The Global Indian Pulse is based on interviews with over 4,150 global Indians in nine different markets, making this one of the largest studies focusing on the global Indian diaspora.
The report documents the lives and experiences of global Indians in their new countries, and explores how these 30 million+ individuals feel about their heritage, their connection to India, and how the pandemic has impacted them. It also looks into investment habits, feelings on sustainability and plans for the future.
Key findings from Non-resident Indians (NRIs) we spoke to
69% visited India at least once every two years before the pandemic. 73% believe the pandemic has made them feel closer to friends and family in India.
69% of first generation NRIs say they miss family more than anything else. For third generation NRIs however, it's food: 42% say that's what they miss most.
1/3 want to return to India and use their skills to bring about change.
More key findings
76% say environmental or social initiatives are a key part of investment decisions. Skills development, recycling, solar/wind power generation and electric cars are their top choices.
9/10 of NRIs who have no plans to move to India still stay connected through cultural festivities and food.
39% say they plan to live in India in the future, but want to retire in their current country of residence.
Stories from global Indians
We spoke to Indians around the world to hear about the strength and importance of their connections to India.
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