Friday, April 11, 2014

Jugaad

I first came across jugaad in my daughter's textbook when she was in the sixth standard.I learnt that it is a vehicle used in rural areas  in India,to transport people.It is cheap & needs no registration with the Road transport authorities.This vehicle can move over roads full of potholes ( Nothing great as most of the Indian roads are just potholes )  as it has very low speed  ( 60 km/h).



Jugaad also means an alternative & cheap solution to a problem. We know, how all of us are forever looking at ways to save costs.Jugaad is a result of all that or rather when we try to work out some cost saving method be it an invention or a discovery of a new way to go about something which has expensive solutions,it means we have done jugaad.

A man from Bihar invented this bicycle which can be used on water as well ! He was unable to meet his wife on time.This was because he had to cross a water body & boats were overcrowded.He is Mohammad Saidullah.He is, in fact, a serial inventor.

When students use cardboard boxes,cotton ,wires,etc for school projects ....they are doing  jugaad .Doctors are doing  jugaad when they are using everyday things like paper clips to keep cost down.One person. in Gujarat has designed a refrigerator which is  cheap & keeps things cool without electricity.Of course,all those who do jugaad do so with patience.There is a result of  hard work over long periods.No instantaneous results !

There is a facebook page " PROJECTS JUGAAD " showcasing all such jugaads & more !

Now ,I better stop here, as I have to do jugaad for the upcoming letters of the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2014.


This is the tenth post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2014.

Sharing blog posts of two fellow bloggers : 

Janaki Nagaraj

Jaibala Rao




11 comments:

Nabanita said...

Oh yes...Infact some of the most wonderful innovative ideas have come across by way of jugaad!

Latest A2Z Challenge Post-Random Thoughts Naba

Nabanita said...

Oh yes...Infact some of the most wonderful innovative ideas have come across by way of jugaad!

Latest A2Z Challenge Post-Random Thoughts Naba

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you,Nabanita !Yes,you are absolutely right !

Afshan Shaik said...

whole life is full of jugaad . so true
we Indians excel in Jugaad :)

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you,Afshan!You put it so rightly .

JANU said...

Thanks for the feature. And I seriously did not know that there is a vehicle by the name Jugaad. Jugaad karke ek post likh liya...;)

Vasudha Rao said...

Hahahaa,Janaki ...yeh post bhi ek jugaad hi hai !

Prathima Rao said...

I enjoyed reading this one. I came across this word for the first time a couple of weeks back and checked for its meaning with a friend. And like what it means. :)

Pooja Abhay said...

My DIYs are all a result of the jugaads I do. :)

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh how neat! I'd never heard of that before. I'm liking it :)

Happy A to Z-ing!
~Anna
herding cats & burning soup.

Loudthinkin said...

Jug and is a common term used by punjabi ' s but I never knew it was a cycle too! Thank you for the info:)

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