Welcome to the forum desihopeful.
Early Retirement is not a very popular idea among Indians (Like Insurance is mostly used for tax benefits). Its NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) who still appreciate the idea. In fact I was reading a reputed newspaper and in an article on Retirement a bigshot from Pension Industry (ULIP) said 40 is good age to start saving for retirement and I'm like Oh my God.
Do start your thread would love to see another Desi who is willing to think and talk about Early Retirement, most of the people just ignore me (In India) when I mention word retirement (forget about Early part ;-)