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February 9, 2007 8:07 PM   Subscribe

Children for Hire.
posted by hadjiboy (5 comments total)
kamat looks to be a great resource hadjiboy. Only had a quick skim and bookmarked for later.
posted by Abiezer at 9:50 PM on February 9, 2007

Apparently up to 1 million children go missing in India every year, although official figures are something like 45,000 "only".

That kind of thing was surely a contributing factor to the recently uncovered Noida serial killings.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:51 PM on February 9, 2007

So domestic work, sex work and begging are the three major lines of work... do you get to, like, pick how much of each you're up for?
posted by chudder at 11:06 PM on February 9, 2007

do you get to, like, pick how much of each you're up for?

No, that would be too much freedom, ya know.

Ubu, I was thinking of composing an FPP on the Noida Killings, but the whole thing seemed too gruesome for me to get around to.
Thanks for mentioning it here.
posted by hadjiboy at 11:27 PM on February 9, 2007

Instead of sending their kids to Boot Camp, wealthy American families could hire a couple of pleasant, polite Indian kids, to put to shame the obnoxious spoiled brats that they've raised?

Then, if that doesn't work, perhaps they could arrange a trade-in?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:54 AM on February 10, 2007

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