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#SweetEscape – The Winner’s Special

A rainy afternoon in Bengaluru. Not typical to a city that has grown accustomed to rain falling only after 4 in the afternoon. A neatly packaged set of cupcakes, donuts and merchandise make their way to the Bellandur-Marathalli ring road through a constant shower – the sort that needs less than a minute to leave you drenched and miserable.

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As it usually happens, for reasons that are beyond the understanding of most Bangaloreans, the traffic draws to a standstill. There are stranded motorcyclists under every structure that breaks the thrum of the rain and cars are weaving to avoid mud-filled craters with their windshield wipers working hard and fast.

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Fortunately for us, the rains didn’t do all the damage it was capable of and we reached just in time.

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The Winner: Smriti Advani

However, a thing as little as rain isn’t enough to dampen the occasion. We had a winner; a team of people who deserved to be surprised at work with a basket of dessert. Fittingly, it was a race against time to hand over their spoils since they were set to spend the rest of their day confined to conference rooms – in meetings.

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What does it taken to lighten up a hectic work day at inarguably the king of Bengaluru startups? Donuts are a good place to start.

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Mate the donuts to cupcakes and merchandise. This is the result. Excitement at the workstation – and not just for the winners.

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The gloomy weather and stubborn traffic made it the perfect day to surprise a team of hard workers with oodles of dessert. After all, as much as we may disagree on what we should and shouldn’t eat, everyone clearly agrees that dessert is good.

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