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Science Reporter

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 41 

NUMBER 6  

 JUNE 2004

                                                             

                                  

CONTENTS

                                                                                                          

COVER STORY

 

Is The Water Bomb Ticking For India?

S. Anandhakrishnan

9

 
ARTICLES

 

Floods—Nature’s Fury!

Manmohan K. Shukla

16

 

Living Wealth

Nisith Mandal and Monika Rastogi

24

 

FICTION

 

·                   Not With a Bang by S.M. Ghatak

38

 
COLUMNS

 

HEALTH: Fluorosis Facts

28

BIOPROFILES: Hoolock Gibbon—Ape in Distress

47

 
DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS

5

SPECTRUM

20

FACT FILE 

 

·                     Star Watch: Constellation Cassopiea

31

·                     Indian Icons: Meghnad Saha

          32

·                     Herbal Healers: Pacifying Passiflora

          33

·                     Ingenious Inventions: Jumping from the Skies

      34

QUIZ TIME

36

CROSSWORD

37

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

44

·                     Should India reach for the Moon?

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

FUN QUIZ

50

DID YOU KNOW?

52

HUMOUR

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA

56

SCIENCE PROJECT

58

·                     Friendly Challenge

              

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HOW?

62

WHY? 

63

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, June 2004, pp 9-15

 
Is The Water Bomb Ticking For India?

S. Anandhakrishnan

 

The water crisis in the country is for real. The article explores various efforts being made to tackle the problem.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, June 2004, pp 16-19, 30

 

Floods—Nature’s Fury!

Manmohan K. Shukla

 

India is ravaged by floods frequently. The article enlightens about some of the measures to contain their fury.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, June 2004, pp 24-27

 

Living Wealth

Nisith Mandal and Monika Rastogi

 

The rich wealth of the country needs to be protected and preserved at any cost. The article argues that conservation is the key to the preservation of biodiversity.