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COVID-19 puts Mumbai’s ‘dabbawalas’ back in the box after 130-year reign

  • Instantly recognisable in their white uniforms paired with the traditional Gandhi caps, the dabbawalas were the envy of delivery giants such as FedEx and Amazon
  • The process would see teams of 40 to 60 men collect the “dabbas” from the registered homes by 9 a.m. before carting them off in cycles and handcarts to the nearest railway station
By Pamela Raghunath ·