Chris' Original Blogbeque

A fresh, vinegar-based examination of life

Time difference

Posted by Chris on September 24, 2007

The time difference here is 9.5 hours to eastern, 10.5 to central. I am ahead that much. It is IST, Indian Standard Time. I was very confused about time at first. IST does not running vertically from north to south—it’s basically a patch that is all of India (as I can finally see on computer). So all of India is on the same hour, even though it’s a big place. Since Kolkata is on east coast, it gets dark very early—5:30 now, even though I think it’s about the same Latitude as Mexico City. It really threw me for a loop as we flew from Chennai, suddenly into darkness—I was supposed to arrive at 7:30, why is it dark already halfway into flight?

Doesn’t bother me now, although I haven’t really gone anywhere. First time I’m out somewhere in city and I have to navigate in darkness will be an adventure.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: