1. Why did you leave India?
For a better life and more professional exposure.
2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
3. What do you like most about being abroad?
Standard of living, money.
4. What do like least about being abroad?
Being away from family.
5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
Yes, the culture may influence a teenager in a bad manner.
6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
It sounds fine, but it may invite some difficulties due to cultural incompatibility.
7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
I will take some effective steps to control population growth.
8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
Manpower and high rate of intelligence.
9.What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
10. Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
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?
It has helped.
13. What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
Development in Science & Technology.
14. What is your favourite pastime?
15. What is your happiest memory?
16. What's your most memorable journey?
An excursion trip with friends.
17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Fish and any home food.
18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
The Ghost, Kilukkam, Godfather.
19.What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
Pillars of earth, If tomorrow comes, Airport. Irving Wallace, Ken Follett.
20.A message from you to other NRIs
Meet Sunil Thomas.He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland and works in the IT industry.
Published - November 2000
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