15 June, 2021

Shifting Office

Shifting Office
Moving office is like getting caught in a monsoon storm. You can see it coming—you would do anything to avoid it—but once it's on its way, there's nothing much you can do but brace yourself. As it turned out, our shift to a new office was more a warm summer shower than a soul-drenching downpour. Not entirely painless, but perfectly bearable. We managed to beat the stampede, and have settled into one of those rare corners of South Delhi which is compliant for commercial use just ahead of the court-inspired spiralling of commercial rents. I never thought 'compliance' would be a watchword in Delhi, where sticking by the rules has been something only sissies do. But it's no bad thing. If this city wants to make the jump from wild city to world city, then it needs to have regulations that are understood and enforced, and rules that merit respect. There's quite a way to go, but at least it's now beginning to feel like work in progress.

So the BBC World Service Trust (with our partners NACO and Doordarshan, we...

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