Top 5 jugaad ideas that went viral in COVID-19 lockdown

While 2020 wasn’t the year we raised a toast to, there have been many incidents that kept the hope and passion alive.

Since the beginning of 2020, much of the world went into an unprecedented lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus. Work from home became the norm while education was brought online.

As one would have expected, the new normal came with new set of problems but we Indians came up with unique jugaads!

Across the country, throughout the year, we have been receiving new and unique solutions to the problems of new normal. Take a look at five examples of jugaad or life saving hack that went insanely viral in 2020:

#1 Refrigerator tray for online class

Online teaching came as one of the most challenging tasks for Indian teachers who are not from the generation of technology. But since they are teachers, they are brilliant! One teacher used two containers and a refrigerator tray to make a tripod at home! Check out!

#2 Hanger tripod

Yet another jugaad or a creative idea from the mind of a teacher! A Pune based chemistry teacher won many hearts on the internet as the photo of hanger tripod went viral on digital space.
Just a hanger and two pieces of rope, and the teacher made a super amazing makeshift tripod to conduct her online classes!

#3 Automatic pani puri machine

In the times when no-contact deliveries and social distancing are becoming the regular norms, an automatic pani puri machine will surely win hearts! And it did! The aptly named ‘Touch Me Not Pani Puri’ shop in Raipur developed this brilliant idea of automatic pani puri machine. This machine uses sensors to dispense spicy and flavoured waters for customers. We Indians would do anything to eat our favourite street food!

#4 Milk pipe and funnel

As the year 2020 is defined by the social distancing and zero contact deliveries, the efforts of a milkman went insanely viral as he came up with an absolutely mind blowing jugaad. The man used a pipe and a funnel to deliver milk to his customers and there was zero physical contact during the process. Well, isn’t that we really need?

#5 Iron to disinfect cheque

While many of the work sectors allowed their employees to work from home, there were many people who didn’t get any work from home. Bankers are one of those people. In his effort to disinfect cheques, an employee from Bank Of Baroda found a creative way!
The man used an iron to disinfect cheques. The video became an instant hit as it caught the eyes of businessman Anand Mahindra. As soon as Anand Mahindra saw the video, he tweeted out the video to his 8 million followers.