In "Corrections and Clarifications" (June 27, 2006), we had said that a reader had pointed out in "Variety This Day That Age from the pages of The Hindu dated June 24, 1956; `Nehru in London'", that the name of Nehru's grandson was Sanjay, and not Sanjiv, as the text said. (The sentence in that report was: "Mr. Nehru, who travelled in a Viscount airliner of the IAF, was accompanied by his daughter Mrs. Indira Gandhi, and his two grandsons, Rajiv and Sanjiv.") A few readers have pointed out that we were incorrect in our clarification. "In the year 1956, Sanjay Gandhi was known as Sanjiv Gandhi (to rhyme with Rajiv Gandhi). But later, his name was changed to Sanjay. In 1956, The Hindu did not print an error, but in 2006, it did!" a reader adds.
A message on June 10, 2006, from Jennifer Gusik from Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. sent us on a search. She said, "I just read your article on Salem, Massachusetts, and it was great! Thanks for the wonderful description of one of America's (and world's) most beautiful towns." She pointed out an error in the article: the month-long Halloween celebrations in the town end on October 31 (not begin on October 31, as stated). Our search showed that "Bewitching Salem" by K. Kunhikrishnan was in The Hindu-Magazine section on December 26, 2004. How did she chance on this? Her answer was, "I was surfing the internet for articles on Salem. It was nicely written and the author seemed to really enjoy the experience of visiting one of America's most mystical cities."
The first sentence in "It's been an enjoyable ten years, says Dravid" ("Sport", June 22, 2006) was: "Rahul Dravid completed ten years as an international cricketer on Tuesday, June 20." A reader says there is a factual error as Dravid completed ten years as a Test cricketer on June 20. He made his international debut in his first one-dayer against Sri Lanka at Singapore in the Singer Cup-1995/96, Second match, April 3, 1996.
A reader points out an error in the AFP report "Ukraine eyes decisive win" ("Sport", June 22, 2006). It said that the Rebrov-Shevchenko combination reached the peak in 1998 when their club Dynamo Kiev reached the quarterfinals. It is not true, says the reader, because they became famous in the 1998-1999 season when they reached the semi-finals that was held in 1999. They lost eventually to Bayern Munich on the away goals rule after both ties ended 3-3 on aggregate. They won the home tie 3-1 and lost the away in Munich 2-0 to lose 3-3 on the away goals rule. Bayern Munich then went on to lose the finals 2-1 to Manchester United because of a stoppage time goal. The Sport Desk clarifies that the reader is right about the fact that Dynamo Kiev reached the semi-final of the 1998-99 Champions League and not the quarterfinal.
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