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‘Our profession is at stake’: Mumbai’s ‘dabbawallas’ fear for their futures as coronavirus shuts down age-old food delivery network

For the past 30 years, come rain or shine, Rohidas Sawant has been up at the crack of dawn six days a week to cycle through the lanes of Mumbai collecting stacks of steel lunchboxes, known as tiffin carriers or dabbas, packed with steaming hot curries, dal, rice and rotis from people’s front doors. Once he has done his rounds, he parks his bike at the railway station, helps load the tiffin carriers onto a crowded suburban train, then clambers aboard himself – assisting with their synchronised…

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