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Meet Yatish Joshi...

1. Why did you leave India?
Just to see the outer world.

2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Yes, in Bombay.

3. What do you like most about being abroad?

4. What do like least about being abroad?
Lack of culture

5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
NO, NOT at all.

6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
Not at all.

7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Spread education.

8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
We the citizens.

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?

11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
Bal Thakeray, A.B Vaypayee, A.P J Abdul Kalam.

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)?
Nuclear and space programs.

14. What is your favourite pastime?

15. What is your happiest memory?
Every day is better than the other.

16. What's your most memorable journey?
Calcutta and Paris, France.

17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Dal chaval.

18. What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
Bandit Queen / Raja Hindustani / Qayamat se qayamat tak

19. What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
Destination and Destiny (unpublished myself )

20. A message from you to other NRIs
Realise some self respect for yourself and your mother country. Maintain the glorious traditions of India wherever you are living.

Yatish Joshi. He currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and works in the IT industry.
Published - March 2000

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