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Please suggest local (or online) options for obtaining a live-in Gujarati cook-cum-maid.

asked 16 Dec '10, 13:46

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edited 20 Dec '10, 11:26

I suggest that the best way to find maids/drivers and other domestic help is to ask locally. If you have security in your building, ask the security guards. If your neighbors already have maids, ask them to refer their friends/relatives. If you know a friend who lives somewhere in the same locality as you, and has been living there for a while, ask him/her to activate their network of domestic help.

I think using online forums/mechanisms for this is a mistake.


answered 17 Dec '10, 03:04

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I guess my question is not quite clear. I was looking for a cook-cum-maid who "stays" with the family instead of just visiting for 2 hours. Also, the person should be Gujarati i.e. know what's gujarati food and be able to speak that language.

For such requirement, your suggestion (which is the first way that anybody will go about) is not helpful in Pune, since I get mostly Marathi cooks in response.

I was seeking information about whether any such agency providing gujarati cooks&maids is available in Pune.

(18 Dec '10, 08:41) Rakesh

Ok. Missed the 'Gujarati Part'. I've edited the question to include 'Gujarati' in the question title.

(19 Dec '10, 05:56) Navin Kabra ♦♦

If you really want an online solution, try


answered 17 Dec '10, 03:11

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This is one of those things where you have to spread the word far and wide and if you are lucky, someone will call looking to help. One obvious place would be your contacts, if any, in Mumbai's Gujarati neighbourhoods like VileParle, Matunga, or Ghatkopar. It's possible that families there would be having such cooks. They in turn would have friends back in villages in Gujarat, who are looking to migrate to a city, and a 'connection' can be established.

Its the offline equivalent of LinkedIn and often works.


answered 14 Feb '11, 16:21

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Try putting an ad in a local newspaper.. it has worked for some people. If you are very desperate put an ad in a gujrati newspaper in Mumbai (if there is one)


answered 26 Jun '11, 19:15

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answered 05 May '13, 19:09

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Get married , it will solve ur problem or get into live-in relationship


answered 17 Mar '11, 15:00

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