[tz] India might get a second time zone

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 2 22:52:47 UTC 2014

Wouldn't it be prudent to wait until the central government approves it?  They may assign a name to it in the process, such as Assam Standard Time, or the likes.

The fact that "baggan" means "garden" will probably be lost on most folks, although many understand that "chai" is another word for (or type of) tea.  I can envision the multitude of jokes queuing around "tea bagging time".

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From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Paul Eggert
Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2014 3:37 PM
To: Steffen Thorsen; tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] India might get a second time zone

Paul Eggert wrote:
> A plausible candidate is 'BST' for Bagaan Standard Time.
> (POSIX requires at least 3 letters in time zone abbreviations.)

I now see that the time zone is also called "chaibagaan time", where "chai" is tea and "bagaan" garden; so perhaps 'CBT' would be a more-accurate abbreviation.  Also, 'CBT' isn't used elsewhere in the tz database, which is an advantage.


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