New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: Indians are the inventors of Jugaad and the pandemic has forced them to bring out their creativity during these desperate times. The testing era of imposed lockdowns and mandatory social distancing norms have proved to be extraordinarily effective for Indians to resort to these ‘Jugaads’ in their daily routine. We, Indians find a way to fix every bug, from making social distancing possible to create new methods to keep locusts away, our very own ‘Hacks’ and ‘DIYs’ are the only saviours. The Indian word-Jugaad which has also made its way to the Oxford Dictionary means to "the use of skill and imagination to find an easy solution to a problem or to fix or make something using cheap and basic items".

We can very easily spot the use of creative mind and effective skills to turn the impossible into possible with this jugaad created by a milkman to ensure social distancing norms while distributing milk to the customers. Captioning the picture, “Necessity is the mother of Invention,” IAS officer shared the picture of this milkman, who used the pipe and funnel to deliver milk to his customers to keep a distance.

 

A chemistry teacher hurled appreciations over social media as her creative way to teach through virtual classes went viral. The picture has won many hearts in which the teacher, Moumita B, used a clothes hanger and a plastic chair to film lessons while she is writing on the board for her students. Her ‘Desi hack’ earned much praise as schools and colleges remain shut for almost three months now due to the outbreak.

 

Anupam Kher’s post on the collection of Jugaad also throws light on many such quirky and innovative ways created by Indians across to adapt the use of ‘Jugaad’ in their lives. Last year, in a post, the veteran actor had shared a brilliant series of photographs with each one of them having a unique way of Jugaad. "We are the ultimate masters of jugaad," he wrote in an instagram post.

With over a huge number of other examples like these, there is no denying in believing that when it comes to Jugaad, Indians do the best.

Posted By: Simran Babbar