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India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

by AFP
In this photograph taken on July 11, 2014, founder of India's door to door pickup and delivery service 'Get My Peon' Bharat Ahirwar (L) speaks to the company's marketing manager Devlina Pathye at their office in Mumbai. Hired help still plays a huge role in hierarchical Indian society, with those who can afford it employing maids, cooks, drivers and nannies, as well as "peons" at work -- still an acceptable term in India for office boys and runners. Photo - AFP
"Get My Peon", one of the new Indian companies offering to do your chores and errands in a country traditionally reliant on full-time servants.

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