MEDIA REPORTS INCREASE MY VOCABULARY

MEDIA REPORTS ON NEW RBI GOVERNOR INCREASE MY VOCABULARY

You will be wondering at the title of this posting! Just a moment.
I will explain what I mean. Recent reports (dated 08.08.2013) in newspapers about Raghuram Rajan, who is to take up the job of the present RBI Governor D. Subbarao in September, said that:
” He must solve a tough ‘TRILEMMA’ ”. Now what the hell is a trilemma? Well frankly confessing, I had never heard of this word before, till date. Dilemma? Yes! Trilemma? Never!

So, I did a little research and made an effort to understand what exactly trilemma meant. I also tried to find out about various expressions like: ”on the horns of a dilemma ”,”between the devil and the deep sea” etc.
Why so much effort about this word? Well I recall a famous couplet in Hindi, learnt in my school days : ”Jin khoja tin paayiaan,grhrey paani paith, main pugli borin bhayee,rahi kinaarey baith ! ” Loosely translated this means: ” Those who search for pearls, will get them only if they dive into the deep waters of the sea. I, like an insane person, just sat on the shores of the sea. ( hoping that the pearls will reach me through the action of the waves of the sea, without me making any efforts )

Friends, what follows next, are three pearls of wisdom, titled: DILEMMA,TRILEMMA,TYPES OF DILEMMAS and fourth, a story titled “THE BANKER’S DILEMMA”. Keep watching.

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1 Response to MEDIA REPORTS INCREASE MY VOCABULARY

  1. J S BROCA says:

    DEAR READERS,

    Let me elaborate for those who are interested in knowing what the new Governor will need to concentrate on or exactly what his TRILEMMA will be.Well,for one he will have to balance GROWTH (moving millions from low productivity agriculture to rural industry or services) Next task will be fighting INFLATION and finally but most importantly FOCUSSING ON THE SLIDING RUPEE ! Tough tasks to test the mettle of the new Governor ! All the best to him.

    j s broca
    new delhi
    10th Aug 2013

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