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 Indians are finest 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.
The video has collected hundreds of comments and more than 16,000 ‘likes’ since being shared online.
People loved the “khatiya-vator”.
In the comment section people have showcased their own “Khatiya” Inventions!