David and I wrote a book some years back called the Global Village Companion. (Rather cool: hereâ€™s its local page in Worldcat, showing the New England libraries with a copy.) The book got good reviews, and weâ€™re thinking of reviving it in some way. The original title was something about â€œglobal literacyâ€ and of course Iâ€™ve learned a lot since then. That Mumbai is the city previously known as Bombay is fairly basic, but this morning, thinking about adding India to my March-April travel plans, I learned that Mumbai is +5-1/2 GMT. Thatâ€™s 5-1/2 hours later than Greenwich Mean Time, which is London time, and +10-1/22 hours from where I sit in Great Barrington. I can hear that lovely British Airways cabin chief, â€œAnd we suggest you reset your watches now, itâ€™s 10.38pm in Mumbai.â€
Global literacy: +5-1/2 hours to Mumbai
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is the CEO of Berkshire Publishing.