Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 102 - Issue 10: 25 May, 2012
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1344

Editorial
Interdisciplinary Research: Silos and Walls
p. 1345 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Flames and understanding combustion
p. 1347 | Mukunda, H. S.

Who needs to reply to e-mails?
p. 1347 | Tole, Shubha

Committee on human rights
p. 1347 | Siddiqi, O.; Balasubramanian, D.; Vijayan, M.; Ramakrishnan, T. V.

‘Top 50’ national rankings in mathematics
p. 1349 | Prathap, Gangan

Why does Apis dorsata F. forage on brackish water and other non-conventional sources?
p. 1350 | Abrol, D. P.; Shankar, Uma; Chaterjee, Debjyoti; Kotwal, Sandeep; Sharma, Devinder; Bhau, Bandhana

Recession of Milam Glacier, Kumaon Himalaya
p. 1351 | Raj, K. Babu Govindha; Kumar, K. Vinod; Mishra, Rakesh; Mukhtar, Muneer Ahmad

Monitoring ecosystem boundaries in the Himalaya through an ‘eye in the sky’
p. 1352 | Rawat, D. S.

Koinophilia and the exception reporting model of face recognition: Ill-fated solitary neologisms?
p. 1354 | Mathew, Geetha

News
Drilling at Lake Vostok by the Russians
p. 1355 | Sarkar, Jaimini

The story of Nobel-winning ‘quasicrystals’
p. 1356 | Malhotra, Richa

Meeting Report
YETI, in Guwahati
p. 1357 | Guttal, Vishwesha

A platform for conservation enthusiasts at IIT Guwahati
p. 1360 | Kaur, Biba Jasmine

Research News
Nano-oil with high thermal conductivity and excellent electrical insulation properties for transformers
p. 1361 | Srinivasan, C.; Saraswathi, R.

Commentary
Nanotechnology: hope or hype?
p. 1364 | Chopra, K. L.

Plant biodiversity conservation and role of botanists
p. 1366 | Bapat, V. A.; Dixit, G. B.; Yadav, S. R.

Scientific Correspondence
Origin of mountains and primary initiation of submarine canyons: the consequences of Earth’s early formation as a Jupiter-like gas giant
p. 1370 | Herndon, J. Marvin

Studies on colony relocation in the Indian queenless ant Diacamma indicum
p. 1373 | Sumana, A.; Sona, Chandan

General Articles
Bio-business in brief: a case for new drugs at generic prices from India
p. 1375 | Venkatachalam, Suri; Saberwal, Gayatri

Seamounts – windows of opportunities and the Indian scenario
p. 1382 | Iyer, Sridhar D.; Das, Pranab; Kalangutkar, Niyati G.; Mehta, Chintan M.

How safe are our rural structures? Lessons from the 2011 Sikkim Earthquake
p. 1392 | Tambe, Sandeep; Kumar, Rajesh; Arrawatia, M. L.; Ganeriwala, Anil K.

Review Articles
Multifunctional bacterial cellulose and nanoparticle-embedded composites
p. 1398 | Vitta, Satish; Thiruvengadam, V.

Research Account
The quest for evidence-based Ayurveda: lessons learned
p. 1406 | Patwardhan, Bhushan

Research Articles
Multivariate morphometrics of elytral colour polymorphism in seven-spotted ladybird beetle, Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
p. 1418 | Kalaisekar, A.; Ramamurthy, V. V.; Patil, J. V.; Dhandapani, A.; Thakur, N. S. Azad

Research Communication
Real-time quantitative rainfall forecasts at hobli-level over Karnataka: evaluation for the winter monsoon 2010
p. 1426 | Goswami, P.; Rakesh, V.; Patra, G. K.; Prakash, V. S.

Solarization technique: its use in the multiplication of in vitro planting materials
p. 1433 | Singh, R. K.; Sharma, Jyotsana; Jha, S. K.; Singh, A. K.

The M 6.9 Sikkim (India–Nepal Border) earthquake of 18 September 2011
p. 1437 | Rai, Durgesh C.; Singhal, Vaibhav; Mondal, Goutam; Parool, Neha; Pradhan, Tripti; Mitra, Keya

Recent microtremors near the Idukki Reservoir, Kerala, South India
p. 1446 | Rajendran, Kusala; Rajendran, C. P.; Kesavan, Sreekumari; Naveen, R.

Social relationships among lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) males in differently structured social units
p. 1451 | Kaumanns, Werner; Singh, Mewa

Book Reviews
Palms of Karnataka. K. Gopalakrishna Bhat
p. 1456 | Sankara Rao, K.

Genomics and Crop Improvement: Relevance and Reservations. K. Muralidharan and E. A. Siddiq (eds)
p. 1457 | Narayanan, K. K.

Addendum
Book review: ‘Biodiversity of Sikkim: Exploring and Conserving a Global Hotspot’
p. 1458 | Singh, J. S.

Historical Notes
A touch of history and a peep into the future of the lipid-quinone known as coenzyme Q and ubiquinone
p. 1459 | Ramasarma, T.

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Rigaku Corporation
p. 1472

PSN National Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology 2012
p. 1473

PSG Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1474

Concept Notes in the Areas of Cognitive Science—Cognitive Science Research Initiative
p. 1475

Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1476

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
p. 1477

BD Biosciences
p. 1478

Ph. D. Admissions July 2012—Charotar University of Science and Technology
p. 1479

Refresher Course on ‘Action Zoology: The Emerging Trends’
p. 1480

Research Fellows—Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
p. 1481

Junior Research Fellow—Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar
p. 1481

Walk-In-Interview—H. N. B. Garhwal University
p. 1482

Junior Research Fellow—Vasantdada Sugar Institute
p. 1482

39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
p. 1483

Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1483

Junior Research Fellow—National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute
p. 1484

Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute Research, Innovation Incubation Centre
p. 1484

Assistant Professor—Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
p. 1485

JRF Position in DAE-BRNS Project—Aligarh Muslim University
p. 1485

Junior Research Fellow—Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
p. 1485

Research Fellow Position—Thapar University
p. 1485

Ph. D. Position in a CEFIPRA/IFCPAR Project
p. 1486

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