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Meet Desai...

1. Why did you leave India?
I had to! with my parents (I was 10!)

2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Definitely, anywhere in India is perfectly fine!

3. What do you like most about being abroad?

4. What do like least about being abroad?

5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
Yes due to education system and lack of values.

6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
I wouldn't but no problem if others do.

7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Wipe out corruption.

8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
IT, Democracy, Indian People

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

10. Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
No! Present Indian system is better, the only problem is corruption.

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?
Helped India

13. What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
Self reliance; Democracy (and better than the Americans - case and point election 2000 bush vs gore); IT

14. What is your favourite pastime?
My first trip back to India.

15. What is your happiest memory?
Too many to list.

16. What's your most memorable journey?
My first trip back to India.

17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Anything Indian

18. What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
Daar, Baazigar, Border,

19. What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
No matter where you be an Indian, a proud Indian.

20. A message from you to other NRIs
Never forget Indian culture, values and Saare jahan se achhaa....Hindustan hamara.

Meet Desai. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada; and is a student.
Published - January 2001

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