I have been working on my Sakshaat column since last three-four days but found something really interesting to share today in Bihar so this short and a quick post.
Today when i took a rickshaw to office i found it cooler than other days, a happy me peeped outside but a burning heat welcomed me. I looked at the rickshaw that i was sitting in and yo ..........found a desi innovation .This rickshaw wallah had put up a bamboo superstructure from the rear end of rickshaw going upwards over his head and ending in the front handle. To this bamboo structure was tied a cotton bed sheet like a tent, before i sat in this man sprinkled a water on bamboo structure and yes by capillary action the cotton sheet absorbed it and gave a cooling effect. That is not all ,he even has a polythene sheet rolled up in corners which can open up and stretched if it rains .
Now this is what i call a real JUGAAD. Who said innovations occur only in labs.
Here is the pic of Jitendra Yadav , 34 ,Patna ,Bihar
P.S- He was too shy to pose and one reason for this unclear pic is it was horribly hot outside when i stepped down from Jitendra's AC compartment.