1. Why did you leave India?
To have a bright career and better opportunities in Information Technology.
2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
I will definitelyreturn to India. Chennai.
3. What do you like most about being abroad?
Life without any problem for basic needs and facilities, and of course - Money.
4. What do like least about being abroad?
Missing our land and people.
5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
Though it is not wrong to marry outside the community, if the partner is also of our culture language and religion, it will be easy to live harmoniously.
7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Immediate plan to capture evil forces both in groups or in individuals.
8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
IT Man power
Respect for Humanvalues.
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?
Yes. A Presidential form of government is a must like the one which is successful in US.
11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
P. C. Alexander, Former Governer of Tamil Nadu.
12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
13. What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
14. What is your favourite pastime?
15. What is your happiest memory?
The day I got in to my first job.
16. What's your most memorable journey?
First Overseas travel.
17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Any South Indian Dish
18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
19.What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
20.A message from you to other NRIs
Wherever you get a chance, talk highly about India, and its achievements.
Meet Ramprakash A. He is originally from Tamil Nadu but currently lives in Tokyo, Japan. Ramprakash has a post graduate degree and works in the IT industry.
Published - December 2000
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