1. Why did you leave India?
2.Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
3.What do you like most about being abroad?
Exploring the world, and the opportunity to make more money (legally) than in India.
4.What do like least about being abroad?
Away from family.
5.Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
No, as a matter of fact I would be more concerned of raising my kids in India. In India..over population, struggle for existence, survival of fittest, and thus very little room for truth and ethics.
6.What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
7.What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Wow! That's a loaded question. First thing probably would be to start more infrastructure building projects.
8.What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
1. Human Resource
2. Large middle class
9.What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
3. Poor leadership
10.Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
No. I do not think there is a flaw in the present form of government. It's in the execution.
11.For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
12.Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
Can't say one way or the other.
13.What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
1. Nuclear Programme
2. Space Program
3. IT sector.
14.What is your favourite pastime?
Music, movies, dinning, travel.
15.What is your happiest memory?
Birth of my daughter.
16.What's your most memorable journey?
Nasik - Sangli in July 1987. First time away from home for higher studies (BE).
17.What is your ultimate food dish?
18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
1. A Beautiful Mind
2. Good Will Hunting
4. My Fair Lady
19.What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
Not much of a reading person
20.A message from you to other NRIs
Be open to other cultures, make friends from all countries, and it will greatly enhance your personality.
Meet Anil Kale. He currently lives in Santa Clara, California, USA.
Published - March, 2003
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