As one of the biggest and most auspicious festivals in India, Diwali has a huge significance as far as workplace celebrations go. Most companies decorate the office and distribute sweets and gifts to the employees. Some even go as far as conducting ethinic day, Diwali-themed activities, a feast, the works.
Here’s a roundup of the diwali festivities at some of the Indian companies, each unique and interesting in their own way, on the last working day before Diwali.
The times, they are a-changing. Indian companies, which are infamous for their stodgy and bureaucratic ways, are slowly embracing new-age corporate ideas. And leading the way is Reliance, which has made a quiet but significant transformation to its corporate culture.
Think cool offices in Hyderabad, and it’s often hard to think beyond Google. But tucked away on the 13th and 14th floors of Raheja Mindspace Park is the modern, stylish office of Pegasystems.
The Telengana government had launched India’s largest entrepreneur hub – T-Hub in August of this year. The inauguration had taken place among much fanfare, with Ratan Tata being the chief guest and grand promises being made. But given the usual pace of government projects in India, expectations had been muted. But the Telangana government has delivered, and how.
SutraHR’s new Bombay office looks straight out of an art project, a DIY hobbyist’s den and a quaint French cafe all rolled into one.
Bangalore has yet another swanky office to add to its growing list.  7, one of the world’s largest providers of chat agents, has set up a spanking new office in the city.
The office is spread over 4.5 lakh square feet and can house 7,000 employees.
Instamojo has recently turned 3, and the company has moved into a swanky new Bangalore office. Founded in 2012 by Aditya Sengupta, Akash Gehani, Harshad Sharma and Sampad Swain, Instamojo provides customers a platform to sell digital goods like ebooks, reports, comic books, music, software, templates, photos and tutorials by listing the item on the website and sharing the web link with others.
Indian startup employees have never had it so good. After Flipkart and Snapdeal had annouced new offices that would make the most jaded employee start looking forward to Mondays, Freecharge has come up with a brand new office of its own.
Founded in 1981, Infosys is the torchbearer of India’s IT revolution. It is India’s sixth largest publicly traded company and currently employs 180,000 employees in offices scattered across the country.
Its Mysore campus is a proud testament to the company’s values and its soaring ambition. It is spread over a sprawling 350 acres in the green environs of Mysore.
E-commerce companies aren’t just fiercely competing with each other in trying to woo the fickle Indian consumer. They’re also going all out to attract employees, and are doling out sops by the dozen to make their offices better places to work. After Flipkart announced a slew of initiatives that were designed to improve employee satisfaction, and Snapdeal came up with a spanking new office last week, Jabong has entered the fray, announcing an onsite creche facility in its office.