Thursday, January 05, 2006


Meaning: An utterly lazy politician, bureaucrat or person in a position of power.
Usage: India will clock Hindu rates of growth as long as we have letharjis calling the shots.
Pronunciation: Lay-thar-jee.
Root: Lethargy + Ji (the hindi suffix that is often attached to names with some authority).
Inspiration: The word letharji was coined first by my batchmate Virendra Baradwaj as a PJ.