Sunday, November 06, 2011

Why would @WSJ / @IndiaRealTime presume Sivakasi to be in China?


Freudian slip? That is what I initially thought, when The Wall Street Journal's slideshow on Diwali had packs of firecrackers from Sivakasi displayed with a caption that said those crackers were from China. Which is what made me think: What makes @WSJ and @IndiaRealTime to think Sivakasi, a southern town of the State of Tamil Nadu in India, renowned for its firecracker and matchsticks industry, somehow belong to China?

All that glitters need not be gold, the same way as all that bursts and crackles need not be from China!

Here is Sivakasi in Wikipedia:

Picture Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal (slideshow)

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