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It’s a Good Day to Bombay: My Day with the Dabbawallas!

Dressed in their white kurta pajamas and traditional Gandhi caps, Mumbai’s fabled army of dabbawallas has been satisfying the hunger of the city’s commuters daily since 1890.  A minor miracle of logistics, this carefully choreographed tiffin service is celebrated around the world and has even been studied by the likes of Harvard Business School.  In […]

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Get Lucky: The Right Way to Rub a Statue

People build statues of heroes. The Greeks built statues of Hercules and Adonis.  The British built statues of Nelson and Churchill.  The Egyptians, Colossi of Memnon.  We Americans build statues of our heroes, too.  Like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Heroes usually only get statues when they’re dead.  And, when a

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Navigating Post-Pandemic Air Travel: What It’s Like to Fly Internationally Right Now

Getting out wasn’t easy.  And yet, finally, somehow, here I am in this strange new world of deserted terminals, abandoned shops and next-level social distancing.  Delta had been canceling various legs of my extended trip to Europe and the United Kingdom for months, only for me to rebook the flights just in time for them

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