Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Ban all E.M. Forster puns immediately

I finally got around to reading Suketu Mehta's column on outsourcing. See the discussion following Abhi's post at Sepia Mutiny a couple of days ago for some good comments on the column; all I have to say right now is, can someone please tell the editors of American media outfits to think of titles for India-related stories that do not entail A Passage to India?

There are other works of literature whose titles might make eye-catching 'ledes.' For instance, this column might have been better titled:

Midnight's Outsourcing [literally midnight, because of the time zone difference...]
The Silicon in the Crown
Outsourcing an Elephant
Train to Bangalore



Sunil Laxman said...

My experiments with outsourcing

Silicon and friends

The Great Indian Travel

4:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

Outsourcers Like Us
The Outsourcers of Kumaon
The Outsourcer of Small Things
My Frozen Outsourcers
Outsourced Wipe Open

4:59 PM  
Ms. World said...

I like `Midnight`s Outsourcing` or `Train to Bangalore`.

11:01 PM  
Ed said...

How about A Sourceable Boy?

And Arundhati Roy's The Cost of Living works without a punning name change.

11:48 PM  
Amardeep said...

Thanks, guys. My favorite so far is "My Experiments with Outsourcing," which would have made Gandhi furious. I also like "The Outsourcer of Small Things," which I imagine as an article about a company that outsources little jobs, like the resizing of digital photos to 'email' sizes.

I'm considering compiling a long list, and sending it over to the Times for their consideration.

7:53 AM  
Salman's Shirt said...

How about:

"Managers are from San Jose, cybercoolies are from Bangalore"

"A Fine Outsourcer"

"The Armies of Engineers"

"Monsoon Outsourcing"

"The Outsourcer and Friends"

Salman's Shirt

2:10 PM  
Veena said...

- The Discovery of Outsourcing
- Letters from an outsourcer to his daughter
- Glimpses of world outsourcing

2:43 PM  
Anonymous said...

The Outsourcer of Bangalore

12:28 PM  
Anonymous said...

An Area of Outsourcedness

11:42 PM  

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