Recent studies have revealed that Indian BPO workers are the target of racial insults and slurs. Most workers face racial abuse that results in untold stress. Callers view them as 'job thieves', especially in the post-recession era, when Western clients are the cagiest.
These customers often try to worm out the identity of Indian workers at call centres, and if they are found to be Indian, they are accused of stealing their jobs, and everything that is being outsourced.
A seven year-old girl danced her way to death after imitating a dance with fire from a popular Kannada television serial, 'Nandini', which deals with the supernatural, where a character is seen dancing with fire around her.
7 year-old Prarthana M. lived with her parents and younger sister aged 6, at Harihara, located nearly 300 kilometres away from Bengaluru. The parents were out when the unfortunate accident took place. Prarthana had torn out sheets of paper from a notebook and set them on fire. The saree she had draped around herself caught fire when she was dancing.