeding up
p. 0802 | Nagar, P. K.

Teaching and research
p. 0803 | Upadhyaya, G. S.

Ganot’s books on physics in 19th and early 20th century Bengal
p. 0803 | Sen, Subir K.; Jana, Siladitya

Karewas: a geological treasure and heritage of Kashmir
p. 0805 | Parray, Khursheed Ahmad

Indian Bullfrog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Daudin, 1803) of Ousteri Lake, Puducherry
p. 0806 | Alexandar, R.

Nepenthes khasiana: the pitcher plant needs attention for conservation
p. 0807 | Mandal, Banani; Mukherjee, Arunava

Meeting Report
Climate change and media
p. 0808 | Malhotra, Richa

Research News
To split or not to split: the case of the African elephant
p. 0810 | Shetty, Nandini R.; Vidya, T. N. C.

Alternative splicing in eukaryotes: the norm, not an anomaly
p. 0813 | Srinivasan, Subhashini

Opinion
Structure of Indian science: suggestions on operation of competitive grants
p. 0815 | Vijayan, M.

Subsidies for R&D need to be rationalized
p. 0816 | Saha, R.

Commentary
Utilization of wild caught animals in education: a case of rampant vivisections in India
p. 0818 | Vasudevan, Karthikeyan; Supriya, K.

Scientific Correspondence
Screening of currency in circulation for bacterial contamination
p. 0822 | Sharma, Akshay; Dhanashree, B.

Oily fraction of nuts of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. enhances iNOS expression in macrophages
p. 0825 | Tripathi, Yamini B.; Pandey, Nidhi; Deepshikha; Tripathi, P.

Variability in and relation between tree growth, heartwood and oil content in sandalwood (Santalum album L.)
p. 0827 | Kumar, A. N. Arun; Srinivasa, Y. B.; Joshi, Geeta; Seetharam, A.

A rapid inventory of indicators of climate change in the middle Himalaya
p. 0831 | Joshi, Aditya K.; Joshi, P. K.

Elevational reduction of plant species diversity in high altitudes of Garhwal Himalaya, India
p. 0833 | Rawat, D. S.

General Articles
Are Indian women scientists victims of the ‘glass ceiling’?
p. 0837 | Sinha, Upasana Bora; Sinha, Dipak

The Murchison Widefield Array in search of ‘the dreamtime’
p. 0841 | Kostadinova, Iva

Research Account
Science as a hobby: how and why I came to study the social life of an Indian primitively eusocial wasp
p. 0845 | Gadagkar, Raghavendra

Review Articles
Is spatial occurrence of microsatellites in the genome a determinant of their function and dynamics contributing to genome evolution?
p. 0859 | Grover, Atul; Sharma, P. C.

Research Articles
Microbiologically influenced corrosion on rails
p. 0870 | Maruthamuthu, S.; Nagendran, T.; Anandkumar, B.; Karthikeyan, M. S.; Palaniswamy, N.; Narayanan, G.

Effect of varying frontal systems on stable oxygen and carbon isotopic compositions of modern planktic foraminifera of Southern Ocean
p. 0881 | Tiwari, Manish; Mohan, Rahul; Meloth, Thamban; Naik, Sushant S.; Sudhakar, M.

Arsenic and chromium hyperaccumulation by an ecotype of Pteris vittata – prospective for phytoextraction from contaminated water and soil
p. 0888 | Kalve, Shweta; Sarangi, Bijaya Ketan; Pandey, Ram Awatar; Chakrabarti, Tapan

Research Communication
Hydrogen generation by gamma irradiation of aqueous turbid solution of titanium
p. 0895 | Kumbhar, A. G.; Belapurkar, A. D.; Venkateswaran, G.; Bera, S.; Naik, D. B.; Kishore, K.; Sanjukta, A.; Mythili, R.

MetPred: a web server for classification, identification and prediction of metalloproteases
p. 0900 | Pant, Kumud; Adlakha, Neeru; Mittal, Alok

Radionuclide analysis in the soil of Kumaun Himalaya, India, using gamma ray spectrometry
p. 0906 | Ramola, R. C.; Choubey, V. M.; Prasad, Ganesh; Gusain, G. S.; Tosheva, Z.; Kies, A.

Ground penetrating radar characterization of fault-generated Quaternary colluvio-fluvial deposits along the seismically active Kachchh Mainland Fault, Western India
p. 0915 | Chowksey, V.; Joshi, P.; Maurya, D. M.; Chamyal, L. S.

Marker assisted detection of seed sex ratio in palmyrah palm (Borassus flabellifer L.)
p. 0922 | George, Jiji; Karun, Anitha

New record of bumble bee, Bombus breviceps Smith as a pollinator of large cardamom
p. 0926 | Deka, T. N.; Sudharshan, M. R.; Saju, K. A.

Recent records of the endemic Kerala mud snake, Enhydris dussumierii (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) from India
p. 0928 | Bijukumar, A.; Captain, Ashok

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 2010, Aravinda Chakravarti and Eric Green (eds)
p. 0933 | Dalal, Ashwin

Improving Access and Efficiency in Public Health Services: Mid-term Evaluation of India’s National Rural Health Mission, Nirupam Bajpai, Jeffrey D. Sachs and Ravindra H. Dholakia
p. 0934 | Malhotra, Richa

Personal News
Kolliyil Hameed Alikunhi (1918–2010)
p. 0935 | Vivekanandan, E.; Pandian, T. J.

K. Subrahmanyam (1929–2011)
p. 0936 | Arunachalam, V. S.

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DST Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nano Science and Technology—Department of Science and Technology
p. 0940

SciFinder
p. 0941

Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry with Wiley!
p. 0942

India Alliance Margadarshi Fellowship—Wellcome trust
p. 0943

Doctoral Programme—National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 0944

2012–2013 Fellowships for Indian Citizens' study, research, teaching and professional development in the US—United States-India Educational Foundation
p. 0945

Summer and Winter Training in Biotechnology—Institute of Biotechnology and Allied Sciences
p. 0946

Job Openings in Indian Digital Heritage (IDH-Hampi) Project—DA-IICT
p. 0947

JRF Position in BRNS Project—Manipal University, Manipal
p. 0948

Applications are invited for the JRF Post—University of Mysore
p. 0948

Asia-Pacific Emerging Company of the Year Award 2011—IMGENEX
p. 0949

Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and Technical Assistants—Central Institute of Fisheries Education
p. 0949

Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for forthcoming IODP expeditions—National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 0950

Junior Research Fellow—Solapur University Solapur
p. 0950

B. M. Birla Science Prizes
p. 0950

Junior Research Fellow—Global Academy of Technology
p. 0950

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