Shashi Kanth parks his motor scooter outside the flat he shares with his mother before leaving for his overnight job in Bangalore, India. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) The caloric value of his typical day's worth of food on a day in December was 3000 kcals. He is 23 years of age; 5 feet, 7 inches; and 123 pounds. Like many of his co-workers, Shashi, one of thousands of call center employees working in Bangalore, India, relies on quick fast food meals, candy bars, and coffee, to sustain him through the long nights spent talking to westerners about various technical and billing problems. Shashi's mother cooks traditional southern India food for him at home, which he loves, but when he's at work , KFC and Beijing Bites, fast food restaurants on the ground floor of the building he works in, are his dinner options.
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