1. Why did you leave India?
To earn more money.
2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Yes, I would like to return to India and settle down in Pune.
3. What do you like most about being abroad?
Discipline,professionalism,lack of corruption & higher standard of life.
4. What do like least about being abroad?
Missing one's family and friends.
5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
No, not at all.
6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
No problem as long as there is true love.
7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Get rid of corrupt politicians. Ensure that people with a certain level of education is allowed to contest in elections.
8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
2. Armed Forces
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?
Atal Behari Vajpayee.
12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
No. Cricket is an obsession even in England and Australia. Has it harmed them?
13. What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
14. What is your favourite pastime?
Travel, music, movies.
15. What is your happiest memory?
When I topped my school in Std XII exams.
16. What's your most memorable journey?
Any journey home.
17. What is your ultimate food dish?
Hyderabadi Biryani with tandoori chicken and Raita.
18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
1) Saving Private Ryan
19.What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
1) Andromeda Strain-Michael Crichton
2)Coma -Robin Cook
20.A message from you to other NRIs
Don't forget your roots-However big and powerful you become.
Meet Partha.He currently lives in Massachusetts, United States, and works in the IT industry.
Published - June 2001
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