Monday, November 05, 2007

Daylight Savings Time

Its 31st December.

One man forgot to turn his clocks back. He knows it actually 11 pm.

But everybody else has turned their clocks back and is pretending its 12 midnight and so starts celebrating. An hour early.

Can someone please explain this to me? Why the need to turn back the clocks?


Aparna said...

Because the rest of them did not want to wait to start the celebrations!

On a serious note, what is time Nandita, does it really matter?!

That man will start an hour late, while the rest of the folks would have celebrated for an hour.

But then half the world has already gone ahead, celebrated it and slept off in the early hours of the new year.

Really, does it matter? :)

And yes, apparently India can save as high as 16% power if it goes ahead in time by half hour (By the breadth of our country and strict standards we may want to follow, Kolkata should go to bed two hours earlier than Mumbai!).

GT said...

U really expect a scientific answer for this question? Then google it out. You can even press the 'I'm feeling lucky' button. It's that easy to find.

Just one comment on your case. If something like this did happen ever practically then the guy must've missed all his appointments for around two months because daylight saving ends in most parts of the world by oct end or nov 1st week! :D

So the new year shouldn't really be so much of a pain-point!