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The second leg of Tata Jagritiyatra…

January 18, 2009 Leave a comment

The second leg of the tata jagritiyatra was also in Mumbai (India) and was held in an auditorium. We were altogether 360 participants from diverse backgrounds and from different parts of the world. The session started with the traditional song of the Yatra (journey) called Yaroon Chalo (lets move guys) in which we danced. It was followed by a few speeches by the organizers and then came the international speaker of Dabbawala system, Mr.Manish Tripathi.

I’ve never heard anyone talked like Mr. Tripathi and the fire and intensity with which he narrated everything about the Dabbawala system and how their network operates was beyond explanation. Dabbawala is an ordianry person on the streets of Mumbai whose prime objective is to deliver food of the office goers to their offices from their homes. The people employed in the system are not much educated and some even don’t know how to read or write. It has been said that their work doesn’t demand much qualifications or in Mr. triapthi’s words Suitably educated. He said that the Dabbawala system is such that an overqualified person can do no good to the system instead is a burden on it.

The Dabbawala is into existence since the days of the British. Many British people came to the colony and were little reluctant to the local food and so a network was established where a person was entrusted to carry their lunch boxes from their home to their offices and back to their home. The system became popular and here it is now employing around 5000 people who are paid around Rs 4000 monthly. Around 200000 lunch boxes are moved everyday by these Dabbawalas with an acute accuracy. There are codes written on the dabbas (lunch boxes) pointing to the destinations as most of the Dabbawalas are illiterate so they cannot read any text . According to a recent survey, there is only one mistake in every 6,000,000 deliveries, statistically equivalent to a Six Sigma (99.9999) rating.

There are no vehicles involved in the whole system and the entire service is provided barefoot. One could say their operations are little low tech. Only recently they have started taking bookings through SMS in order to keep up with the times. The dedications of all the workers is mind boggling and this is undoubtedly the best managing system in the  world. Nowhere in the world would such passion towards their work could be seen. These Dabbawalas are so dedicated that even during the monsoons they never fails to deliver the lunch boxes to the respective clients. Such is their passion towards their work.

When Mr. Manish Tripathi ended his speech the whole auditorium was filled with the noise of clapping. He had shown us the right way to manage people around us and why every business doesn’t need an MBA.

You can learn more about Dabbawalas in the link given below:

http://www.mydabbawala.com

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Tata Jagritiyatra

November 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Hello aspiring entrepreneurs, here is a chance to meet some of the eminent personalities who have done great in the field of entrepreneurship. There is a YATRA  called Tata jagritiyatra organized by the Tata group for awakening entrepreneurship in the minds of the youth. This yatra is of 18 days spanning the whole of India by train. The journey will commence from Mumbai on 24th december 2008. This is going to be a great journey for all who aspire to be entrepreneurs. The total participants expected are around 450 which includes international participants also. 

So without wasting a second register yourself and become part of the legendary Yatra. 

http://www.jagritiyatra.com/

I don’t want Tatas to leave: Mamta

September 28, 2008 Leave a comment

What’s there in mamta banerjee’s mind? Sometimes she says that she want Tata’s to move out of  West Bengal and now the scene is totally different.

To know more about it follow the link given below:

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080066756&ch=633582325814522500

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