Meet Sameer Wadhwa...


1. Why did you leave India?
Better job prospects.

2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Delhi

3. What do you like most about being abroad?
Career advancement, work culture.

4. What do like least about being abroad?
Staying away from home.

5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
Yes. Social fabric; weak family bonds.

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

7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Increase tax base; start social security programme.

8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
Brain power and democracy base.

9.What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
Poverty and corruption.

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

11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
It has helped.

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

14. What is your favourite pastime?
Playing mouth organ.

15. What is your happiest memory?
My marriage.

16. What's your most memorable journey?
From Delhi to Gwalior, on a truck ride.

17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Channa bhatura.

18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
Hindustani

19.What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
Customers.com by Patricia, Business@speed of thought by Bill Gates.

20.A message from you to other NRIs
Should stay in touch with each other, make an effort to keep our culture and values alive in this foreign land.

Meet Sameer Wadhwa. He currently lives in Battle Creek, Michigan (USA) and works in the IT industry.
Published - April 2000


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