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Feel like moving to the countryside?

Hindustan Times | ByChetan Mahajan
Aug 02, 2020 05:52 PM IST

In times of a pandemic, an increasing number of professionals are moving out of congested cities in search of a better life.

Deepika Bhatia heads recruitment at a big private bank. She, her husband and daughter have all been cooking, scrubbing, washing and working from home in their Delhi flat. The family left Delhi to drop off her husband Vikram’s elderly parents to his brother’s guesthouse in Uttarakhand. They were to return after four days.

Upper-middle class urbanites realise that their most precious asset is not gold or property, but household help.(Shutterstock)
Upper-middle class urbanites realise that their most precious asset is not gold or property, but household help.(Shutterstock)
Nine-year-old Ahana has three friends in neighbouring flats in Pune with whom she “window talks” for two hours every day
Nine-year-old Ahana has three friends in neighbouring flats in Pune with whom she “window talks” for two hours every day
To leave the city, you have to be able to work remotely (Shutterstock)
To leave the city, you have to be able to work remotely (Shutterstock)
Physically fleeing the virus requires many things to be in place (Shutterstock)
Physically fleeing the virus requires many things to be in place (Shutterstock)
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