Shashi Kanth, a call center worker, with his day’s worth of food in his office at the AOL call center in Bangalore, India. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) He is 23 years of age; 5 feet, 7 inches; and 123 pounds. Like many of the thousands of call center workers in India, he relies on fast-food meals, candy bars, and coffee to sustain him through the long nights spent talking to Westerners about various technical questions and billing problems. He took a temporary detour into the call center world to pay medical and school bills but finds himself still there after two years, not knowing when or if he will return to his professional studies. MODEL RELEASED.