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Half-Hour Offset in India

Thursday, April 10th, 2003 · 2 Comments

On Tuesday I was in a big meeting in a video conferencing room. There are clocks in the room with the time set for various time zones around the world. Someone pointed out that Bangalore, India’s time was 12-and-a-half hours ahead of Pacific Time. Many of us thought it must have been a mistake. A couple of my Indian coworkers in the room confirmed that no, that was correct. I thought they were pulling my chain.

Alas, they were not. The time in India is offset from the rest of the world by a half-hour. I wonder what the logic in that is? You learn something new every day.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jordan // Apr 11, 2003 at 7:52 am

    The logic has to do with the fact that India does not follow daylight savings time. When setting the time zone there was argument over if they wanted to be off from standard or daylight time. The compromised was on going in between. Brilliant, isn’t it?

    Daylight savings time is blessing. My tuesday/wednesday calls with India have moved from 5:30am to 6:30am.


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