I am from India ..so no chance of common ISP with others.
Sometimes a little prolonged and sometimes relaod would fix it. Also to note that my home page was set to google.com and i get redirected to google.co.in . So sometimes got hung between getting redirected from .com to .co.in . When I used to load Yahoo it used to load fine. It's as mentioned an on and off issue.
I had modified my hosts file to see the latest PR on Google toolbar.
Hope you got some answers :)