As usual, first thing in the morning, I tried to log onto my Yahoo account to read the previous day's mail - I was shocked to see that I couldn't gain entry. The email id in many ways becomes part of your identity; losing it is *really* painful. I hope Yahoo customer service does something about it soon. Meantime, those who wish to contact me can use my gmail id (mentioned on my home page at pramode.net)
Update: My Yahoo id has been restored!