Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
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Editorial
Good governance, accountability and responsibility
p. 0177 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Mega schemes need mega solutions
p. 0179 | Hejmadi, P. Mohanty

Physics esoteric, physics mundane
p. 0179 | Chakrabarti, Bhupati

Fuel crisis, ethyl alcohol and public transport
p. 0180 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Sydney Altman's didactic remarks
p. 0180 | Rao, A. S.

Texts and readings in mathematics
p. 0181 | Ramadas, T. R.

Laboratory notebooks: a cautionary tale
p. 0181 | Rao, K. Kesava

Algal diversity as a renewable feedstock for biodiesel
p. 0182 | Kaur, Simrat; Gogoi, H. K.; Srivastava, R. B.; Kalita, M. C.

Book reviews and refereeing
p. 0183 | Rama­subramanian, K.; Srinivas, M. D.; Sriram, M. S.

Unusual citrus
p. 0184 | Chaurasia, Bhaskar; Atri, D. C.

Chilkigarh Kanak Durga Sacred Grove, West Bengal
p. 0185 | Bhakat, R. K.

News
Kobayashi and Maskawa win the Nobel Prize for work on CP violation
p. 0186 | Pakvasa, Sandip

Calamity-resistant biosafety laboratory
p. 0187 | Pereira, Neelam

TWAS, illycaffè announce Trieste Science Prize winners 2008
p. 0187

Extremophiles 2008
p. 0188 | Singh, Satya P.; Thumar, Jignasha T.

Organometallic chemistry
p. 0190 | Karvembu, R.

Research News
Methane hydrate (alternative energy source) stored in powder form for easy transport
p. 0192 | Srinivasan, C.

Commentary
Measuring the global digital divide at the level of individuals
p. 0194 | James, Jeffrey

Trademarks as keywords used in search engines
p. 0197 | Bera, Rajendra K.

Opinion
Geobiology and geomicrobiology: importance and need for studies in the Indian context
p. 0200 | Baskar, Sushmitha; Baskar, Ramanathan

Pollen - the underestimated treasure of taxonomists
p. 0202 | Garg, Arti

Watershed development: how to make 'invisible' impacts 'visible'?
p. 0203 | Samra, J. S.; Sharma, K. D.

Technical Note
Determination of sediment characteristics through cone penetration test in shallow marine areas using electrical compression cones
p. 0206 | Gopinath, Girish

Scientific Correspondence
Episodes of unnatural injury and death of Barn Owls (Tyto alba); a warning call
p. 0209 | Devkar, R. V.

General Articles
Managing of GIS projects in infrastructure development
p. 0211 | Kaushal, Ashok; Srivastava, Sandeep K.

Review Articles
The enigma of monotypic taxa and their taxonomic implications
p. 0219 | Rana, T. S.; Ranade, S. A.

Research Account
Quality protein maize for nutritional security: rapid development of short duration hybrids through molecular marker assisted breeding
p. 0230 | Gupta, H. S.; Agrawal, P. K.; Mahajan, V.; Bisht, G. S.; Kumar, A.; Verma, P.; Srivastava, A.; Saha, S.; Babu, R.; Pant, M. C.; Mani, V. P.

Research Articles
Petroleum hydrocarbons contamination of sediments and accumulation in Tympanotonus fuscatus var. radula from the Qua Iboe Mangrove Ecosystem, Nigeria
p. 0238 | Benson, Nsikak U.; Essien, Joseph P.

Spatial and temporal variation in surface water chemistry of a tropical river, the river Bharathapuzha, India
p. 0245 | Raj, P. P. Nikhil; Azeez, P. A.

The US patent holdings of homegrown Indian biotech and pharma companies
p. 0252 | Sundaramoorthy, Sriramkumar; Bindu, Y. Chandra; Mehdiratta, Ritu; Saberwal, Gayatri

Sedimentology and magnetic fabric studies of Mio-Pliocene fluvial succession in the NW Himalayan Foreland Basin
p. 0260 | Sinha, Subhajit; Sen, Koushik; Sangode, S. J.; Kumar, Rohtash; Ghosh, Sumit K.

Research Communication
Monitoring atrazine uptake by a new fluorometric assay
p. 0268 | Singh, Pooja; Dhanjal, Soniya; Singh, Kanwar Vikas; Suri, C. Raman; Cameotra, Swaranjit Singh

Revisiting Kirkpatrick's model - an evaluation of an academic training course
p. 0272 | Rajeev, P.; Madan, M. S.; Jayarajan, K.

Soil erosion limits for Lakshadweep Archipelago
p. 0276 | Mandal, Debashis; Tripathi, K. P.

The new digital Ah index of geomagnetic activity at Alibag and other stations
p. 0280 | Martini, D.; Mursula, K.; Alex, S.

Studies on the role of ants in reproductive efficiency of three species of Phyllanthus L.
p. 0283 | Sharma, Indu; Sharma, N.; Kour, H.

Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in Deccan basalts: preliminary laboratory study
p. 0288 | Prasad, P. S. R.; Sarma, D. Srinivasa; Sudhakar, L.; Basavaraju, U.; Singh, Ravi S.; Begum, Zahida; Archana, K. B.; Chavan, C. D.; Charan, S. N.

Book Reviews
Mriga×pakshi×shastra (The Science of Animals and Birds) by Hamsadeva (c. 13th century ad). Nalini Sadhale and Y. L. Nene (eds and translators)
p. 0292 | Shankar, Darshan

Career Development in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Guruprasad Madhavan
p. 0293 | Acharya, Kshitish

Reforming Indian Agriculture: Towards Employment Generation and Poverty Reduction by Sankar Kumar Bhaumik
p. 0294 | Swaminathan, M. S.

Personal News
S. K. Ghosh (1932-2008)
p. 0296 | Mandal, Nibir

Oded Schramm and the Schramm-Loewner evolution: In memoriam
p. 0297 | Bharali, Gautam; Ramadas, T. R.

Historical Notes
Radiocarbon dates of the medieval period stone anchors from Dabhol, west coast of India
p. 0299 | Gaur, A. S.; Sundaresh; Tripati, Sila; Vora, K. H.

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