Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One Night at the Call Centre, by Chetan Bhagat

Funny, sad, and interesting book set in a Delhi call center on Thanksgiving. As increasingly anxious, desperate, and rude Americans call the appliance support line, 6 workers open up to each other. Shyam and Vroom realize their boss is taking advantage of them, beautiful Esha thinks about whether she can really make it as a model, Radhika sees her traditional marriage and in-laws in a new light, and Priyanka, Shyam's ex-girlfriend, shocks everyone by telling them that she's accepted the offer of an arranged marriage to a Microsoft programmer living in Seattle.
Interesting book, with a surprising veer into magical realism. I'm very glad I read it.

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