Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 99 - Issue 02: 25 Jul, 2010
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0148

Editorial
Physics and Physicists
p. 0149 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
A brahminical culture in science
p. 0151 | Mukhopadhyay, Atri

Craig Venter, and the claim for 'synthetic life'
p. 0152 | Gowrishankar, J.

A matter of form
p. 0153 | Sunder, V. S.

Dietary management
p. 0153 | Prasad, M. P. Rajendra

Gregarious flowering of a long-lived tropical semelparous bamboo Schizostachyum dullooa in Assam
p. 0154 | Nath, Arun Jyoti; Das, Ashesh Kumar

Western Arunachal Pradesh offering prime home to the endangered red panda
p. 0155 | Srivastava, Tanushree; Dutta, Pijush Kumar

Meeting Report
Advancing the science of taxonomy in India
p. 0157 | Bhaskaran, Aditya; Rajan, Priyadarsanan Dharma

Asia-Pacific bioinformatics conference 2010
p. 0158 | Malhotra, Richa

Research News
Extraterrestrial mega-impacts and continental growth on the early earth
p. 0160 | Sankaran, A. V.

Opinion
Grassroots biodiversity conservators of Arunachal Pradesh: national recognition and reward
p. 0162 | Singh, Ranjay K.; Srivastava, R. C.

Commentary
Conservation and collection of insects in India are mutually beneficial, NOT harmful - a simple reality explained
p. 0163 | Ghorpadé, Kumar

Scientific Correspondence
Differential response of sesame under influence of indigenous and non-indigenous rhizosphere competent fluorescent pseudomonads
p. 0166 | Aeron, Abhinav; Pandey, Piyush; Maheshwari, D. K.

General Articles
Possibility and potential of a vaccine against human chorionic gonadotropin for family planning
p. 0169 | Purswani, Shilpi; Lohiya, N. K.; Talwar, G. P.

Bio-business in brief: a bit about technology transfer
p. 0177 | Saberwal, Gayatri

Review Articles
Gas hydrates as alternative energy resource - seismic methods
p. 0181 | Thakur, N. K.

Research Articles
Lifestyle-related risk factors for cardiovascular disease in a desert population of India
p. 0190 | Haldiya, Kripa Ram; Mathur, Murli L.; Sachdev, Raman

A macro-invertebrate based new biotic index to monitor river water quality
p. 0196 | Bhatt, Jay P.; Pandit, Maharaj K.

New drainage technologies for salt-affected waterlogged areas of southwest Punjab, India
p. 0204 | Shakya, S. K.; Singh, J. P.

Research Communication
Laboratory experiments on river-estuary geonanomaterials
p. 0213 | Viswanathan, Michelle; Chakrapani, G. J.

Electrical structure of an unsaturated zone related to hard rock aquifer
p. 0216 | Arora, Tanvi; Ahmed, Shakeel

Assessment of genetic diversity among basmati and non-basmati aromatic rices of India using SSR markers
p. 0221 | Sivaranjani, A. K. P.; Pandey, Manish K.; Sudharshan, I.; Kumar, G. Ram; Madhav, M. Sheshu; Sundaram, R. M.; Varaprasad, G. S.; Rani, N. Shobha

Identification of suitable areas for aerobic rice cultivation in the humid tropics of eastern India
p. 0227 | Mandal, D. K.; Mandal, C.; Raja, P.; Goswami, S. N.

Lichenometric studies in vicinity of Pindari Glacier in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, India
p. 0231 | Joshi, Santosh; Upreti, D. K.

Inter- and intra-generic grafting in seaweeds in the Indian coasts
p. 0235 | Sahu, Nivedita; Ganesan, M.; Eswaran, K.

Erratum
P. C. Vaidya (1918-2010)
p. 0239 | Narlikar, Jayant V.

Anomalous cooling over the Arabian Sea during February 2008
p. 0239 | Parekh, Anant

Book Reviews
Flowering Plants of Indian Institute of Science: A Field Guide by K. Sankara Rao
p. 0240 | Prasad, K. V.

An Introduction to Relativity by Jayant Narlika
p. 0241 | Saçlıoğlu, Cihan

Annual Review of Biophysics, 2009 by Douglas C. Rees, Ken A. Dill, Michael P. Sheetz and James R. Williamson (eds)
p. 0242 | Mande, Shekhar C.

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DR K. S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA) - 22nd Batch
p. 0244

Refresher Course on Contemporary Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
p. 0247

Workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics
p. 0248

Award of research funded projects (RFP) for Joint R&D activity (Twinning Programme) to scientists working in the North East
p. 0249

Call S&T based Proposals for managing issues related to elderly population (Technology Intervention for Elderly - TIE)
p. 0250

Outstanding Thesis Awards 2010-National Organic Symposium Trust
p. 0251

Research Associates. Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi
p. 0252

CSIR-Nehru Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme
p. 0252

Call for Research Proposals-Ocean Atmospheric Science and Technology Cell
p. 0253

Career Opportunities in Physical Sciences and Engineering-Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 0253

Junior Research Fellow (Organic chemistry)-Central Coir Research Institute, Coir Board
p. 0254

Scientists post-Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology
p. 0254

JRF/Project Assistant and Field Assistant-Vidya Pratishthan's School of Biotechnology
p. 0255

lV Rao Bahadur Dr B. Viswa Nath Award
p. 0255

Meeting on Diabetic Retinopathy
p. 0256

Research Positions-Manipal University
p. 0256

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)-North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
p. 0257

Talented Young Scientists in Climate Science-Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
p. 0257

Research scholars, post doctoral fellows and young faculty-SERC School on Nano Optics
p. 0258

Corrigendum-Ramalingaswami Fellowship
p. 0258

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