Anand Mahindra's latest tweet shows 'jugaad' is quintessential Indian trait
Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, never fails to catch the attention on Twitter with his witty posts. Yesterday, he shared a 39-second-long video from his 'WhatsApp Wonder Box' with his millions of followers around the popular Indian 'jugaad' (hack) theme. The video showed 'Khatiya-vator', a make-shift excavator made of a cot bed (khatiya) attached to a construction vehicle. Take a look.
In his tweet, he wrote, "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'," he added. While the tweet has got over 1.5 lakh views, it has garnered over 16,000 likes and has been re-tweeted over 3,000 times.
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’. #whatsappwonderbox pic.twitter.com/av3qNdIAHd— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 21, 2019
After the video went viral on Twitter, several people started commenting about the amazing Indian trait of 'jugaad' which we all share. One of the users commented, "Only we Indians can find another use for a 'Khatiya' in the daytime like this." Meanwhile, another user took the opportunity to share a picture showing how another farmer made use of a cot bed differently.
Our farmers have invented one more than one ...... Another example . pic.twitter.com/8jofVuNSID— AJAY GHANGHAS 🇮🇳💎 (@AJAYGHANGHAS16) May 21, 2019
This is not surprising....— Viren Sharma (@SonuSha7409) May 21, 2019
my father made a cooler with an oil cane which costs only 250 rupees. And the interedting thing is that this cooler gives much cooling than a symphony cooler.
And it works with solar energy saves electricity bill.