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:
I think the phrase ‘Necessity is the mother of invention' was invented by Indians! Here's a new product our Farm & Construction sectors will have to consider as a replacement for an excavator: A ‘Khatiya-vator'. #whatsappwonderboxpic.twitter.com/av3qNdIAHd— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 21, 2019
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":
Amazing...It's Indian mind..Har problem ka solution h— Pallav Parashar (@PallavCa) May 21, 2019
Aren't Indians famous for their 'Jugaad' skills ????— PrachiB (@Prachi_VB) May 21, 2019
Jugad at its best????????????— @Kk (@KrishnakantN) May 21, 2019
One Twitter user even shared another innovative use for the humble khatiya:
Our farmers have invented one more than one ...... Another example . pic.twitter.com/8jofVuNSID— AJAY GHANGHAS ???????????? (@AJAYGHANGHAS16) May 21, 2019
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