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Indian Standard Time and Need for Multiple Time Zones in India

Indian Standard Time(IST) is the time observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+05:30. India does not observe daylight saving time(DST) or other seasonal adjustments. In military and aviation time IST is designated E* (“Echo-Star”). Indian Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 82.5′ E longitude, in Mirzapur , Uttar Pradesh, … Continue reading

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Tower of Babble: A Scycrapper?

The cities of today exhibit the tallest structures the world has ever seen. The density of urban environments  is high due to the desire to live and do business as close to the heart of the metropolis as is possible, … Continue reading

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Misbehaving Tourists are a Threat to Global Tourism

Japan’s Nanzoin Temple is famous for its huge statue of a reclining Buddha. Its custodians are less laidback about the hordes of tourists the temple attracts. Signs in 12 languages now warn foreign visitors they may not enter in large … Continue reading

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Why Professors Are Writing Stuff That Nobody Reads

Professors usually spend about 3-6 months (sometimes longer) researching and writing a 25-page article to submit an article to an academic journal. And most experience a twinge of excitement when, months later, they open a letter informing them that their … Continue reading

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