Two New Yorkers spend six months 18 months!?! in Bangalore and other places in India.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Miss Us?

Hey kids, sorry we've been so gone. Even though we're back in New York now, we will keep posting from time to time about India matters, especially the way the country looks from over here.

Last night we watched a Wide Angle documentary called 1-800-INDIA. It was about the outsourcing boom, looking at the ways that call centre jobs have changed not only the employees but also their families and society as a whole. It did a good job of interviewing the Indians, but it was perhaps a little rah-rah -- I could have done with a grouchy critic or two, if only because I like to disagree at least a little with my documentaries.

I haven't seen it yet, but Morgan Spurlock (of Super-Size Me fame) has an episode of his reality show 30 Days in which an American switches places with an Indian -- outsources himself. I have my suspicions how it all turns out, but I'll shut up until I actually manage to see it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! John, I sadly lost your email in a computer switchover... please drop me a line! - Fodorite Jen