Try asking an NRI where he or she is working, the answer you usually get is “I’m working in New York City” or “I’m working in Burkina Faso”. Upon a lot of persuasion, you get to hear something like “I work for a hardware firm” or “I am a commodities trader”.
It is only on very rare occasions that anyone will tell you the name of the firm he/she is working for. Is it that the firm is so obscure that the NRI believes it’s a level down for him/her to mention the name of the firm? Or worse, does he/she think that I’m too stupid and won’t know the name of the firm? Or is it that most people actually don’t want to know/don’t care about the name of this person’s firm, and I am counted among those typical people??
Reminds me of a MTech from IITM who went to the placement interviews and was asked “what is your area of work?” and promptly replied “Andhra Pradesh”!!