SCIENCE REPORTER

ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                               

VOLUME 44                                                         NUMBER 8                    August 2007

SPECIAL ISSUE: 60 Years of Indian Science

CONTENTS

 

PHOTO GALLERY

INDIA’S 60-YEAR SCIENTIFIC TREK—A SNAPSHOT

 

8

IN CONVERSATION WITH PROF. CNR RAO          

 

12

 Neglecting Universities at Country’s Peril

SEYED E. HASNAIN

 

16

Health Challenges in India

Meenakshi Sharma & N.K. Ganguly

20

Indian Agriculture: 60 Years of Progress

M.S. SWAMINATHAN

 

23

Information Technology In India: A Citational Milestone History                                                              

30

India’s Space Odyssey

BIMAN BASU

 

38

IN CONVERSATION WITH SHRI ANUJ SINHA  

44

Nuclear Blueprint for Progress

HASAN JAWAID KHAN

 

51

DEPARTMENTS

 

EDITORIAL: India on the Growth Path           

5

DID YOU KNOW: India: An Unbroken Tradition of S&T

 

54

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: “Even 60 Years After Independence, India’s scientific growth is negligible”

 

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 August 2007, pp 12-15

IN CONVERSATION WITH PROF. CNR RAO

Chairman, Science Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister, touches on a gamut of issues confronting the nation today

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 August 2007, pp 16-19

Neglecting Universities at Country’s Peril

SEYED E. HASNAIN

Continuing neglect of Universities will be detrimental for India’s future

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 August 2007, pp 20-22, 48-49

Health Challenges in India

Meenakshi Sharma & N.K. Ganguly

In spite of progress in a number of health indicators, the country

still struggles with diseases related to poverty and gender bias

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 August 2007, pp 23-29

Indian Agriculture: 60 Years of Progress

M.S. SWAMINATHAN

The country has made progress during the last sixty years in eradicating chronic hunger but there is a lot that remains to be done

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 August 2007, pp 30-37

 

Information Technology In India: A Citational Milestone History

A look at the fascinating growth of information technology in the country

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 August 2007, pp 38-43

India’s Space Odyssey

BIMAN BASU

From a very modest beginning, India has graduated into a nation

capable of designing and launching the most advanced satellites

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 August 2007, pp 44-46

IN CONVERSATION WITH SHRI ANUJ SINHA

Head, Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar

Parishad (RVPSP), dwells on the crying need for science popularization and

the role of science communication in the country’s progress

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 August 2007, pp 50-53

Nuclear Blueprint for Progress

HASAN JAWAID KHAN

India is the only developing country to have the infrastructure and

capability for sustaining a viable nuclear power generation programme