Meet Vijay...


1. Why did you leave India?
Was deputed on an assignment temporarily, now been made permanent.

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

3. What do you like most about being abroad?
Systematic.

4. What do like least about being abroad?
Food.

5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
Yes. It is better to be raised in India rather than raising them outside and then face a shock when they come to India.

6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
No Problems.

7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Better the roads and some how make them realize the value of Life.

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

9. What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
Corruption...a word which seems to be wasted in the ethos of democracy.

10. Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
No..Military yes..

11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
Mr Manmohan Singh. Love him or hate him...the guy opened India.

12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
Yes it has hurt us a lot. No one even bothers about hockey...which should cricket as our prime sport.

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

14. What is your favourite pastime?
Coding.

15. What is your happiest memory?
Seeing a person actually throw the garbage into the garbage bin.

16. What's your most memorable journey?
To Ladakh.

17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Fish curry and rice.

18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
1) Lagaan
2) Mother India
3) Aakhri Raasta

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

20.A message from you to other NRIs
Anyone in and around NSW gimme a buzz at vijaynairis@hotmail.com. Lets all meet some place and enjoy the day G'day mate.

Meet Vijay Nair.He currently residing in Sydney, Australia.
Published - March 2002


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