Every fortnight, The Intersection narrates stories that meld culture, science and history in India. Through interviews, anecdotes and original research, Padmaparna Ghosh and Samanth Subramanian bring alive the rich breadth of human imagination and knowledge, making for a riveting listening experience. The incessant punning — well, that’s just a bonus.
Some of us check the time on our wrists, but most increasingly on our phones. But, who dictates what the correct time is? The timekeepers of the nation are actually based at Delhi’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL), which holds the mandate to develop standards of measurement, including, among others, time. This episode comes to you from within the NPL, bringing you the origins of Indian Standard Time, along with a predicament – should such a large country have just one time zone?
Music: Josh Woodward & Chris Zabriskie
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