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Vol.  84  No 8
25 April  2003

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Contents

IN THIS ISSUE

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In this issue


EDITORIAL

967

Selling science

  P. Balaram

CORRESPONDENCE

969

India matters: Changes needed in various sectors
 

Sribir Sen

969

Rituals of Science Congress
 

Subir K. Sen

971 A suitable UK wheat variety for making chapatis
 

Y. P. Abrol

971 Hevea latex as a wound healer and pain killer
  L. Thankamma
972 Saturation of Olive Ridley nesting sites
  P. Mohanty-Hejmadi
972 Absence of condensing agent
  Dinkar Sahal
973 Need for high-resolution deep seismic reflection studies in strategic locales of South India
  P. R. Reddy
974 The Bt cotton story: The ethics of science and its reportage
 

Suman Sahai


NEWS

975 GD Birla Award for Partha Majumdar
976 Puppetry: The perfect medium for edutainment and S&T communication 

Narottam Sahoo

977 Nuclear terrorism perception: Some strategies and recommendations to handle a disaster scenario

R. N. Sharan

978 Beyond Gaussian: Theoretical chemistry in India comes of age

N. Sathyamurthy


979 From the archives

RESEARCH NEWS

980 Lightning-generated electromagnetic wave emission from Jupiter’s atmosphere
 

R. N. Singh


983 Random selections

SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

984

Corchorus pseudo-olitorius Islam and Zaid – A new addition to Indian flora 

 

A. K. Mahapatra, M. Abdul Nizar, Dipankar Saha, A. Saha and D. Gupta

985 Paragonimus and paragonimiasis – A new focus in Arunachal Pradesh, India
  Kanwar Narain, K. Rekha Devi and J. Mahanta
987 First record of charophytes from the Permian Barakar Formation of the Talchir Gondwana Basin, Orissa
  Chirananda De

GENERAL ARTICLE

990 Himalayan forest database – Thinking beyond dominants
 

Ranbeer S. Rawal, Bhawana Pandey and Uppeandra Dhar


REVIEW ARTICLE

995 Evolution of early continental crust
 

R. S. Sharma and M. K. Pandit


SPECIAL SECTION: GLOBAL CORRELATION OF LATE CENOZOIC FLUVIAL DEPOSITS—FOCUS ON INDIA

1002 Facies, fossils and correlation of Late Miocene fluvial sequences of the Himalayan foreland basin
  S. B. Bhatia
1006 Mio-Pliocene sedimentation history in the northwestern part of the Himalayan Foreland Basin, India
  Rohtash Kumar, Sumit K. Ghosh and Satish J. Sangode
1014 Magnetostratigraphic correlation of the Late Cenozoic fluvial sequences from NW Himalaya, India
  S. J. Sangode and Rohtash Kumar
1025 River systems in the Gangetic plains and their comparison with the Siwaliks: A review
  Vikrant Jain and R. Sinha
1034 Geomorphology and sedimentology of Piedmont Zone, Ganga Plain, India
  U. K. Shukla and D. S. Bora
1041 A sediment budget for the Ganga–Brahmaputra catchment
  R. J. Wasson
1048 Quaternary alluvial stratigraphy and palaeoclimatic reconstruction at the Thar margin
  M. Jain and S. K. Tandon
1056 Late Quaternary fluvial sequences of southern Mainland Kachchh, western India
  D. M. Maurya, S. Bhandari, M. G. Thakkar and L. S. Chamyal
1065 Quaternary fluvial sequences of South Saurashtra, Western India
  Nilesh Bhatt and U. A. Bhonde
1072 Sedimentary records of palaeofloods in the bedrock gorges of the Tapi and Narmada rivers, central India
  Vishwas S. Kale, Sheila Mishra and Victor R. Baker
1080 A long Quaternary terrace sequence in the Orontes River valley, Syria: A record of uplift and of human occupation
  David R. Bridgland, Graham Philip, Rob Westaway and Mark White
1090 Pliocene and Quaternary surface uplift of western Turkey revealed by long-term river terrace sequences
  Rob Westaway, Malcolm Pringle, Sema Yurtmen, Tuncer Demir, David Bridgland, George Rowbotham and Darrel Maddy
1102 The arsenic cycle in Late Quaternary fluvial sediments: Mineralogical considerations
  B. C. Raymahashay and A. S. Khare
1105 The effect of changes in the Earth’s moment of inertia during glaciation on geomagnetic polarity excursions and reversals: Implications for Quaternary chronology
 

Rob Westaway


RESEARCH ARTICLE

1116 Crustal thermal structure of the Godavari graben and coastal basin
 

D. V. Ramana, S. Thiagarajan and S. N. Rai


RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

1123

Splitting of ribosome into its subunits by unfolded polypeptide chains

 

Arunima Basu, Jaydip Ghosh, Arpita Bhattacharya, Saumen Pal, Saheli Chowdhury and Chanchal DasGupta

1125

STMS-based DNA fingerprints of the new plant type wheat lines

 

T. Mohapatra, Krishanpal, S. S. Singh, S. C. Swain, R. K. Sharma and N. K. Singh

1129

A simple method for mass production of potato microtubers using a bioreactor system

 

Xuan Chun Piao, Debasis Chakrabarty, Eun Joo Hahn and Kee Yoeup Paek

1133

Clonal variation for seed germination in teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f.)

 

John Mathew and R. Vasudeva

1136

Detection and phylogenetic affiliation of Wolbachia sp. from Indian mosquitoes Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes albopictus

 

Vyankatesh J. Pidiyar, Kamlesh Jangid, Milind S. Patole and Yogesh S. Shouche


BOOK REVIEWS

1140

Mathematical Vistas From a Room with Many Windows

 

reviewed by Shailesh A. Shirali

1141

Biodiversity Characterization at Landscape Level in North-East India using Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System

 

 reviewed by T. V. Ramachandra and A. V. Nagarathna

1143

Dynamics of Earth’s Fluid System

 

reviewed by I. V. Radhakrishna Murthy

1144 Living with the Politics of Floods: The Mystery of Flood Control
 reviewed by K. S. Valdiya
1144 Animal Attractions: Nature on Display in American Zoos
 reviewed by Avanti Mallapur

PERSONAL NEWS

1146  M. S. Mani
  P. T. Cherian
1147 Claude Hélène
 

M. R. Rajeswari


ADVERTISEMENTS

1149

International Conference on Nano Science and Technology

1150

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

1151

National Institute of Immunology

1151

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

1152

Alloys Alternative Fuel Energy Pvt. Ltd.

1152

National Chemical Laboratory

1153

Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University

1154

Indian School of Chronobiology

1154

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

1155

Indian National Science Academy

1155

The Joint India–AMS Mathematics Meeting

1156

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