The ‘chaai’ and ‘sutta’ breaks at work are the most important part of the workplaces. The kind of discussions that happen during these breaks hold very high significance as they are very dynamic in nature.
The ‘chaai’ and ‘sutta’ breaks at work:
If you thought that the breaks in office where people go for a smoke or a cup of tea/ coffee were insignificant then you are highly mistaken. These breaks are the most important part of the workplaces.
The kind of discussions that happen during these breaks hold very high significance as they are very dynamic in nature.
The discussions cover all spheres ranging from politics to the latest gadget.
The breaks help breaking the monotony of work and allow the minds to venture out in the space for a while.
Well the discussion might start with say previous night’s The Newshour debate about Arnab Goswami’s opinion…topic changes to say his way of saying ‘1 min’ and ‘1sec’.
Someone in the group might get nostalgic and reminisce how this trait of Arnab was very similar to a professor he had in college. When it is about college everyone would love to get nostalgic and the topic changes to ‘Puraani Jeans’ moments, Maggi being the staple diet of those days…
Food is one topic where the discussion can go on and on. So from Maggi the topic changes to what people got for lunch that day. Every office group has one such person whose dabba is a ‘sarvajanik’ (public) property.
Soon the tea or cigarette might just get over and it is time to get back to work. The eagerness of meeting again for thought-sharing moments is there in everyone’s minds.
Sometimes apart from heartfelt discussions breaks are also about brainstorming ideas. Conference rooms at times can get too claustrophobic and these breaks come as a great rescue to explore and ideate.
Some people like to isolate themselves during breaks and get into their pensive moods. Some look at these breaks as ‘time out of work’ and engage themselves in telephonic conversations with their husbands, families, friends, etc.