Around 3:30 PM, Infosys had a fire drill in the GEC. This was not your average fire drill, however. After convincing our instructors that we needed to leave, we headed outside and were herded over to the cricket ground on campus. Apparently they had brought in a speaker. However, this was not your average public speaker. They somehow found the most intense person I have heard in ages to do a talk on basic fire safety – like the kind of stuff you learn in elementary school in the US. He was literally yelling into the loudspeaker with the fervor of a Southern Baptist preacher at a tent revival, screaming about how smoke will kill you and how you need to stop, drop and roll.
It was completely surreal – but that’s how a lot of things are in my life these days.