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Apr 29, 2008 at 08:29pm IST

Get your personal assistant online

Bangalore: Having a personal assistant is no longer just for the rich and famous. Thanks to the Internet, it can cost as little as $30 a month.

Christopher Carfi is a busy guy. He runs his own software business in California. Between work and family, there just aren't enough hours in the day. So Carfi went in search of a personal assistant and found Girish Jadhav.

They have never met. Carfi is in Redwood City on America's west coast. Jadhav is 13,532 kilometers away in Mumbai, India.

Tasks Everyday is just one of several Indian companies offering personal services - mainly to US customers.

“It's an interesting job because you are helping someone personally,” says Personal Assistant, Tasks Everyday, Girish Jadhav.

Companies like Get Friday are taking offshore outsourcing to the next level, Get Friday has about 12,000 customers so far out of which 95 per cent of them are from the US.

“We've organized birthday parties for two years olds, catered dinners at home and organized family get-togethers,” says Manager, Get Friday, Venkatesh Thattia.

It's a service that appears to be catching on. However, the companies say they won't break the law for anyone and may refuse requests they are uncomfortable with.

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