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w00t it's the word of the year!

w00t, an interjection often used in online gaming, has been selected as Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster, a publisher of dictionaries and reference books, though it is yet to find acceptance in......

Has Modi met the soldiers' expectations?

The Modi government has not lived up to the muscularity the prime minister promised while campaigning, says Ajai Shukla. On Thursday, this government will mark its second anniversary in power.......

Obama, Castro hail 'new day' for US-Cuba relations

Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro vowed on Monday in Havana to set aside their differences in pursuit of what the US president called a "new day" for the relationship between the......

Our nationalism is only in sentiment, not in behaviour

'Going by television debates, it is obvious that the overwhelming majority of middle class Indians are nationalistic when it comes to opposing slogans and when it comes to the unity and integrity......

India, US discuss plans to develop next-gen aircraft carrier

Some vendors say the navy's specifications for its next aircraft carrier are similar to those of Britain's HMS Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/WPA Pool/Getty Images India and the......

Mobile-blogging is poised to explode

When Merriam-Webster compiled a list of the most searched words of 2004, the word 'blog' (short for weblog) topped the charts.However, blogging's younger sibling, the mobile-blog, is rapidly......

A Hungarian invention that helped the British in WWII

Tracing the early life of the humble ballpoint pen to its present. IMAGE: Modern folks would not even think of the ballpoint pen as an innovation. It seems to be an inexpensive writing instrument,......

India to have 526 mln internet users by 2018: Cisco

Internet user base in India, the third largest after China and the US, is expected to more than double to 526 million by 2018, networking solutions giant Cisco said on Tuesday.  ......

Top global exchanges woo Indian firms

Leading global bourses are wooing Indian companies to list on their platforms. Top officials of stock exchanges NYSE, Euronext, SIX Swiss Exchange were in Mumbai on Thursday to encourage companies......

Ratan Tata among American Academy Fellows

One of India's leading industrialist and two Indian American researchers have been elected as members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata......

Lunchbox director: From Irrfan to Broadbent to Redford

'One of the director's primary jobs is to make sure that all the actors perform as if they are in the same movie, playing in the same band -- one is not acting in a different band than the......

Lincoln leads BAFTA 2013 nominees

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln dominates the 2013 nominations for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). The American historical drama film earned 10 nominations including Best Film, Best Actor for......

Review: Jannat 2 isn't a sequel, or any good

Jannat 2is an uninspired script and lacks everything Jannat had going for it,writes Raja Sen.Webster's dictionary defines a sequel as oh, who am I kidding. You and I both know what a sequel is, but......

'I've never used my father's name to get anything'

When Sadiyaan, directed by Raj Kanwar, releases this Friday, audiences will get their first look at Luv Sinha, son of actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha. Along with known names like Rishi......

Chak De stumbles abroad

The eagerly awaited Chak De! India scored no goal at the lucrative North American box-office. In fact, its scanty $351,000 take in three days could enter Shah Rukh Khan's all-time hall of shame.......

Sports psychologist Webster roped in by KKR

Seventy-two-year-old sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster, who worked with World Cup-winning West Indies captain Clive Lloyd in the 1970's, is set to help Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming IPL......

Mind coach Webster to help Windies sort out issues

West Indies have requisitioned the services of world-famous psychologist Rudi Webster to sort out the lingering issues of their team ahead of their second Test against India starting on......

Harbhajan needs professional help, says Webster

Cricketnews in brief from around the world:Renowned sports psychologist Rudi Webster has advised banned India spinner Harbhajan Singh to seek professional help to cope with the emotional demands of......

India 'A' lose series after washout

IMAGE: 4th day's play called off in Brisbane. Photograph: CA/Twitter. The fourth and final day's play between India ‘A’ and Australia ‘A’ was called off without a ball......

India A face huge task to avoid innings defeat against Aus A

India A could not take advantage of a strong opening partnership and lost four quick wickets for an addition of just 16 runs as they ended the third day of their four-day game against Australia A......
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The Angry Fabulist

A HAILSTORM OF adjectives has accompanied journalist Prayaag Akbar’s debut novel in the wake of its release: ‘terrifying’, ‘haunting’,... ...

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Merriam-Webster trolls United Airlines by sharing the definition of 'volunteer'

A dictionary Twitter account has poked fun at United Airlines after a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight. ...

http://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/merriam-webster-trolls-united-airlines-by-sharing-the-definition-of-volunteer-785424.html
Troubled Toshiba reports unaudited results after 2 delays

Toshiba Corporartion, whose US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, reported unaudited earnings today... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/troubled-toshiba-reports-unaudited-results-after-2-delays-117041100769_1.html
Ivanka Trump doesn't know what 'complicit' means; Merriam

Now taking on an official unpaid role in the administration, Ivanka Trump has come under increased scrutiny. So far she has focused on policies... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/world/ivanka-trump-doesnt-know-what-complicit-means-merriam-webster-delicately-trolls-her-3370376.html
This Word Is Harder To Define Than 'Schadenfreude' Or 'Antidisestablishmentarianism'

&& What words give a Merriam-Webster lexicographer the most consternation? Some people might envision a list of 10-dollar terms like... ...

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