SCIENCE REPORTER

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VOLUME 43

NUMBER 9

SEPT  2006

 

CONTENTS

COVER STORY

 

CONCENTRATE ON NUTRITION, EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

INTERVIEW WITH PROF. M.S. SWAMINATHAN

                                                                                                                               

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

HOW ABOUT A PARALLEL SOCIETY?

PRASHANT K. DAS, MINU AGRAWAL & VIDHU SAXENA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

19

ARE YOU AN ANIMAL?                                                             

KANTHIMATHI KANNAN

39

FICTION
The Transformation

KARTIK SHARMA

 

 44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS           

5

REFLECTIONS: Environmental Refugees in India

                                                                               

14

SPECTRUM       

16

BIOPROFILE: Conserving World’s Rarest Wild Suid           

23

PERSONALITY: James Clerk Maxwell                      

27

HEALTH: Combating Alzheimer’s Disease

 

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

KNOW YOUR BODY: Skin: The Largest Organ

 

               

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Forest Dwellers Should Control Forests

 

47

 

FUN QUIZ

 

 

50

CROSSWORD   

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Springing Springbok

53

DID YOU KNOW: Look Again and Look Closely

 

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

 

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, September 2006, pp 9-13

 

CONCENTRATE ON NUTRITION, EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

INTERVIEW WITH PROF. M.S. SWAMINATHAN

World-renowned agricultural expert talks about his life and times

 

 

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, September 2006,
pp 19-22

HOW ABOUT A PARALLEL SOCIETY?

PRASHANT K. DAS, MINU AGRAWAL & VIDHU SAXENA

Is a virtual society analogous to the present society within the

scope of pragmatism?

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, September 2006,
pp 39-42

 

ARE YOU AN ANIMAL?

KANTHIMATHI KANNAN

Misconceptions abound while classifying living beings as animals