Not every time money Works, sometimes all we need is a little ‘JUGAAD’
We Indians not only do the best jugaads possible but also
take pride in it. And why shouldn’t we? Jugaad may apply to a creative and a
quick work-around, a method that would break the laws, or a tool that could be
used in such a way. It often signifies creativity like to make existing things
work, or to create new ideas & things with inadequate resources. It’s all
about being a little different from the rest of the world, following the
unconventional ways of doing things.
Even at a time when our country is dealing with such a crisis, our creative methods of coping with the pandemic are at an all-time high. Here are a few of them:
1. While keeping social distance, a Jodhpur based the milk supplier used a funnel, pipe and stick to supply the milk to its customers.
#WATCH Rajasthan: Sanjay Goyal, a milk vendor in Jodhpur is using a funnel and pipe tied to a stick to supply milk to the customers while maintaining social distance amid #COVID19 outbreak. pic.twitter.com/C6AKDa1Dt4— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2020
2. In Kerala, an auto-rickshaw driver installed and mounted soap and a water dispenser on his three-wheeler so that people could wash their hands and then ride on his auto.
3. This Chemistry teacher made a portable ‘tripod’ to teach her students digitally through her phone. She attached her phone to a clothes hanger, suspended it between a plastic chair and a ceiling, which allowed her students to see the board during the lesson.
I don’t know where or who. But this picture made my day. A teacher setting up their online class with available resources. ❤️ There is so much passion in this picture makes me overwhelmed. #COVID19India pic.twitter.com/88C7PBdSEW— Pishu Mon (@PishuMon) June 9, 2020
4. In the middle of the fields in Uttar Pradesh, these people set-up a DJ booth to fend off the locust invasion with loud music.
डीजे सिर्फ़ नाच गाने के लिये ही नहीं बल्कि टिड्डी दल भगाने में भी कारगर होता है ।— RAHUL SRIVASTAV (@upcoprahul) May 27, 2020
दिन सबके बदलते हैं !
आप मुँह से आवाज़ निकाल सकते हैं या थाली भी पीट सकते हैं ।#DiscJockey #Locustswarm #locustswarms #Locusts #Locustsattack #LocustInvasion #LocustSwarmsAttack pic.twitter.com/zUcpYiJTGb
5. Indian Robotic Engineer Karthik Velayutham amid the coronavirus pandemic, designed a robot to run errands for him to maintain social distancing. The robot is capable of carrying up to 30 kilograms of shopping.
Is that a robot waiting in line?— Press TV (@PressTV) May 27, 2020
Indian engineer Karthik Velayutham has designed a robot to run errands to help maintain social distancing during the #coronavirus pandemic. The robot can carry up to 30 kilograms of shopping.#India pic.twitter.com/nUaQmcI87N
6. An ‘Infection Free Tap’, developed by an innovator in Leh district, allows people to wash their hands without touching anything, just by pressing at the bottom by foot, which releases soap & water.
An innovative #Ladakh Youth Tamchos Gurmet designs a zero hand touch wash basin and donates to SNM hospital.#COVID19 #CoronaOutbreak #IndiaFightsCorona #Report: Yangchan Dolma pic.twitter.com/MzFYlWlkrM— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) March 23, 2020
7. A man from Agartala designed a ‘social distancing’ bike with seats 1-metre apart to drop his daughter to school in the midst of the coronavirus.
An Indian mechanic Partha Saha from Agartala, designs a ‘Social Distancing’ motor cycle to drop his daughter at school. Necessity is the mother of invention. #Inspired via AFP news. pic.twitter.com/nmxe7RsyRp— Sudha Ramen IFS 🇮🇳 (@SudhaRamenIFS) May 7, 2020
8. To avoid physical contact with the passengers, this taxi driver in Coimbatore customized the interior of his taxi by fixing transparent plastic sheets in between the taxi.
#COVID19outbreak: A private #taxi owner in #Coimbatore customised his vehicle’s interior by fixing transparent mica sheets, which will help customers avoid physical contact with both driver and fellow passenger. @xpresstn pic.twitter.com/YaK52Vy7SS— S Mannar Mannan (@mannar_mannan) May 17, 2020
Have you done any of your work with Jugaad in your life?