|NEW DELHI, INDIA, February 5, 2003: Apart from nostalgia and money to
augment foreign exchange reserves, what is a major involvement with India and
her nonresident Indians (NRIs)? ( NRI are people of Indian origin and Indian
citizens who are resident outside India all over the world totaling 20 million)
The NRIs search for brides and bridegrooms assisted by parents in India and
overseas is a top priority. There is an "A list" in India for prospective
spouses in descending order of choice:
- with NRIs topping the list,
- multinational executives,
- IAS and other Indian central government service officers,
- academics near the bottom.
For most parents and their daughters in India, the
well-off overseas boy of Indian origin tops the preferences.
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