Excel fields are running empty. Code reviews are getting ignored. Office bays seem strangely deserted. And bosses don’t seem to be minding for once. Working from home is not an option, it’s world cup season, and India is putting aside trivialities like deadlines and revenue targets to get a dose of its favourite pass time. Here’s how.
The most popular place for catching the cricket seems to be the cafeterias. Crowds are clustered around the screens that have been set up, and nobody’s eating very much, save for their fingernails.
( from @SomeBirdie)
Or people have been watching in their office bays. At least they can pretend to be working.
MakeMyTrip office (from makemytrip)
IndiaNic, Ahmedabad (From @AmitHPanchal )
Even the ladies are hooked.
While some not so much
Why should boys have all the fun?
Colour Craft Vision (from @stunningmoon )
The more enterprising have been watching the matches in the privacy of their conference rooms.
Or all out there!
Bangalore (from ShylajaVarma)
Even the Silicon valley was not spared of the world cup madness. Twitter went full Meta tweeting about the match from its Silicon Valley office!
Twitter, SF (from @anerishah99)
The techies can finally take a break.
This office looks set!
Offices are uniting in cricket solidarity
Quadron Park, Pune (from @invokeanand)
Never miss a chance to strike a pose.
Sports Interactive, Mumbai (from @CrickPjs)
If your company is nice enough, you can watch the matches in style
Then there are some offices that have gone as far to create an atmosphere
Leo Burnett, Delhi (from @IYatinGupta)
Nationalism rises high. Standing up during the national anthem
One India Office, Bangalore (from @oneindia)
However if your company isn’t as cool as these, there’s always Indian jugaad to the rescue.
And sometimes business is so important that cricket comes “below” it.
This lingerie company has its priority right 😉
Zivame, Bangalore. (Via @rabiAgarwal)
Our culture is cricket culture.
Godrej, India (from @IndiaCultureLab)
And celebration is our birthright.
MyGola Bangalore (from @snehavachhaney)
All in a day’s work
UC Browsers, (Via @UCBrowserIndia)
How are you going to watch the India Australia semi final at work? Let us know in the comments below!
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