Q1) Differences you find between Indians and Americans?
Americans: Way of Living
Emphasis on the Individual
Children are taught to make choices
It is a highly competitive society
Indians: They are always concerned about family relations
Q2) What do you feel that the Indians and Americans have in common?
Both the countries are democratic. Each one has opinions of its own public matters and both countries have newspaper reading and television viewing people.
Q3) How do you feel about the British—have they helped you?
Their intention was not helping but their intention was improvement of their economy through business and raw materials. Business helped India.
Q4) What fascinates you about the British culture and what doesn’t?
British can laugh at themselves but Indians can’t and in the old days the British quality to appreciate the Under Dog fascinates me.
Q5) What do you think would have happened if the British weren’t here.
The English language, parliamentary system and the railways would not have developed so quickly and extensively. Education would be completely different.
Q6) Would another culture have colonized it? If so which one?
Probably the French or the Portuguese might have come. They did but they did not succeed.
Q7)Or would we be fighting amongst each other?
More likely fighting each other.
Q8) How did it feel on the 50th Independence Day?
Very great indeed because one billion people and their different religions and democratic form of government we have not only survived as a nation, but have progressed as well. Only one disappointment that we are not very united anymore.