Thursday, December 04, 2008

Words that move a city

The Welt Kompakt evidently thought it would be a good idea to jump on to the media bandwagon following the tragic terrorist incident in Mumbai that took in the last days of November, 2008. Their illustrative graphic of the situation shows where the terrorists struck, and an outline of "Bombay (Mumbai)". Some of these places are very familiar and personal to me through my visits to that exciting metropolis: Cafe Leopold and the Taj Hotel. However, I was under the distinct impression that Mumbai is on the western coast of India, on the Arabian Sea. The good people at the Welt Kompakt (print edition of 28 November 2008, page 2) decided to situate it on the country's eastern coast, touching the Bay of Bengal. A citation beneath the image attributes it to "AFP".

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