Bombay Lunch

NPR's Michael Sullivan reports that in Bombay's busiest and most modern city, a colonial-era tradition somehow survives, even thrives, amid the fast-food franchises springing up on crowded streets. Every working day, at lunchtime, delivery men known as tiffin wallas arrive in downtown Bombay with homemade meals for hungry office workers. The job doesn't pay much; the hours are long, the working conditions tough, but for village men living south of the city, it's often the only work available.



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