may 30th, 2007
but of course, whatever would we have done if the brits hadn't come calling?
lived a lot better, that's what, without those blighters stealing $10 trillion from us.
and the nytimes is a little late to the party re mumbai's dabbawallas. they have been eulogized to death: they were 'discovered' by scientific american or somebody 10 years ago, and they are even supposed to be doing six sigma. if i am not mistaken, there have been harvard business review articles about them too. talk of 'tube-light' in the indian idiom! [of course, tube lights were also introduced by kind white imperialists.]
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I am an ardent reader of your blog. I came across this article in
NYtimes and thought of writing to you.
Excerpts from the article:
"The word comes from tiffin dabba, a colonial reference to a box
containing a light meal, and walla, the man who carries. "
"The British introduced the service 125 years ago after the city was
flooded by workers from different regions."
So, we owe it all to the nice British guys. What could we do without them?