Arvind Gangaram Talekar (in the picture) is the representative of the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity Trust of Mumbai, more commonly known as the Dabbawallas of Mumbai, the association that oversees the five thousand box carriers in Mumbai, who deliver 200,000 meals a day.
In this 20 minute video, Arvind explains the complicated process of a dabawalla’s daily work step by step, with the help of images and graphics.
The picture below was taken at TEDxGateway, an annual non-profit event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about and talk about how to take innovative ideas forward in a country with such great diversities and a phenomenal potential to be the next super power in the world. Arvind Gangaram Talekar was invited as a speaker in 2010 edition.
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