My company in San Francisco had a off shore office in Bangalore. Sometimes we had morning meetings simultaneously at both the location. It was nice to enjoy our morning coffees leisurely at 9:00 Am in San Francisco, when the Indian staff was getting angry calls from home,” When are you going to be home. That gora sahib when will he leave you.” WE enjoyed those meetings not because they are useful but to let you know that who was your daddy.
Once a staff in India got a baby. All the work in India office came to a standstill. Indians give more importance to baby than work. It was a slow period in San Francisco too. Very frustrating.