The coronavirus pandemic has brought a new norm to the world where millions of people are working from home instead of office to try to control the spread of the highly infectious disease. The latest WFH system comes with a 'pants optional' dress code, provided that nobody can see much at video conferencing platform meetings.
On Thursday, Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, shared a spoof magazine cover on Twitter which shows a man dressed in a formal blazer with no pants. "Sorry, but you can throw this cover in the trash can," he wrote, adding that Indians win the game of 'work from home' fashion with lungis worn below jackets - which, according to him, make for comfortable WFH attire.
"The Headquarters of 'Work From Home Fashion' is now India. Nothing beats a Lungi below a jacket," Mr Mahindra wrote. "Far more stylish & far less awkward in case you stand up accidentally...!" he added.
The tweet has collected over 6,000 likes and a ton of amused comments on the microblogging platform.
Anand Mahindra has earlier confessed to wearing lungis under formal shirts while working from home. "I have a confession to make: On some video calls from home, I DID wear a lungi under my shirt. Didn't have to stand up at any point during the meetings, but I suspect my colleagues may ask me to do so after this tweet!" he wrote back in April.