1. Why did you leave India?
Look for more business opportunities.
2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Sure. New Delhi...my hometown.
3. What do you like most about being abroad?
A bit more systematic.
4. What do like least about being abroad?
Away from family.
5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
I wish to raise my family in India after making good money here.
6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
Well according to me marriages outside your community are less successful when compared to those within the community.
7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Educate each individual.
8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
2) Hidden money with politicians
3) Hidden gold with women
9. What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
10. Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
Whatever form of government it is, unless people know there duties there will be no change. Indians just know there rights. We Indians need a dictator on top of us.
11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
13. What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
Science and Technology.
14. What is your favourite pastime?
Surfing the net.
15. What is your happiest memory?
My farewell day from School.
16. What's your most memorable journey?
17. What is your ultimate food dish?
18. What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
3) Hum Aapke hain kaun
19. What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
I have just read a couple of novels by Sydney Sheldon. I do not remember the names.
20. A message from you to other NRIs
We should invest in India with the thought of helping our country instead of investing money for the sake of high interest rates.
Meet Tarun Gupta.He currently resides in Texas and works in the service sector.
Published - November 2001
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