It was a somber morning here at the Bangalore office. It was announced at an all hands gathering in the cafeteria that a young woman and Yahoo! employee in Chennai named Laxmi passed away this morning from injuries sustained in a motorcycle or scooter accident. Apparently she was a passenger and slipped off at a lower speed and became paralysed. However this affected her ability to breathe.
Everyone was shaken. This is a young team here. The average age is in the mid twenties. It took some time to get going this morning.
I'm in a conference room having some desk time. There are no emails coming in this time of day. That is the advantage of working opposite of everyone else. All emails come in at once in the morning and no emails invade your space during work hours.
I may go shopping later after the meetings. I leave for the airport at 9:30 PM and fly to Singapore at midnight. Then I have a 2 hour layover there before my trip back to SFO. I just need time to pack and gather my gear for the excursion.