I personally feel very positive about Indians. Based on my experience with Indians, they are well-mannered and generally well educated. I also generally feel they are inquisitive in nature so they ask good questions and understand what's going on in the world.
I would also say that in generally Indian people I have interacted with have been in hi-tech related fields or medical so engineering, IT, software development, or Doctors. In other words they work in fields that have high demand here in the US. That being said it seems to me that Indian culture permeates choosing a safer field to go into if one is educated rather than take a chance and go into the arts. It's a double-edged sword of course but it's rare that I meet an Indian person who works in the Arts for example at least here in the US. Obviously that is not the case in India with Bollywood.