Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jugaad and rocket-species and CommonWealth Games

Yesterday, while discussing the mess made by the organizing committee and all parties involved in the preparations of the commonwealth games, a friend said something interesting.

He started by expressing that despite all that is being said, the CommonWealth Games will be a big success. According to him, we have two things in our favor. Firstly we, Indians, have mastered the art of Jugaad and second, more interestingly, he said, we belong to the rocket-species.

Jugaad I have heard before it is compromise solution to resolve the immediate issues at hand. It most certainly is not a permanent long-term answer to a problem, but then CWG 2010 will be over by 14 October, won't it.

Rocket Species! That was new one me.

He went on to explain...

Have you noticed how the rocket moves? It sits dead in one place - there is no movement or reaction from it until the last moment. But, the moment you ignite its bottom see it take-off and cover distances of several hundred kilometers in the matter of minutes.

He said confidently "just watch that is what will happen at Delhi in the next 3 weeks. Let the fire be ignited, it should happen in the next couple of days, and see how everything smooths out."

Well lets hope you are right friend.

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