Once there was an ugly guy named ‘IL&FS’ who although knew he looked ugly but, was not ready to accept it publicly. He asked one of his acquaintances “How do I look? Give me a fair opinion.” To which the person replied “Well… To be straightforward, I would say you don’t look attractive.” IL&FS thought, this is not acceptable. I’ll pay and ask someone else.
So, he went to another acquaintance and said “I’ll pay you handsomely if you tell me that I look good!”
Of course, the person said “Oh! you look quite handsome!” IL&FS accepted it with pleasure and posted it on social media and everywhere else that “I look quite handsome according to…”. Just think, he bought an opinion, right? That’s what happens in case of credit rating given to companies. And, that’s what RBI calls ‘Rating Shopping’.
about 9 months ago