1. Why did you leave India?
2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Maybe, later in life.
3. What do you like most about being abroad?
The quality of life as compared to back in India
4. What do like least about being abroad?
Being out of place and one of the locals.
5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
No. Infact it would be great.
6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
I have no problem with that.
7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Do good for the country, by educating the masses. I would not collect corporate Tax and as them to build houses and schools and hospitals in the interiors of the country. with that money instead and also better the IT and other infrastructure in our country.
8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
The huge potential workforce. The natural abundance of natural resources, even crude.
9. What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
Lack of education. Corruption in Poitics. Lack of proper infrastructure.
10. Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
No a military rule would serve better.
11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu.
12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
It has become an industry very much like NFL and NBA in USA, which is good.
13. What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
Decontrol of the Licence raj and also the opening up of our economy.
14. What is your favourite pastime?
The Internet and Sports.
15. What is your happiest memory?
As a kid I visited the US and I thought my parents brought me to heaven.
16. What's your most memorable journey?
My trip to USA as a student.
17. What is your ultimate food dish?
18. What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
The Matrix. Star Wars Triology and The Natural.
19. What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
The Sam Walton Way. Not a penny more not a penny less.
20. A message from you to other NRIs
Lets join together to make a better future for our fellow Indians.
Meet Pranav Sanghavi.He currently lives in Philadelphia, USA and works in the Finance industry.
Published - February 2001
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