Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Jugaad"

I lay awake at 6 am in morning and was wondering what to do and then this hit me, Why not pay some respect to the most common word used everywhere and everyday in India "Jugaad".

So i decided to talk to few people and ask them what is the thing that comes to their mind when asked
"What is Jugaad?".

Asked almost 120 people on what is the first thing that comes to their mind about Jugaad, and following are some of the answers i got. I was Amazed.

• Setting
• Arrangement
• “Kaam Chalau”
• Next to Perfect
• Getting things done not in straight way
• Trap
• “Totta”
• Business
• Innovation
• Convenience
• Management
• Managing things out of the way
• Break-fix
• Patch
• “Maal”
• Quick solution
• Temporary solution
• “Jhol”
• Sales
• “Bechna”
• Bullshit
• Compromise in quality
• Makeshift solution
• Workaround
• Art of living in India
• Indian railways
• “Pataka!!”
• Politicians
• Frugally
• Small trick that will make a "BIG Difference"
• Adjustments
• Manipulation
• Way to make things happen in India

Of all this responses the most instant was when i asked one of my friends "what is Jugaad" and he replies within a second with a Name of my classmate and i was rolling on the floor and laughing. :D :P
 
To summarize Jugaad is a quickfix or workaround or temporary solution to almost any problem. It is the way of making things happen in India
 
I believe we should have "Jugaad Day" just like valentine's day, friendship day etc. But the challenge is to select a specific day as we celebrate this day 365 days a year. Instead i suggest we should wish each other "Happy Jugaadu day" instead of Good Morning everyday :P :D. Guess it will help not only during morning but address all the problems throughout the day. For e.g. problem at office/college "Kuch Jugaad laga na, khatam karte hai". Problem with bike or car..you tell your mechanic "Kuch Jugaad ker ke abhi ke liye chalu ker de".

And above all "Happy Jugaadu day" gives you assurance that whatevar happens throughout the day , whatever problem crops up, there will always be "Jugaad" for it.

Dedicated to all the Jugaadus across India. I guess the system will break down if the word is removed from Indian Dictionairy.

Thanks to all the people who provided me inputs to write this blog.

Jugaadus feel free to add valuable comments to the Post!!! :)

Jugaads,
VD

24 comments:

Bhuvan said...

Jugaad ke naam pe accha jugaad kiya hai post ka ;) LOL... Nice one.. dude... I am imagining how it will be on Jugaad Day.

Manish said...

In a Way "Jugaad" is the best expression where u can say everything that u want in just one word.... Whether you need to end a conversation or a problem just do some Jugaad and things will surely be sorted out... way to go.....

Arjav_Acharya said...

I like the word setting.....probably the most common word...."Are yaar uska kuch setting karna"

Chakrum said...

well jugaad is coming up as a famous business strategy from India, however we need to make sure we don't go overboard applying this strategy... No matter what jugaad we do, all jugaad is a result of either laziness or lack of time/resources and hence is good only if applied for a temporary resolution of problem... I know many a jugaads which have failed big time... take for example the great BP oil spill... the lobbyists did some jugaad and got them a drilling contract w/o liabilities and now not a single jugaad they do is working to stop the spill...

For more on jugaad please visit http://thereifixedit.com/ :D

Utkarsh Verma said...

Jiyo mere jugaadu :)

Harsh said...

jorrrr VD.....JUGGAAADDD...simply awesome...:)

Harsh said...

jorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Harsh said...

joorrrr....VD.....juggaaaddd......simply awesome...

harsh said...

comment karava mate pan shabdo no juggad nathi thato.....

harsh pandya said...

comment karava mate pan shabdo no juggad nathi thato.....

Kanishka said...

its a good idea to celebrate a day with the word v use most. gud idea vd

laddu said...

also we can have special schemes and prizes for the most jugaadu..;);)

Shreya said...

Pretty creative!! Lets actually think of a date...M in for it :)

Prashaant said...

a novel idea!

S A U R A B H said...

nice one VD.

You have choosen the topic the most used among us...

we all do Jugads on daily bases but in different formats..lolz....

Abhishek said...

We should celebrate a day buddy, We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails thats what Jugaad is called. ;)

Aditya Aima said...

JUggad is life..

Kunal Shah said...

"jugaad" is a word that generally we gujaratis dont speak..
we user setting word in place of this but yes if u go in a hindi speaking state then u will definitely find this word spoken by almost each and every one..
so this is the world of doing "jugaad" ad carry on !!!

plagiaristic said...

See u wake up very (very, very) early in the morning, so make the JUGAAD n wrote this post, n m getting bored in office, so I am reading JUGAAD... insearch of learning some more JUGAADS... :D

well written... :)

Nirav said...

Nicely done and quite innovative thought bhai...

Nirav said...

Nicely done and innovative thought..bhai...

ansh said...

Nice post doode, definitely everything in India starts with jugaad and leads to innovation:
http://www.flipkart.com/jugaad-systematic-innovation-rishikesha-krishnan-book-5555555555

Sakshi said...

Gud word to start a morning

Eeshwari said...

Saras!! :-)

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