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It was very interesting to read of the successful and much sought after model of logistics used by dabbawallahs, the people who ferry lunch boxes to office staff in Mumbai (Feeding a hungry Mumbai every day, February 21).
For the past 20-plus years they have been delivering two million lunch boxes across the 603km2 city. What is also amazing is they are not trained in modern communication methods, nor have they qualified from a business school. They stick to the basics of coding and the involvement of every employee in the chain is what makes the model a success.
Having lived in Mumbai for three years before moving to Dubai in 2007, I have witnessed their process in person and they have so much passion to make sure their clients get their food on time, every time. One thing that’s clear from their lives is that by sheer dedication and hard work we can achieve the best. I hope schools and colleges use such real-life examples when teaching children how to achieve their dreams.
Keep it up dabbawallahs and thank you Friday for carrying such interesting articles.
Vinodhkumar P, via email You’re right Vinodhkumar! The dabbawallahs prove that the simplest methods are sometimes the best. Karen, Editor. Suresh Menon’s column is brilliant. It’s just so out of the box, funny and simply amazing. He writes about such simple things and yet his columns always leave us smiling.
Thank you so much Friday.
Neelima Sajeev, via email The story on the couple Ann and George Price (‘We lost 70kg in a year, February 21) was amazing. One of the reasons I liked it is because they went on a diet and did not resort to any medical procedures to lose weight.
These days, many overweight people go for quick-fix therapies that may not be helpful in the long run.
I am slightly overweight and have been too lazy to exercise to lose weight. I have been postponing joining a gym or exercise group. But after reading this story, I’ve made up my mind; I am going to shed all my excess weight by the end of the year.
A Rekha S, Abu Dhabi fter reading about the couple who lost 70kg in a year I was truly motivated to do something about being overweight.
I’ve been losing the battle of the bulge for four years, mostly because I wasn’t committed to getting thin.
This feature has made me sit up and start taking action. Thanks, guys.
Mathew A, via email Good for you Rekha and Mathew – let us know how you get on. I’m glad they were your thin-spiration!
I ’m from Kathmandu in Nepal and have lived here for the past four years. The feature in the travel section (On top of the world, February 21) left me truly nostalgic.
Almost all the places the writer mentions are very familiar to me and it was nice to see pictures of them in the magazine. Great piece.
Prakash Yadav, via email
Teamwork makes the dabbawallahs such a success
George and Ann are an inspiring couple
Even Richard Branson was impressed
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