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Celebrating the spirit of Mumbai

Celebrating the spirit of Mumbai
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SodaBottleOpenerWala brings out comic book on Mumbai's dabbawalas…

For the second time in six years, Mumbai's much-adored and globally famed dabbawalas, or tiffin-box carriers, have been immortalised in a special comic book simply titled 'Dabbawala', brought out by restaurant chain SodaBottleOpenerWala.

The comic book is penned and illustrated by artist Abhijeet Kini.

The brainchild behind the comic book, Anaida confessed that she has been a fan of Mumbai's dabbawalas for over a decade and wanted to do something worthy for them.

The President of the Mumbai Dabbawalas Association, Ullas S Muke, said he was pleased that people were recognising the work and contribution of his fraternity.

"This will encourage us to keep working in a systematic manner in the future," said Muke, who heads the 5000-strong army of dabbawalas ferrying around 200,000 tiffin boxes to hungry officegoers daily.

The newly launched 'Dabbawala' portrays the tribe of tiffin carriers as veritable superheros of Mumbai as explained by a father to his young son and ends with the kid taking a selfie with his favourite dabbawala.

The proceeds from the book sales will go to various dabbawala community initiatives, said a spokesperson for SodaBottleOpenerWala.

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