charankanya on October 23rd, 2008

The previous posts dealt with how to interview your prospective maid. This one deals with how much to pay her and how to negotiate the salary. Also, feel free to share your opinions and experiences on how you went about hiring your domestic staff.

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charankanya on October 22nd, 2008

After you have asked all your questions and got some basic understanding about your prospective maid, you now need to share with her what your requirements are.  I am listing below what I normally tell them…you should add to or omit some of them as per your requirements. Job description – typically what I expect […]

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charankanya on October 22nd, 2008

How to hire maids/domestic help in India. What questions to ask and how to negotiate salary.

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charankanya on October 22nd, 2008

When you have just arrived in India, hiring a maid is not necessarily your top-most priority.  But sooner or later you will need to hire a maid(s).  For most, this hiring process has some angst.  I have given below some questions to ask at the “interview”.  Many of them may not be relevant to the […]

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charankanya on October 7th, 2008

Sunday October 19: ‘Celebrations‘ – A Diwali Program (A Poona Music Society Event) An Indian dance event performed by Revanta Sarabhai, grandson of Mrinalini Sarabhai, son of Mallika Sarabhai. Time: 7:00 pm Location: Ishanya, Amphitheatre, Opp. Poona Golf Course, Airport Road. Tickets: Members of Poona Music Society: Rs. 200, Public: Rs. 250 Available from October 9th at: Oceanic […]

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charankanya on September 30th, 2008

For a long time I have been meaning to write on the differences between ICSE and CBSE.  The problem however was that while I was familiar with ICSE, I didn’t know too much about CBSE.  Then I came across this very well written article by Chitra Aiyer. If you are seeking admissions for your child […]

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charankanya on September 15th, 2008

While browsing I came across this very well written article by Mahipal on Ten things one must be ready for while living in India. It’s a must read for those of you who are thinking of moving back to India. Mahipal is planning to return to India in 2010 with his family, and some of the insights he has, has hit the nail on the head. He writes that:

Quality of life is not just decided by the inside of your house or office…it is a sum of every thing that you face and come in contact with on a day to day basis.

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charankanya on September 11th, 2008

Most, if not all, want to send their children to the “best” school possible.  If you are new in a place it is very difficult to find out what is the “best” school.  Also, with all the different education boards the choices are many.  Here I list two schools that I consider to be the […]

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anand on August 20th, 2008

I am an art-collector wannabe. I have been casually looking for original art that I could procure and display, primarily at my home and some at my office. Of course, Indian artists make the most sense due to the price, the themes and the possibility of potentially meeting the artists too. Visiting various art gallaries […]

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