You are here: Home » Current Affairs » Coronavirus » News
Business Standard

The new office: How workplaces are undergoing dramatic transformations

The idea of working from home, once derided in India owing to the widely held belief that one "worked" only if one went to an "office", is now no longer an incentive but a necessity.

Work from home | Coronavirus | Indian companies

Nikita Puri  |  New Delhi 

work from home, office, workplace, coronavirus, job, wfh, computer, tech, startups,
Manu Vijay (left) and Unni K S working from their treehouse in Kottayam. Imaging: Ajay Mohanty

Manu Vijay’s new fully meets the mandatory requirement of being a well-ventilated office in a pandemic-afflicted world. Whenever he doesn’t have video conferencing calls lined up, the graphic designer with heads over to a treehouse. Made of mahogany and bamboo, topped with coconut and palm fronds, it took Vijay and his cousin Unni K S, also an employee, three weeks to make the treehouse. The treehouse is in Unni’s backyard, a few minutes from Vijay’s family home in Kottayam, Kerala.



What you get on Business Standard Premium?

  • icon Unlock 30+ premium stories daily hand-picked by our editors, across devices on browser and app.
  • icon Full access to our intuitive epaper - clip, save, share articles from any device; newspaper archives from 2006.
  • icon Curated newsletters on markets, personal finance, policy & politics, start-ups, technology, and more.
  • icon Pick your 5 favourite companies, get a daily email with all news updates on them.
  • icon 26 years of website archives.
  • icon Preferential invites to Business Standard events.


Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, June 19 2020. 20:44 IST