The newer diaspora which still has parents, grandparents, siblings and other relatives in India, is looking to engage differently. Many from this diaspora have made significant economic gains and are in a position to contribute by way of investments and transfer of knowledge and skills to India. They are looking for a transparent India free of bottlenecks and red tape and are quite willing to give back plentifully to their mother country. That is why it becomes highly important that at events such as the PravasiBharatiya Divas there is an exchange of ideas and knowledge among stakeholders in India and the Indian diaspora which leads to clarity on what can benefit the nation in its march forward and what is the ground reality the pravasis can expect.
In this issue we have articles on how Indians are making philanthropic contributions in the land of their domicile. To learn more on this please access indicated website links where greater details can be found. An article on impressions of an NRI—in this case a renowned California-based cardiologist who carried out India’s first angioplasty procedure in January 1990 at Chandigarh’s PGIMER—is indicative of a new, progressive India. Also diplomatic engagement remains ever so vital, and we’ve an interview with Finland’s ambassador to India, and much more.
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Happy New Year.