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Utopia, out of office

What God's Own Office advocates - work from home - is already the emerging reality around us, as technology enables a new economy to take shape

GOD'S OWN OFFICE How One Man Worked for a Global Giant from His Village in Kerala James Joseph Penguin; 191 pages; Rs 399 There is a passage in Amitava Kumar's biography of Patna, A Matter of Rats, that explains why nurses play the radio all night in the city's hospitals. "This is to prevent rats from nibbling at their feet," explains Mr Kumar nonchalantly in what is one of a series of harrowing anecdotes about the rat menace in Bihar's capital. James Joseph, the writer of the book under review, has likely not read Mr Kumar's book. If he had, he would be ...