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Domino's Saluting 'Food Soldier' for Pizza Delivery in Heavy Kolkata Rains Leaves Twitter Divided

Delivery boy of Dominos Kolkata.
(Credit: Twitter)

Delivery boy of Dominos Kolkata. (Credit: Twitter)

Domino’s Pizza shared a click of their delivery 'food soldier', Shovon Ghosh, on their official Twitter handle and appreciated him for the act while fighting all odds.

Online food delivery has been a boon for many during the lockdown imposed in many states. In such a situation, the delivery men for any eatery work their hardest in order to make sure that the customers are fed, even during trying times. Apart from the current risk of getting infected during the Covid-19 pandemic, they also battle adverse weather conditions to deliver the orders. One such picture of a delivery boy dropping off an order in the midst of bad weather has been doing the rounds of the internet.

The photo comes from Kolkata where a city-based pizza delivery boy braved heavy rains earlier this week to serve a customer.

Domino’s Pizza, a multinational pizza restaurant chain, shared a click of their delivery “food soldier", Shovon Ghosh, on their official Twitter handle and appreciated him for the act while fighting all odds. In the photograph, Shovon can be seen standing with a parcel in a street while being knee-deep in water amid a heavy downpour on May 12. The West Bengal capital has witnessed heavy rains over the past few days.

Since being shared, the post has gone viral with several likes and retweets but it also sparked a debate. In the comments section, the internet can be seen divided over the issue. While many netizens applauded the food delivery person for his dedication towards work, several others were not impressed and instead schooled Domino’s for making him work amid such weather conditions. They slammed the company, accusing it of “exploitation of labour”.

Several others also felt that customers should not expect pizza delivery amid such heavy rains.

Of late, there have been viral posts depicting how the food delivery people are exploited in such situations and then their act is given the name of bravery.

Since lockdown had been first imposed across the country last year, many ready-made meal kits have also gained popularity. People stranded at their homes can self-assemble the kits and whip up a meal.

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first published:May 15, 2021, 17:35 IST