Apple’s iPad: A conflict-ridden name
Apple had a ‘lot of talk nineteen to the dozen’ with its new iPad tablet. But it’s not the conversation it wanted. Many women are saying the name evokes gauche associations with feminine hygiene products. The problem is worse for Japanese as they don’t not even have a sound for the “a” in iPad.
Government defends its decision.
Under attack for awarding the Padma Bhushan to hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, mainly by the BJP as he was chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a fraud case, the government has on 27th January defended its decision, saying that there was “nothing adverse on record” against the US-based hotelier and “due diligence” exercise was undertaken before announcing his name for the award. The Congress too on Tuesday had said that the Padma awards should be given to people who enhance the country’s prestige and not to those with a taint.
Scare at Delhi airport after plane goes off radar
bsence of communication between a Kingfisher Airlines flight and the Air Traffic Control (ATC) in New Delhi for about five to seven minutes led to a ‘hijack’ alert at the IGI Airport on 28th evening.
Tony Blair justifies Iraq war
An unabashed Tony Blair defended his decision to join the United States in attacking Iraq, arguing before a panel investigating the war that the September 11, 2001 attacks made the threat of weapons of mass destruction impossible to ignore.
‘Catcher in the Rye’ author J. D. Salinger dies
J.D. Salinger, the legendary author and youth hero whose “The Catcher in the Rye” shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, died on 28th January 2010 at the age of 91.
Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, the author’s son, actor Matt Salinger, said in a statement from Salinger’s longtime literary representative, Harold Ober Associates, Inc.
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