Dr. Rashmee Sharma...


1. Why did you leave India?
Better opportunities for personal and professional growth, both for self and children.

2.Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Maybe later years. But surely want to make a difference there.

3.What do you like most about being abroad?
Honesty. Day to day lifestyle.

4.What do like least about being abroad?
Lack of time for family.

5.Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
No.

6.What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
I believe in the universal language of human being. I have met wonderful couples of different cultures.

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

8.What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
1. Culture
2. Values
3. Thinking from the heart

9.What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
1. Population
2. Illiteracy
3. Corruption

10.Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
Yes.

11.For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
Sunil Dutt.

12.Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
No. It's natural and part of our history.

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

14.What is your favourite pastime?
Reading, Working out, Walks....

15.What is your happiest memory?
The day I met that special person!!!!

16.What's your most memorable journey?
Vancouver BC through Bellingham.

17.What is your ultimate food dish?
Dal, subzi and Tandori Roti.

18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
1. Bridges of Madison county
2. Shadowland
3. Upclose and Personal

19.What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
1. The Feast of the Roses by Indu Sundaresan
2. Fountainhead by Ayan Rand
3. Poems of Emily Dickinson

20.A message from you to other NRIs
Know yourself and don't be afraid to be different.

Meet Dr. Rashmee Sharma. She currently lives in Washington state, USA.
Published - November, 2003


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