Meet Jinu...


1. Why did you leave India?
To get a chance in life.

2. Do you plan to return to India to settle down?
Yes.

3. What do you like most about being abroad?
Choices.

4. What do like least about being abroad?
You dont belong here.

5. Would you be concerned about raising your family outside India?
They will never belong here.

6. What are your thoughts about marrying outside your immediate community, someone who speaks a different language or practices a different religion?
None.

7. What would be the first thing you would do if you became the Prime Minister of India?
Improve education standards.

8. What do you think are India's greatest strengths?(max 3)
Unity despite many differences.

9. What do you think are the biggest problems facing India? (max 3)
1. Education
2. Employment
3. No encouragement

10. Do you think that a presidential form of government would better serve the needs of India's democracy?
No.

11. For whom do you have the highest regard amongst living Indians?
Abdul Kalam because he came back to serve his country and he did a great job. India is no longer looked upon as a joke by foreign powers.

12. Do you think that the national obsession with Cricket has helped or has it hurt India as a sporting nation?
Dont know.

13. What do you think are India's greatest achievements since Independence? (max 3)?
To stay together.

14. What is your favourite pastime?
Thinking about time I spent in India.

15. What is your happiest memory?
Living in India.

16. What's your most memorable journey?
From Delhi to Cannanore on a train watching the beauty of India.

17. What is your ultimate food dish?
There are too many.

18.What are your favourite movies? (max 3)
1. Sixth sense
2. A bridge too far
3. Dr Zhivago

19.What are your favourite books (please list authors as well)? (max 3)
1. Snow falling in Cedars
2. Huckelberry Finn

20.A message from you to other NRIs
Even if you cant go back... try.

Meet Jinu.currently studying in San Jose.
Published - July 2001


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