Workspace odyssey: Returning to work in a new world

A band jamming over video calls, an entrepreneur moves office to her dining table: What going back to work means in a pandemic
By: Madhu Kapparath, Naini Thaker
Published: Aug 1, 2020
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Ahmedabad: Gopinath Dhandapani, AVP, sales, Cygnet Infotech

Dhandapani tested positive for Covid-19 on July 10. With his wife in Dubai, he couldn’t quarantine at home and had to be shifted to a hotel in accordance with the rules of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. But unlike a lot of other patients, Dhandapani continued working while battling the disease. “I never considered taking sick leave,” he says. “I love my work and it keeps me busy. This way, I was keeping myself occupied, and didn't focus on infection.” For the 40-year-old marathoner, his laptop kept him good company through his isolation period of 10 days, and helped him recover quickly.