The new corner office overlooks a valley

The hills are no longer just a getaway. We find out how people are making it possible to live and manage a career out of these areas. Multiple excel spreadsheets open, fingers taut on the keyboard in readiness and eyes darting from diary notes to the computer screen.

 

Manish Chandra operates between Gurugram and Ramgarh in Uttarakhand. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

Our Monday hours rushed swiftly between brainstorming, playing devil’s advocate to each other’s ideas and being glued to case studies on the internet. It’s only when the daylight muted, and the village homes in the valley started twinkling in the dark folds of the mountains that we finally called it a day. And what a productive day it had been. Finding ourselves at a suitable take off point for a new business, my partner and I decided to work out of the hills in August. The idea was to get away from Delhi’s pressing routine and bustle, making every hour count.

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