Meet Ashish Aras...


1. Why did you leave India?
To pursue further studies.

2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Not sure. If so, probably Bangalore.

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

4. What do like least about being abroad?
Missing family and friends.

5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
Not really.

6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
I probably wouldn't do that, though it isn't strictly a no.

7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Remove the "reserved category" system and make sure that the minimum education level for contesting an election would be that you must be a graduate.

8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
1. Intelligence
2. Unity in diversity
3. Defence program (particularly nuclear)

9. What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
1. Corruption
2. Illiteracy
3. Too many old people occupying the highest posts in politics.

10. Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
Wouldn't make a difference.

11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
T N Seshan & G R Khairnar

12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
It has probably hurt the development of other sports like may be hockey, tennis, football, etc.

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

14. What is your favourite pastime?
Cricket.

15. What is your happiest memory?
Standing on the merit list in the 10th class board examinations.

16. What's your most memorable journey?
Bombay to Goa with my closest friends.

17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Tandoori Chicken.

18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
1. Chupke Chupke
2. Gol Maal
3. The Party

19.What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
1. Mostly books related to cricket.
2. Adventures of Tintin

20.A message from you to other NRIs
Wherever you maybe in the world, your heart should always be in India!!!

Meet Ashish Aras. He lives in USA.
Published - June, 2002


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
feedback

Meet other NRIs...

Know more

Tourism information and packages for your holiday

Know more  

More Indian Cultural Links

Famous Paintings
Famous Paintings

Find out the history of Indian painting
Know more

Symbols
Symbols

Find the list of National Symbols of India
Know more

Languages
Languages

Find the list of Languages

Know more

Facts about India
Facts about India

Information about India

Know more

Statistics of India
Statistics of India

Statistical information of India

Know more

Tourism
Tourism

Tourism information and packages for your holiday
Know more

Indian parenting
Indian parenting

Indian parenting resources

Know more

Welcome to America
Welcome to America

Offers resourceful information for people new to America
Know more

Immigration
USA Immigration

In this channel you will find immigration information in the USA
Know more

Travel insurance
Indian travel insurance

Overseas travel insurance offered by Indian companies

Know more

US travel insurance
US travel insurance

International travel insurance offered by American companies

Know more

Indian baby names
Indian baby names

Popular Indian baby names


Know more

indian fables and tales
Indian fables and tales

Indian fables, Jataka tales, Hitopadesha, Panchatantra

Know more

Indian diaspora
Indian diaspora

Indians around the globe !


Know more

Indian diaspora
Health tools!

Tools for healthy living!


Know more

Return to India
Return to India

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

shopping banner
news NRIOL 25years Celebration

NRIOL.COM, the premier online community since 1997 for the Indian immigrant community provides a range of resourceful services for immigrants and visitors in America.

Contact our customer service team

Estd. 1997 © Copyright NRI Online Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved worldwide.