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Meet Gowri Vital...

1. Why did you leave India?
To get some vitamin M (money)

2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Yes, after stocking enough vitamin M, in Visakhapatnam

3. What do you like most about being abroad?
Expanding my horizons

4. What do like least about being abroad?
Missing my mother's cooking

5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
Human resources and culture

6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
No problems.

7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Make everybody aware of their rights

8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
Lack of proper leadership, misplaced priorities

9. What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
Human resources and culture

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?
Baba Amte, Anna Hazare

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)?
Becoming a Republic, Green revolution, IT revolution

14. What is your favourite pastime?
Watching movies

15. What is your happiest memory?
Meeting my dog after being away from home for two months

16. What's your most memorable journey?
Journey to Tirupati

17. What is your ultimate food dish?

18. What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
Rudraveena (Telugu), Anand (Hindi), It's a Wonderful Life (English)

19. What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
I'm not a bookworm

20. A message from you to other NRIs
Keep the Indian flag flying high

Meet Gowri Vital. He currently lives in London (UK) and works in the IT industry.
Published - January 2001

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