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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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