A tiffin delivery man loads lunchboxes onto a cart to deliver to office workers in Mumbai through a well-oiled logistical delivery operation. Photo: Reuters A tiffin delivery man loads lunchboxes onto a cart to deliver to office workers in Mumbai through a well-oiled logistical delivery operation. Photo: Reuters
A tiffin delivery man loads lunchboxes onto a cart to deliver to office workers in Mumbai through a well-oiled logistical delivery operation. Photo: Reuters
India

How India’s tiffin went from British colonial legacy to everyday lunch in a box

  • The term tiffin refers to a light meal eaten during the day, or the containers of home-cooked food packed for office workers and schoolchildren
  • The British introduced the concept of high tea, and tiffin has since become synonymous with Indian life and cuisine

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A tiffin delivery man loads lunchboxes onto a cart to deliver to office workers in Mumbai through a well-oiled logistical delivery operation. Photo: Reuters A tiffin delivery man loads lunchboxes onto a cart to deliver to office workers in Mumbai through a well-oiled logistical delivery operation. Photo: Reuters
A tiffin delivery man loads lunchboxes onto a cart to deliver to office workers in Mumbai through a well-oiled logistical delivery operation. Photo: Reuters
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