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  • dabbawalas are Indian lunch carriers that make, on average, only one mistake in every 6,000,000 deliveries, even though they do all their work manually?

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Question 1: ________ episode on Monday, 27 September 2004 (summer expedition report)
Gethin JonesBlue PeterKonnie HuqZöe Salmon

Question 2: The grouped boxes are put in the coaches of ________, with markings to identify the destination of the box (usually there is a designated car for the boxes).
Passenger car (rail)TrainRail transportTrain station

Question 3: Many British people who came to the ________ did not like the local food, so a service was set up to bring lunch to these people in their workplace straight from their home.
MunicipalityCityColonyDependent territory

Question 4: ________ reported in 2007 that the 125-year-old dabbawala industry continues to grow at a rate of 5–10% per year.
The Boston GlobeThe New York TimesThe New York Times CompanyInternational Herald Tribune

Question 5: The meal is ________ in the morning and sent in lunch boxes carried by dabbawalas, who have a complex association and hierarchy across the city.
MeatFoodCookingStew

Question 6: The markings include the ________ to unload the boxes and the building address where the box has to be delivered.
TramCommuter railHigh-speed railTrain station

Question 7: The word "Dabbawala" in ________ when literally translated, means "one who carries a box".
UrduSanskritGujarati languageMarathi language

Question 8: The ________ has produced a documentary on dabbawalas, and Prince Charles, during his visit to India, visited them (he had to fit in with their schedule, since their timing was too precise to permit any flexibility).
TG4Norwegian Broadcasting CorporationRaidió Teilifís ÉireannBBC

Question 9: Owing to the tremendous publicity, some of the dabbawalas were invited to give guest lectures in top ________ of India, which is very unusual.
Business schoolBachelor's degreeFundação Getúlio VargasINSEAD

Question 10: The service is uninterrupted even on the days of severe weather such as Mumbai's characteristic ________.
MonsoonRainAsiaSouth Asia







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