People of Indian origin in public life


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Loser   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 16-05-06 19:00:19

Only "Rich" "Famous" people are in this list. How about the senior Desi couple i saw on Toronto airport cleaning toilets. they are also "Peopel of Indian origin in public life". Everyday millions of international travellers see them at work . They too should be mentioned as they are doing a honest days work.


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Nikhil   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 16-05-06 19:03:22

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Originally posted by meghal

Dr Sheila Basrur - Is she of Indian origin?




Yes Dr.Sheila Basrur is of Indian origin.

Two University of Guelph professors have been named members of the Order of Canada, considered the country’s highest honour of lifetime achievement.
Biomedical scientist Parvathi (Pari) Basrur and English professor and writer Thomas King are among 79 Canadians appointed to the Order of Canada today by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.

Born in Kerala, India, Basrur received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in genetics from the University of Mysore. She moved to Toronto in 1955 and earned a PhD from the University of Toronto. She married Vasanth Basrur in 1956. Their daughter, Sheela, is Ontario’s chief medical officer of health.

Link http://www.uoguelph.ca/mediarel/archives/005816.html

Can we include the gorgeous Lisa Ray :) also in the list because her dad is from India?

Nikhil



meghal   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 16-05-06 19:34:00

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Originally posted by Nikhil

Quote:
Originally posted by meghal



Can we include the gorgeous Lisa Ray :) also in the list because her dad is from India?

Nikhil



Duh!!

Did Lisa Ray had to struggle to get Canadian experience, work odd jobs, deliver pizza, stand in bus lines etc etc?

And she got fame in India, not in public life in Canada

Meghal



meghal   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 16-05-06 19:36:44

Quote:
Originally posted by chandresh



And in case you do not know him, he was one of the first few moderators of this site.

Chandresh



Sorry for the remark, and thanks for letting me know the facts.

But sure, kudos to GG and all his buddies, who made this site happen, that serves as a beacon to prospective immigrants (and a cathartic release for people like me:p)

Meghal



jake3d   
Member since: Sep 03
Posts: 2962
Location: Montreal

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 16-05-06 20:49:50

Quote:
Originally posted by meghal

For Chandresh - why does Jake3D makes it to the list? Helping public by finding ways to drive away racoons out of his porch? :p

Meghal



you kidding me? They are from the bear family. You'll be thankfull you have the gunslinger(and my thread for reference) on your side when they come for ya.

Chandresh...tnx for the backup. You give me more credit than necessary. You can be my press secretary when I become president.:D

Here's some more for you Meghal(so we do not digress :))

http://germantranslator.blogs.com/translation/2005/05/indocanadian_su.html


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Nightmare   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 16-05-06 23:56:19

Quote:
Originally posted by meghal

Can we have a list of people of Indian origin, who have managed to reach at higher posts in Government/Politics or have a presence in media?


Meghal



I do not kow what purpose such a list will serve.

Some one should ask these guys who made it to the top whether they are proud of their Indian origin or not.

I have one guy working with me who is from Goa. He was born in Goa before it was liberated and brought up in India. He left India at age 26. However, probably he is ashamed of his indian origin and hence whenever some one ask him "Where are you from?" He promptly replies "Portugal" He is brown/dark and that makes other to wonder about his nationality. He claims that he has Portugese passport which may not be truth as I am aware that he recently became Canadian Citizen and was having Indian passport. I do not know whether India permitted dual citizenship to people of Goa.

The crux of the matter is that whether the guys in list acknowledge their Indian origin and more important are proud of it or not.



DesiTiger   
Member since: Aug 03
Posts: 1205
Location: Mississauga

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 17-05-06 09:16:22

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Originally posted by jake3d

Quote:
Originally posted by meghal

Chandresh...tnx for the backup. You give me more credit than necessary. You can be my press secretary when I become president.:D



President??? Didn't you mean PM? :h

or maybe Quebec is now wanting to join the US instead :p

BTW, what's the latest word on the Racoon? Is he still in the neighbourhood??

Cheers

DT


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