Mr. Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India, is said to have commented that India may grow faster than 7.5 per cent GDP growth rate it recorded last year, if predictions of above-average monsoon rainfall come true. He is reported to have made this optimistic statement, speaking on the theme of ‘Steering India towards Growth’ at an event organised by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, at Washington on 14th April 2016. Here is one such quote:-
"...If the predictions of good monsoon were to come true, we are capable of ... improving upon our growth rate..."
Mr. Raghu Rajan is the Governor of Reserve Bank of India. He is reported to have commented at Washington, on 16th April 2016:-
"...I think we have still to get to a place where we feel satisfied. We have this saying -- In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. We are a little bit that way. ..."
"...We feel things are turning to the point where we could achieve what we believe is our medium-run growth potential. Because things are falling into place. Investment is starting to pick up strongly. We have a fair degree of macro-stability. Of course, not immune to every shock, but immune to a fair number of shocks. ..."
"...Inflation has come down from 11 per cent to below 5 per cent, making room for interest rates to come down. ..."
ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.
1. India may not be the one eyed king. It will be unpatriotic for me, if I say that India is a blind king. If we have to use compulsorily, a better "upama alankAram" (Figure of Speech: Simile), we can call India, "A king of frogs".
हिन्दी : मेरे ख्यल में, भारत एक आंख के राजा नहीं होगा। आगर मै भारत को संपूर्ण अंध कहूं, वह देश भक्ति हीनता या देश द्रोह मानने के अवकाश है। अगर हम एक उपमा अलंकार को प्रयोग करना अनिवार्य हो, तो हम भारत को मेंढकों के राजा ही कहना चहिए।
Telugu language: నా దృష్టిలో, భారత్ ను మనం ఏకాక్షమహారాజు అనటం సముచితం కాదేమో. ధృతరాష్ట్రుని వలె పూర్ణాంధరాజు అన్నామంటే, దేశద్రోహులమో, దేశభక్తిలోపించిన నమక్ హరాములుగా తిట్లు తింటాము. అయినా మనం, ఉపమాలంకారాన్ని వాడక తప్పదంటే, భారత్ ను కప్పల రాజు అనటం సబబు .
Question: Who is the founder of this "King of Frogs" Dynasty?
Ans: Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao seems to be the Founder of this King of Frogs Dynasty. It all started in 1991, when Mr. Manmohan Singh became the Finance Minister. Today, nobody remembers P.V. Narasimha Rao, probably even the people of Manthani. Hence, Mr. Manmohan Singh should be regarded as the Founder of the King of Frogs Dynasty.
Question: Mr. Singh's Dynasty should have become extinct when Mr. Vajpayee became Prime Minister in 1999.
Ans: It did not end, because Mr. Vajpayee's Finance Ministers Yashvant Singh and Jasvant Singh tried to prove themselves that they were greater kings of Frogs, when compared to Mr. Manmohan Singh.
In 2004, when Mr. Manmohan Singh became the Prime Minister again in UPA 1, the dynasty regained its past glory, and got new Assts. like Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and Mr. P. Chidambaram.
The story of "King of Frogs" मेंढक के राजा కప్పలరాజు will be told in the next blog post.
Subject to corrections and deletions. To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.