If you think there are lots of bikes in Melbourne or London then you have to visit Mumbai where the streets team with cyclists. Of course no-one in India wears fancy lycra gear or even helmets to cycle, instead cycling is a basic mode of transportation and delivery. One of the most fascinating things in Mumbai was the hordes of tiffin-wallahs who set off by bicycle to deliver tiffin lunch boxes across the city. The phenomenon has now come to Melbourne in an adapted form through Tiffins Melbourne which delivers a curry to your door for $12.
|Kedar Pednakar, the owner of Tiffins Melbourne, operates a cycle powered curry delivery service – photo by The Saturday Age|
I wrote something for the paper about Tiffins Melbourne. Skip over to The Saturday Age to read it.