Mumbai's Dabbawallas

Anurag Kapoor I accompanied the dabbawallas right through the morning when delicious meals were being prepared in the common households. Right from packaging to labeling and delivery of the dabba to its owner, it is a great network of semi-literate people. Really, an incredible experience for me.

Literally dabbawallas means a person who fulfills obligation of transporting cooked meal dabba or tiffin container from its home to the office where it should reach before lunch time. In Mumbai only, you will find this amazing chain of dabbawallas. Transporting food to thousands of office goers and giving them the energy needed for working properly through the day, these dabbawallas operate through a well-designed network. Operating through the church gate railway station, these dabbawallas are generally illiterate to semi-literate people well versed in delivering the right tiffin container to its owner. On this tour, you will observe the life of an office goer, when his homemaker wife prepares food for him and hand overs the warm dabba with a message to the dabbawallas.

The food container or dabba then gets a coloured sticker and travels all the way through church gate where...

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