Jugaad – Innovation at first place that makes you laugh!

People ask, what exactly is jugaad? Global management experts attribute India’s rapid economic growth to jugaad. In a survey by the Legatum Institute, 81% of Indian businessmen said jugaad was the key reason for their success.  

Every Indian knows the meaning of Jugaad, It’s something related to Hack, and Indians are really good at Jugaad Technology. According to Wikipedia “Jugaad is a colloquial Hindi word that can mean an innovative fix or a simple work-around, sometimes pejoratively used for solutions that bend rules, or a resource that can be used as such, or a person who can solve a complicated issue. It is used as much to describe enterprising street mechanics as for political fixers.

This meaning is often used to signify creativity to make existing things work or to create new things with meager resources.”   It also means a makeshift solution or a creative improvisation, jugaad is the science, art, and philosophy of what makes India tick. Have any problem which will be sorted out after experimentation & come up with a jugaad to fix it.

Jugaad comes from the necessity of having to make do with scarce resources, both money, and material, and it has shaped the way Indians deal with a variety of everyday situations.

Let’s explore some of the incredible and interesting funny jugaad techniques! Cow Dung Logs Machine


Cooling CPU with a table fan

2 10

   Incredible cooling device in a oil box

3 4

   Desi Juicer

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Skating on a damaged footwear

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2-In-1 cooking device

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Jugaad bottle cap opener


Innovative bike


Mixer powered by a drill machine


Three seater bike


Cooking using water powered paddles


Waking during flood


Jugaad Innovation


Tea kettle with five outlets 


Transporting a truck using two boats


Farming with a bike


Bike powered water pump


Local store in an auto-rickshaw


Protection from sun and rain water


Jugaad dish antenna


Innovative vehicle connection


Water shower


  Image source: Patrika / Ifun / Funnyjugaad  

Books have been written about it and some academics have gushed that “jugaad offers a powerful way to solve not only India’s major problems but also the world’s”. Apparently, it would “come to be seen as India’s unique and enduring contribution to the world”. Indians are quite optimistic and confident about the future.


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