Anand Mahindra's Tweet Proves That Nobody Can Beat Indians At 'Jugaad'

"I think the phrase 'Necessity is the mother of invention' was invented by Indians!" quipped Mr Mahindra while sharing the video.

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Anand Mahindra's Tweet Proves That Nobody Can Beat Indians At 'Jugaad'

A video of a "khatiya-vator" was shared by Anand Mahindra on Twitter.


The Hindi word 'jugaad' can be roughly translated as a "hack" or an innovative work-around. Often used to signify creativity in making the best out of meagre resources available, jugaad is celebrated as an example of the Indian spirit of resourcefulness and enterprise. And now a tweet by Anand Mahindra proves, yet again, that nobody can beat Indians at jugaad.

On Tuesday, Mr Mahindra reached into his now-famous 'WhatsApp Wonder Box' to share an incredible video with his 6 million Twitter followers. The short video shows how one person made a makeshift excavator - using a khatiya or a cot bed! In the clip, a construction vehicle with the khatiya attached to it is used to pick up a load of earth, much like an excavator would.

"I think the phrase 'Necessity is the mother of invention' was invented by Indians!" quipped Mr Mahindra while sharing the video. "Here's a new product our Farm & Construction sectors will have to consider as a replacement for an excavator:  A 'Khatiya-vator'."

Take a look at the video below:

The video has collected hundreds of comments and more than 15,000 'likes' since being shared online. Here's how people reacted to the "khatiya-vator":

One Twitter user even shared another innovative use for the humble khatiya:

What do you think of this excavator jugaad? Let us know using the comments section.

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