Non Resident Indians Online Since 1997

Chat with us 080-41101026

Meet Ajay...

1. Why did you leave India?
To find whether it is true that other lands are better than India

2.Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Hmmmm... not made my mind till now. If I plan to return: I would live in Hyderabad / Bangalore / Delhi.

3.What do you like most about being abroad?

4.What do like least about being abroad?

5.Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
hmmmmm.. Yes

6.What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
Don't mind just respect other's feelings.

7.What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
It sounds nice, first become the Dictator of India and wipe out all the unorderliness... But you see, that's what I call a perfect Utopia... Hmmmmm anyway, I don't think my life time is enough for the task.

8.What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
1) Rich and diverse cultures

9.What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
1) Politicians
2) Red tapism
3) Poverty

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?
Sachin Tendulkar - Keeping people happy at least a couple of times in a year irrespective of their problems. Kudos to Sachin's splendid skills.

12.Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
No comments. I generally don't follow cricket.

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

14.What is your favourite pastime?
Reading, poetry, & music.

15.What is your happiest memory?
Flight to the new world.

16.What's your most memorable journey?
Journey of my life.

17.What is your ultimate food dish?
Palak Paneer and naan.

18. What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
1) Gladiator
2) Casino

19. What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
1) Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking)
2) Cain and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
3) Jonathan Livingston Seagull : A story by Richard Bach

20. A message from you to other NRIs
Do not forget your culture and be an Indian at heart, wherever you are!!

Meet Ajaya K Chilumula.He currently resides in New York, USA.
Published - December 2001

Participate in 20-Questions
The views of this column are the author's own, and do not necessarily represent the views of NRI Online.
We appreciate your feedback
Name is required
Email is required
Contact is required
Thank you for contacting us

Meet other NRIs...

Know more  

Tourism information and packages for your holiday

Know more  

More Indian Cultural Links

Indian parenting

Indian parenting resources

Know more  

Indian baby names

Popular Indian baby names

Know more  


Find the list of Languages

Know more  

Facts about India

Information about India

Know more  

Statistics of India

Statistical information of India

Know more  


Tourism information and packages for your holiday

Know more  

Famous Paintings

Find out the history of Indian painting

Know more  


Find the list of National Symbols of India

Know more  

USA Immigration

In this channel you will find immigration information in the USA

Know more  

India travel insurance

Overseas travel insurance offered by Indian companies

Know more  

US travel insurance

International travel insurance offered by American companies

Know more  

Return to India

It has resourceful information for people who are planning to return to India

Know more  

Fables and tales

Indian fables, Jataka tales, Hitopadesha, Panchatantra

Know more  

Indian diaspora

Indians around the globe !

Know more  

Health tools!

Tools for healthy living!

Know more  

Welcome to America

Offers resourceful information for people new to America

Know more  
shopping banner

Do you need health insurance?

Health Insurance

New addition to your family?
Find Affordable

Know more  

Do you need travel insurance?

travel insurance

Is your family visiting you?
Find Affordable

Know more  

Do you need domestic travel insurance?

domestic travel insurance

Get free quotes and buy Indian Domestic travel insurance plans offered by Indian insurance companies.

Know more