A special note concerning why I chose to publish my recent PhD research results in conferences held in India, rather than in the usual academic journals published abroad (notably in/from USA), is available for downloading as a separate document from here: [PDF format, ~91 kB] . Though a PDF document, please note, it has been written pretty hastily. As such, it might undergo minor revisions. Read it if interested.
Update on August 16, 2008, 9:18 PM IST: The PDF document has been revised today; the URL remains the same.