Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 105 - Issue 07: 10 Oct, 2013
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0878

Guest Editorial
Sustainable materials based on aliphatic polyesters: teaching old chemistry some new tricks
p. 0879 | Sivaram, S.

Correspondence
Where are our journals heading?
p. 0881 | Arun, Waman Ajit; Bohra, Pooja

In defence of the standards of teaching and research in Indian universities in the context of international university rankings
p. 0882 | Nagaiah, K.; Srimannarayana, G.

Ranking of IITs in materials science and engineering
p. 0882 | Prathap, Gangan

Lusi mud volcano, Indonesia
p. 0883 | Shah, A. A.

Peak water and demand side management
p. 0884 | Naik, Prabir Kumar

Streamflow data-sharing policy for the Ganga Basin
p. 0885 | Jain, Sharad Kumar

Role of veterinarians in vulture conservation
p. 0886 | Dama, Madhukar

The Gangetic dolphins plead for mercy
p. 0887 | Garg, Arti; Singh, R. Kr.; Gupta, S. L.; Singh, Vineet; Siddiqui, Y. A.

Sarasvati II
p. 0888 | Giosan, Liviu; Clift, Peter D.; Macklin, Mark G.; Fuller, Dorian Q.

Meeting Report
Revolutionizing personal computing
p. 0891 | Sheth, Parul R.

News
Threatened by fashion
p. 0891 | Herlekar, Ipsita

Research News
Hydrogen bond seen, halogen bond defined and carbon bond proposed: intermolecular bonding, a field that is maturing!
p. 0892 | Arunan, E.

Opinion
Diversity of the science ecosystem
p. 0895 | Mukhi, Sunil

Commentary
The endosulfan episode: common sense versus science
p. 0897 | Sreekumar, K. M.; Prathapan, K. D.

Scientific Correspondence
A Dinosaurian ulna from a new locality of Lameta succession, Salbardi area, districts Amravati, Maharashtra and Betul, Madhya Pradesh
p. 0900 | Srivastava, Ashok K.; Mankar, Rupesh S.

General Articles
Food for thought: do soil microbes need food too? indeed, lest we don’t need ours
p. 0902 | Gopal, Murali; Gupta, Alka; Thomas, George V.

Is Third World agricultural R&D slipping into a technological orphanage?
p. 0908 | Chadha, G. K.; Ramasundaram, P.; Sendhil, R.

Carbon capture and storage: an effective way to mitigate global warming
p. 0914 | Singh, Udayan

Review Articles
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering: overview of a versatile technique used in electrochemistry and nanoscience
p. 0923 | Sur, Ujjal Kumar; Chowdhury, Joydeep

Anthropogenic factors responsible for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
p. 0940 | Yale, Gowri; Bhanurekha, V.; Ganesan, P. I.

Research Articles
Trend analysis of weather variables in Sagar Island, West Bengal, India: a long-term perspective (1982–2010)
p. 0947 | Mandal, S.; Choudhury, B. U.; Mondal, M.; Bej, S.

An index for predicting the onset of monsoon over Kerala
p. 0954 | Puranik, S. S.; Ray, K. C. Sinha; Sen, P. N.; Kumar, P. Pradeep

Research Communication
Light transmission through and its complete stoppage in an ultra slow wave optical medium
p. 0962 | Ranjith, V.; Kumar, N.

Prediction of Indian summer monsoon rainfall using surface temperature and sea-level pressure cluster parameters
p. 0964 | Kakade, S. B.; Kulkarni, A.

Plant height profiling in western India using LiDAR data
p. 0970 | Tripathi, P.; Behera, M. D.

Gold, silver and platinum group of elements mineralization in Precambrian uraniferous quartz-pebble conglomerates of Mankarhachua area, Angul District, Odisha
p. 0978 | Chakrabarti, Kalyan; Ecka, N. R. R.; Mishra, Brundaban; Kumar, K. Mahendra; Katti, V. J.; Umamaheswar, K.; Parihar, P. S.; Mukhopadhyay, Joydip; Ghosh, G.

Microbial gas-sensing property of Escherichia coli with mixed metal catalyst MgFe2O4
p. 0984 | Bangale, Sachin; Chaugule, Vinay; Prakshale, Reshma; Bamane, Sambaji

Coastal erosion triggered by a shipwreck along the coast of Goa, India
p. 0990 | Murali, R. Mani; Babu, M. T.; Mascarenhas, Antonio; Choudhary, Richa; Sudheesh, K.; Vethamony, P.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 2012. Aravinda Chakravarti and Eric Green (eds)
p. 0997 | Acharya, Moulinath

My Brain Made Me Do It. The Rise of Neuroscience and the Threat to Moral Responsibility. Eliezer J. Sternberg
p. 0999 | Khare, Narmada

Mangroves of India – Their Biology and Uses. J. R. Bhatt et al. (eds)
p. 1000 | Khan, S. Ajmal

Deformation Microstructures in Rocks. Soumyajit Mukherjee
p. 1001 | Ghosh, Rajkumar

Historical Notes
Centenary of ‘Researches on Irritability of Plants’ by Jagadis Chandra Bose
p. 1002 | Chowdhury, Debashish

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DST-SERB Winter School on Modeling Chemical and Biological (Re)Activity - SERB Winter School on MCBR
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