Nine to Five in Delhi

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It’s been two weeks since I started my Internship at Helpage India, New Delhi. Interestingly, I still don’t know the names of the four people who sit in the same room as me. But, I do have a good knowledge about their sense of humour.

If you’re working in Delhi, expect a sarcastic comment coming someone’s way every 15 minutes. This sums up the work culture here. Get up early in the morning to dodge the traffic and rush to the office. Now, that you’re in the office, rush to meet the project deadlines but don’t worry, you’ll be surrounded with people who have a great sense of humour. They’ll make your survival at the workplace easier. After two tea breaks, a gossip hour of lunch and being glued to the computer screen for multiple hours at a stretch, it will be time to rush once more, because you don’t want to get stuck in the traffic again.

In the rush-rush-rush, you’d often forget to pause and breathe. But I guess that’s a good thing. You don’t want to breathe in the pollution, right?

The Metro would be your life-saver, your angel in disguise. Especially if you manage to get a seat. It’ll save you some time, tans and traffic jams.

No matter how much you want to hate this city for the harm that it’s doing to your health and safety, it’ll still win your heart with its charm and liveliness.

This city never sleeps, and its work culture won’t let you sleep. Not literally though.

Ritika Raj
(Batch 2021)