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My Summer At An Indian Call Center

Photo: Cubicles in a call center in India
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Every day thousands of Indians leave their small towns and look for big cities to work in business outsourcing.  Andrew Marantz spent a summer at call center in India and wrote about it for Mother Jones magazine. He details the reaction he got when he showed up, the accent that is encouraged - a neutral one, he says - and the classes offered to work at there.

Also in this show: When illustrator James Gulliver Hancock moved to New York City in 2009, he started to get familiar with the city by illustrating its buildings. He has compiled his sketches in his new book.

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