[tz] zoneinfo : ist : error

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at wolfman.devio.us
Fri Dec 21 08:49:43 UTC 2012

hi robert,

population wise, mumbai (bombay) is quite larger than kolkata (calcuta), 
and will continue to grow in "density" (which should be the real measure).
but, just like kolkata is at the eastern extreme, closer to +0600,
mumbai, is at the western extreme, closer to +0500.

if, what i've read is right, please note, delhi would be more apt because 
it fits the bill better than either mumbai or kolkata;
1. delhi is more populous than kolkata.
2. delhi is closer to +0530 than either mumbai or kolkata.
3. delhi has no name change problems like mumbai, kolkata, chennai, etc.
4. having delhi as the marker for india gives every indian a sense of
    pride which is absent in the case of any other indian city.

references below;
1. http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
2. a) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi
    b) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai
    c) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata

there's nothing about like or dislike, it's more about not ignoring wrong.



On Fri, 21 Dec 2012, Robert Elz wrote:

>    Date:        Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:23:03 -0500 (EST)
>    From:        Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh at wolfman.devio.us>
>    Message-ID:  <alpine.BSO.2.00.1212210020460.13535 at wolfman.devio.us>
>  | may i know the reason why asia/kolkata represents +0530 in india?
>  | logically, technically and politically speaking, it's incorrect.
> Since we know that India really is +0530, so that can't be what you're
> objecting to, I will assume that you don't like the choice of Kolkata
> as the name of the zone.
> You can read the theory file for the explanation of how the names
> are selected, but briefly, it is the city (or sometimes town) with the
> biggest population to which the zone applies, at the time the zone name
> is first selected (after that, the name might be changed to another
> city, if it becomes, and is very likely to remain, significantly more
> populous than the city initially selected).
> If there's some city in India that has a larger population than Kolkata,
> please tell us what it is, and give some reference so we can be
> satisfied of the population counts (and growth estimates.)
> Do note that political capitals are 100% irrelevant for this purpose.
> kre

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