New Delhi, May 25 -- When Sharat Chandra, 40, returned to his office in Bengaluru on 7 May, he was greeted by security guards with temperature guns and sanitizers at every few steps. The experience, Chandra, admits, caused a "freaking out moment". But, the anxiety about the lurking infection soon subsided, and he began to enjoy being back in the office after seven weeks of working from home.

He and his colleagues are careful about touching common surfaces and plan their visits to restrooms or cafeteria. "My seven colleagues and I have been at work for two weeks and it's nothing like the office was before." He has cut down on paper use, and no more impromptu meetings at his desk. Even in office they use Slack or other communication tools ...