“Time waits for none” is one of the prominent sayings that we as human folk are well acquainted with. It is captivating to remark that there are more than 24 time zones around the planet. If Indian Standard Time (IST) is contrasted with leading nations of the world, it is noticed that The United States runs 9 hours and 30 minutes behind Indian Standard Time being on the other side of the globe. Likewise, India is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Dubai, 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Russia and Hong Kong, 3 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Switzerland and Paris, 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of The United Kingdom. On the flip side of it, the country of Australia runs about 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India.
Nevertheless, the situation is a little more tricky than what it appears to be. Since many time zones fluctuate only by 30 or 45 minutes, they do not conform to a neat and tidy 24 hour stretch, which implies that there are more than 24, though it’s tough to announce precisely how many.