Monday, January 23, 2006

New Employment Opportunties in India

And not just answering the helpline for Earthlink, either.


From last November's New Oxford Review (yes, still not caught up with the periodicals):

Rent-a-Guest

An Indian firm is doing swift business with a new concept. The Best Guest Centre in Rajasthan rents out wedding guests to families who fear they will fall short of real family members and friends. The guests dance at the reception and try to impress without letting anyone know they're hired hands. Proprietor M.I. Syed briefs his staff about the bride, the groom, and their families before the wedding in hopes of preventing a faux pas. He told The Statesman (Aug. 17): "The breaking up of joint families and lack of affection among relatives also creates a demand for paid guests."