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Indian Standard Time now an officially recognized time zone

Indian Standard Time now an officially recognized time zone

GREENWICH, UK – The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has announced that Indian Standard Time is now an officially recognized time zone. INDIAN Standard Time is not the same as INDIA Standard Time (UTC + 5:30), which is the official time zone that covers all of India. “This is truly an historic moment,” said Dr. Silvia Torres-Peimbert, president of the IAU. “Until now, the world had 24 time zones – one for each hour in the day. We have always rigorously measured and observed a number of factors to maintain the integrity of the system. But in the past 40 years, small anomalies had crept into our data – and … Continue reading

Study confirms: Desis abroad with Western names have it much easier

Study confirms: Desis abroad with Western names have it much easier

NEW DELHI, India – New research has revealed that desis abroad with Western names have it much, much easier. The joint research project was performed globally by the Institute of Social Sciences (India), the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the Social Science Research Council (USA). The study is titled Do Desis with Western Names Have It Easier Or What? “This research was deep and thorough,” said lead researcher Sankar Sen. “It confirmed what many of us had suspected: desis living abroad with Western names have it much, much easier than those with more traditional names. There was also a correlation that the longer the … Continue reading

Amitabh Bachchan developing new game show aimed at ABCDs

Amitabh Bachchan developing new game show aimed at ABCDs

MUMBAI, India – Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is developing a new game show aimed at young people of Indian origin. Tentatively titled How Indian Are You?, the format will be a general knowledge quiz show to determine which contestant is the Most Indian of Them All. Mr. Bachchan will produce the gameshow with BIG Synergy, the company behind the super hit, Kaun Banega Crorepati. “The Indian Diaspora is incredibly diverse,” said Mr. Bachchan. “Indian people are found all over the world, on every continent except Antarctica, which is just too damn cold and has terrible cellular service. But the struggles of being Indian are the … Continue reading

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