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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 41 

NUMBER 12 

DECEMBER  2004

 

 

CONTENTS 

  

COVER STORY

 

Spreading Scientific Awareness

Hasan Jawaid Khan interviews Dr Narender Sehgal

9

 

 

ARTICLES

 

Science Journalism in India and Abroad  

Jayant V. Narlikar  

16

 

 

Promoting Scientific Temper 

D. P. Singh 

26

 

 

Nobel Prizes 2004

B.C. Kashyap, Hasan Jawaid Khan & Parvinder Chawla 

39

 

 

FICTION

 

Did Darwin Lie?               

Samuel Sandi  

46

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS  

5

SPECTRUM  

22

FACT FILE 

 

  • Star Watch: Constellation Canis Major

31

  • Ingenious Inventions: The Vacuum Cleaner  

32

  • Herbal Healers: Timeless Tulsi     

33

  • Indian Icons: Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan   

34

QUIZ TIME  

35

CROSSWORD 

36

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Brain Drain is Better than Brain in the Drain

44

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

FUN QUIZ: Space Science   

50

DID YOU KNOW?: Building Bridges

52

HUMOUR 

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA 

56

SCIENCE PROJECT: Dance, Little Lady, Dance 

57

PUZZLE CORNER    

60

HOW?  

62

WHY?     

63


 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, December 2004, pp 9-15

 

Spreading Scientific Awareness

            Hasan Jawaid Khan interviews Dr Narender Sehgal

 

A candid interview with Dr Narender K. Sehgal, winner of the Kalinga Prize for Popularization of Science and Chairman of the National Organising Committee set up to oversee the various activities planned during the `Year of Scientific Awareness’

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, December 2004, pp 16-20

 

Science Journalism in India and Abroad

Jayant V. Narlikar

 

An insight into the world of science journalism and the need for effective science journalism in development of any society

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, December 2004, pp 26-28

 

Promoting Scientific Temper

D. P. Singh

 

The article outlines an action plan for spreading scientific temper among the Indian community.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, December 2004, pp 39-43

 

Nobel Prizes 2004

B.C. Kashyap, Hasan Jawaid Khan & Parvinder Chawla

 

A look at this year’s Nobel Prize winners.