Gig workers left out to bake as India gripped by unprecedented heat waves

Gig workers left out to bake as India gripped by unprecedented heat waves

Photo by Ravi Sharma on Unsplash

Indian delivery driver Tejvinder wraps a white cloth around his face and mops up beads of sweat from under his baseball cap before setting off into the scorching Delhi sun.

The 23-year-old doesn’t have much protection against the record-breaking heat — and he doesn’t have the luxury of cooling off either. He is on the clock and a customer is waiting for their groceries to arrive in 10 minutes or less, or they may switch to a rival delivery app.

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