Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 102 - Issue 11: 10 Jun, 2012
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1496

Editorial
Higher Education: Tilting at Windmills
p. 1497 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Public funding for research projects: roles of experts and finance officials in decision-making
p. 1499 | Gowrishankar, J.

India needs to be cautious while following the American model of higher education and research
p. 1500 | Chatterjee, Jayanta

Lack of inspiring teachers
p. 1501 | Raman, A.

The future of geology
p. 1501 | Srinivasan, M. S.

When flowering threatens the natural conservation of a species
p. 1502 | Shukla, Gopal; Kumar, Ritesh; Chakravarty, Sumit

Welcome to the world of insects!
p. 1503 | Gopinathan, K. P.

Insects and our lives
p. 1503 | Ramani, S.

Bt and bollworms: clearing a few clouds
p. 1504 | Srinivasa, Y. B.; Prabhuraj, A.

In Conversation
T. Srinivasa Kumar
p. 1507 | Desikan, Shubashree

Opinion
Great earthquakes as ‘surprises’ or our lack of understanding
p. 1508 | Gahalaut, V. K.

Commentary
Engineering teaching and research in IITs and its impact on India
p. 1510 | Sohoni, Milind

Scientific Correspondence
New record of Scapharca cornea (Bivalvia: Pteriomorpha: Arcidae) from Minicoy Lagoon, Lakshadweep, India
p. 1516 | Prabhakaran, M. P.; Jayachandran, P. R.; Nandan, S. Bijoy

General Articles
Successful monitoring of the 11 April 2012 tsunami off the coast of Sumatra by Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre
p. 1519 | Kumar, T. Srinivasa; Nayak, Shailesh; Kumar, Ch. Patanjali; Yadav, R. B. S.; Kumar, B. Ajay; Sunanda, M. V.; Devi, E. Uma; Kumar, N. Kiran; Kishore, S. A.; Shenoi, S. S. C.

Analysis of travel-time variation over multiple sections of Hanshin expressway in Japan
p. 1527 | Sekhar, Chalumuri Ravi; Iryo, Takamasa; Asakura, Yasuo

Review Articles
IgG2 subclass isotype antibody and intrauterine infections
p. 1534 | Syal, Kirtimaan; Karande, Anjali A.

Computational fluid dynamics modelling of solid suspension in stirred tanks
p. 1539 | Sardeshpande, Madhavi V.; Ranade, Vivek V.

Research Articles
The effect of antibiotics on diatom communities
p. 1552 | D’Costa, Priya M.; Anil, Arga Chandrashekar

Research Communication
FeO and TiO2 abundance analysis around Apollo-17 landing site using reflectance spectra from the HySI sensor on-board Chandrayaan-1
p. 1560 | Lal, Disha; Chauhan, Prakash; Shah, R. D.; Ajai

An approach to compare Affymetrix and cDNA gene expressions
p. 1565 | Sarmah, Chintanu Kumar; Samarasinghe, Sandhya

Electrical and density signatures across Narmada–Son lineament zone (Central India) along the Malkapur– Mandhata profile
p. 1571 | Malleswari, D.; Azeez, K. K. Abdul; Murthy, D. N.; Harinarayana, T.

Abnormal modulation of atmospheric parameters during the tsunami of 2004
p. 1575 | Vishnu, R.; Varikoden, Hamza; Kumar, V. Anil; Das, S. Murali; Kumar, G. Mohan; Symon, V. N. Subi

Variation in wood anatomical properties and specific gravity in relation to sexual dimorphism in Populus deltoides Bartr. ex Marsh
p. 1580 | Pande, P. K.; Aziz, Massarat; Uniyal, Sangeeta; Dhiman, R. C.

Book Reviews
Chandra – In Quest of Perspectives. A DVD by Nandan Kudhyadi
p. 1586 | Ramachandran, R.

The Maximum Quantum Yield Controversy: Otto Warburg and the «Midwest-Gang». Kärin Nickelsen and Govindjee
p. 1587 | Maheshwari, Satish C.

Advances in Harvest and Post-Harvest Technology of Fish. D. D. Nambudiri and K. V. Peter (eds)
p. 1589 | Lakra, W. S.

Personal News
Gregory Louis Possehl (1941–2011)
p. 1591 | Kennedy, Kenneth A. R.

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p. 1592

Call for application/nomination for appointment of Director—Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany
p. 1595

Call for Proposals for Financial Support – 19th Batch—Department of Biotechnology
p. 1598

Call for Concept Notes in the Areas of Cognitive Science—Cognitive Science Research Initiative
p. 1599

Rigaku Corporation
p. 1600

Opportunity for Aspiring Personnel—CHARUSAT
p. 1601

Training Workshop on Quaternary Setup of Arid NW Himalaya: Main Focus on Ladakh
p. 1602

Research Associate—Indian Institute of Science
p. 1602

International Conference on ‘Chemical Evolution of Star forming Regions and Origin of Life’
p. 1603

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute
p. 1603

Research Associate—Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
p. 1604

Senior Research Fellow—Indian Institute of Science
p. 1604

Cheminformatics Programme, Department of Bioinformatics, Bharathiar University
p. 1605

Research Associate—National Chemical Laboratory
p. 1605

Senior Research Fellow—Indian Institute of Science
p. 1606

Pidilite Industries Ltd – Professor M. M. Sharma Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship
p. 1606

Vikram Sarabhai Space centre
p. 1607

Junior Research Fellow—College of Engineering Pune
p. 1607

Want to contribute to cutting edge research?—Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1608

University of Hyderabad
p. 1608

Project Assistants—Physics Department
p. 1608

Project Fellows—Light Logics Holography and Optics
p. 1608

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