Meet Sachin Mulay

1. Why did you leave India?
For higher education (Masters' degree).

2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Yes. Nasik.

3. What do you like most about being abroad?
Technology, Infrastructure.

4. What do like least about being abroad?
No family and few friends.

5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
Yes, I would like to raise my family in India only.

6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
Language, religion, community do not matter, what matters is the culture. No compromise on Indian culture.

7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Immediate encounters for all terrorists behind bars and strict laws for the sources feeding terrorism.

8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
1.Growth rate.
2.Culture (700million under age 35).
3.Indians have thoughtful emotions.

9. What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
1.All politicians.
2.Bollywood (excess importance given, no value addition to younger generation, moreover hindering their mental growth).
3.Lack of awareness within the society about real strengths of being an Indian.

10. Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?

11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
Parents and my teachers.

12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
No comments on Cricket, Bollywood, Politics.

13. What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
1.Space & Engineering.

14. What is your favorite pastime?
Listening to Indian songs on western audio systems. It is the best combination.

15. What is your happiest memory?

16. What's your most memorable journey?
Paris - Mumbai - Paris.

17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Pani Puri.

18. What are your favorite movies? (max 3)

19. What are your favorite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)

20. A message from you to other NRIs
Congratulations to you all and feel proud to be born in India!

Meet Sachin Mulay. He currently lives in Mannheim, BW.
Published - August 15, 2006

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