Dabbawalas to promote hand-washing practice among Mumbaikars

The famed dabbawalas of Mumbai will begin a seven day-drive to deliver soaps and handwash to around 100,000 people from next week, in a bid to promote hygienic practices among the residents.

Aug 22, 2015, 15:36 PM IST

Dabbawalas to promote habit of washing hands before eating

With the threat of leptospirosis and other diseases looming over the city, Mumbai's famous dabbawalas will deliver soaps and handwash to around 100,000 people next week.

Aug 07, 2015, 19:44 PM IST

Mumbai's Dabbawalas offer prayers for Nepal earthquake victims

Mumbai's Dabbawalas, who ferry cooked meals from homes to customers in offices, on Monday offered prayers for the Nepal earthquake victims.

Apr 27, 2015, 18:05 PM IST

Mumbai Dabbawalas on week-long annual leave

Thousands of office-goers in Mumbai will have to patronise the restaurants or lug their tiffin boxes themselves in the first week of April, as Mumbai's famed dabbawalas would be taking their annual leave.

Mar 31, 2015, 19:11 PM IST
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor treats Dabbawalas to lunch

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor treats Dabbawalas to lunch

 Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who treated the famous Dabbawalas -- known for delivering tiffins to over 200,000 customers across Mumbai everyday -- to a special lunch, says their work begins where his work as a kitchen king ends.

Jan 27, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

Dabbawalas do their bit to deliver clean Mumbai

Mumbai's iconic dabbawalas, known world over for their efficiency in delivering tiffins, on Friday took to streets and cleaned areas in suburbs, a day after being appointed a brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Dec 26, 2014, 21:49 PM IST

Dabbawalas pledge to work for PM Modi's clean India mission

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to nominate them to join the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, the 'dabbawalas' of Mumbai said they will leave no stone unturned to make Modi's dream of clean India come true.

Dec 25, 2014, 17:05 PM IST

`Dabbawalas` hike delivery charges to meet rising inflation

The iconic Mumbai `dabbawalas` or lunch box carriers, have hiked the costs of their delivery by Rs 100 a month to cope up with the rising cost of essential commodities.

Jul 02, 2014, 14:46 PM IST

Sachin to get `dabbawala` salute at farewell Test

When he retires after his 200th Test match in Mumbai next month, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will get a salute from a familiar but an unexpected and equally legendary tribe - the Mumbai "dabbawalas" who make daily lunch-box deliveries.

Oct 17, 2013, 13:18 PM IST

Dabbawalas to celebrate Gokulashthami

Mumbai`s famous dabbawalas are set to don a new role, as Govindas, to celebrate this year`s Gokulashthami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, a leader of a trust formed by the meal suppliers said here Sunday.

Aug 18, 2013, 16:03 PM IST

Changing food habits hit growth of dabbawalas

Craze for fast food and
growing trend among the youngsters to eat out have led to near
stagnation in the customer base of famed Mumbai dabbawalas,
who deliver lunch boxes to over two lakh Mumbaikars every day.

Oct 19, 2011, 10:28 AM IST

Mumbai ‘dabbawallahs’ on strike to support Anna

Striking work for the first time in their 120-year-old history, Mumbai`s famed dabbawalas Friday stepped forth to support Anna Hazare in his fight for a stronger Lokpal bill.

Aug 18, 2011, 16:09 PM IST

Mumbai dabbawalas, Vidarbha farmers back Ramdev

Nearly 5,000 dabbawalas of Mumbai and thousands of farmers and farm widows of Vidarbha Friday extended their support to yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s proposed fast against corruption and black money from Saturday.

Jun 03, 2011, 15:51 PM IST

Dabbawalas to represent Maharashtra on Jan 26 parade

Known best for their proficiency in delivering lunch-boxes, Mumbai Dabbawalas would again do Mahrashtra proud when they would represent the state in the Republic Day parade in Delhi.

Jan 03, 2010, 10:33 AM IST