HYDERABAD (Agencies) – Indian riot police fired rubber bullets and used teargas to disperse Hindu mob during anti-Muslim riots that continued for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday despite imposition of an indefinite curfew in the southern Indian IT hub of Hyderabad.
When making decisions to outsource, consider the social tensions and stability in the provider's region. These riots are affecting a project I am managing. This is an actual Skype chat with my manager in Hyderabad this evening:
[10:45:46 PM] Indian Partner: we have riots in our city
[10:45:57 PM] Indian Partner: some parts of the city are in Police curfew
[10:46:13 PM] Randall Goya aka decibel.places: why curfew?
[10:46:17 PM] Indian Partner: luckly my part of city is not in curfew
[10:46:27 PM] Indian Partner: there are riots between muslims and hindus
[10:46:46 PM] Indian Partner: petty quarrel became a religious issue
[10:46:57 PM] Indian Partner: my other DBA stays in curfew area
[10:46:58 PM] Randall Goya aka decibel.places: terrible
[10:47:13 PM] Indian Partner: I gave him laptop with wireless connection so that work will not be affected
[10:47:24 PM] Randall Goya aka decibel.places: good planning
[10:47:38 PM] Indian Partner: the problem is the police cut off power now
[10:47:51 PM] Indian Partner: his laptop will be on battery for another 4 hours
[10:48:19 PM] Indian Partner: before that he will upload all source files to server so that another guy I talked will take care from another area
[10:48:32 PM] Indian Partner: finally to make sure the schedule is not affected
[10:48:48 PM] Randall Goya aka decibel.places: right - the kind of things we need to plan for!
[10:48:59 PM] Randall Goya aka decibel.places: unbelieveable!