[QUOTE=-SamiR-]UMDU ji ... I'm really loving the questions and answers!
Here's some stuff I'm curious about:
Have you watched the Bourne movies? If so, how were they compared to the novels?
No, I have not so cannot compare.
Do you watch movies? If so, what is your favorite genre (if you choose romance, please mention your second favorite genre
Yes I do watch movies. Apart from romance,movies which highlighten social evils, advocate woman's rights or have a lot of drama in them interest me. Even movies which compel me to think like recently I watched a Hindi movie 'Oh my God' which I really liked.
What is the primary thing Indian democracy should learn from U.S. democracy? (by democracy, I mean the entire democratic setup; the politics of it all)
I would say their biparty system, their sense of accountability, their sincere attempt to govern, the idea of presidential debates ( in the Indian context PM) are a few things I would like to see India emulate.
What is the primary thing U.S. democracy should learn from Indian democracy?
Nothing as far as democracy is concerned but definitely the gun control laws and right to abortion are things they can learn from India.
Nationalization or privatization (via foreign investment), when it comes to Indian resources?
Privatization with checks and balances in place.
Is there enough awareness of global warming in the Philippines?
Have you visited India after coming to the Philippines? If so, when was the last time, and what was the biggest change you noticed?
I go there every year. I went there in August this year.
What subject is your educational background in? (i.e. political sciences, english literature, life sciences, etc.) Political dynamics and international relations.( History and Political Science)
What do you have more knowledge/interest in: neuroscience or quantum physics?
No, I am not a science student.
As you are a romantic (educated guess), what is love? Does it exist (i.e. as a feeling on its own, or is it a cocktail of feelings)? How can you prove it?
Love is what makes life worth living.It gives you a kind of positivity and a sense of well being. Love is accepting someone the way they are and believing in them and caring for them. I cannot prove it as one has to experience it oneself. Atleast in my case I found the love of my life in my husband.
As a teacher, how would you deal with a rude and disruptive student? (I guess what I'm trying to ask is, Is corporal punishment allowed in the Philippines and have you ever used it?
I do not believe in physical violence and have a firm belief in counselling as a tool to make disruptive students understand. I have never ever lifted a finger against either my daughters or my students. Corporal punishment is banned in schools and colleges here but is not strictly enforced. Domestic violence is very common here.
Edited by UMDU - 12 November 2012 at 9:14pm