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Punjab PCS BookList

General Knowledge: Lucent GK. Very useful for quick revision of Indian History and constitution along with Geography and Economics.

History of Punjab and Sikhism : History of Sikhs by Khushwant Singh ( Both volumes). Available in Punjabi and English both.

All other sources of Sikh History are biased and written in an unacademic manner.

Polity and Constitution: Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant. For quick revision refer to Lucent GK near Prelims.

Economics: Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. Most Important topics for IAS and PCS in Economics are:

  • Monetary Policy. (CRR,SLR,Repo etc.)
  • Fiscal Policy.
  • Balance of Payments.
  • Budget
  • Agriculture Economics

Geography: Spectrum Geography or Indian Geography by Khullar.

Newspaper: Tribune for Punjab news along with all its mistakes. 🙂

Hindu for national, International and Science news.

My PCS Interview

 

Exam Name: Punjab PCS.

Interview Date: 22nd July 2016.

               The reporting time for Interview was 8:30 am in the morning. We reached at the PPSC head office by 8:15 am. At the gate we had to sign our names and I had forgotten to bring a pen with me *facepalm*. Borrowed it from a fellow candidate and stood near the gate, ready to go in but we came to know that none of the members had arrived yet so we had to wait. In the meantime I arranged a pen from outside. The members and the Chairman arrived by 9:00 am and then we were led into the building.

Document Check:

             We were taken to the hall opposite to the entrance and made to sit for document check. First we had to fill forms declaring that we did not know any of the members and then we were called for document check one by one. Photocopies were not needed and were not asked for. once all candidates had got their documents checked twice by some government officials and presumably the members were done with their tea, it was time for interview. I was the second one to be interviewed for the day.

Interview:

I had to wait outside the interview room with one chair for me and one for my documents file. When the official told me to enter, I went to the door and asked for permission to enter.

Chairman: Aajo AAjo (come in).

Me: Good Morning Sirs Good Morning Mams.

( There were many Sirs including the Chairman and Two mams, they were sitting around a U shaped Table)

SomeOne then told me to move the chair back a little bit, Twice.

As I was moving the chair The chairman’s voice rang in my ears.

Chairman: Pagg bahut sohni banni  aa Gursharan.(Nice turban Gursharan)

Me: (pleasantly surprised) Thank you Sir.

Chairman: Par Akaalis wali kyun banni ? ( Why the akali color though?)

Me: Akaali color karke nahi banni sir. Tie te Pagg da matching suit bana ke banni aa sir. (chose the color to match with the tie sir not bacause of akali dal)

Chairman: So which party u support.

ME: No particular party sir. I will wait for candidates of all parties and select on the basis of candidates.

Chairman and few other members continued to press for an answer. Then chairman asked what your family generally goes for.

after some persistence from them i finally said akali for family but i will decide by candidate only.

Chairman: Ok introduce yourself.

me: I am GUrsharan Singh from Jalandhar. hardworking dedicated blah blah….schooling from blah blah, college blah blah. Family bah blah…(Mother head teacher posted at Sansarpur)

Member on right side: What is Sansarpur famous for?

Me: Its known as cradle of Hockey.

Chairman: Name some famous Hockey Players from Sansarpur.

Me: Sardar Pargat Singh Olympian.

Member (R): But Pargat Singh is not from Sansarpur.

Me: Yeah but he is the most famous player from the academy from there.

Member(R): do u know which village he comes from?

Me: (after thinking for a bit) sorry sir i can’t remember.

MemberR: He is from Mithapur. AjeetPal was from sansarpur.

Chairman: But he is right Sansarpur is cradle of Hockey and Pargat Singh trained there.

Chairman: Ok so u like Reading . What all u read ?

Me: Newspapers,books and Magazines.

Chairman: which newspaper did u read in the morning ?

Me: Sir, Tribune.

Chairman: What is the middle article on the editorial page today.

Me: i said some thing about Bjp…

Chairman : NO not the political editorial just tell me about the middle.

Me: Sorry Sir i had not reached that far yet.

Chairman: Ok so what kinds of books u read?

Me: Sir Novels, Non-fiction, poetry.

Chairman: Who is ur favorite poet?

Me: Sir in Punjabi i like Shiv Kumar BAtalvi.

Chairman: OK then Member R should ask you the questions then.

Member R: ok which phase of Shiv’s poetry u like the most ?

Me: Sir I like all phases from when he was writing love songs to loona to the sad phase.

Member: What is the main emotion generally conveyed in his poetry.

Me: Sir he ws known as Birha da sultan so his poetry mostly is about suffering from separation from the loved one.

Member : yeah yeah. So u do some poetry yourself?

ME: Yes Sir

Member: How would u define the word poetry?

Me: something something i dont remember.

Chairman: When do u do poetry? After two pegs or before?

Me: *smiling* before sir.

Me: when i am pulled in by my emotions blah blah blah.

Female Member: Please recite something u had recently written.

Me: Something something……

Chairman: Poiting to Female member on my left..Please u ask something now.

Female L: (in broken english) after a long story about recent terror attacks she asked ISIS targets Turkey more now.

Me: i told about NATO affiliation of turkey and blah blah.

Chairman: What about recent airstrikes in Syria. What is the scenario there?

Me: Sir Russia is attacking ISIS and anti assad rebels. US is attacking only ISIS and is supporting rebels. Russia does not want assad regime to fall, Us wants to replace it.

Chairman: Okay u can go now.

ME: Thank you Sir.

Overall it was a pleasant experience and it was basically a discussion only. I thought i had done well but the marks didn’t reflect that eventually. But as Shiv would Say “KI puchde o haal faqeeraan da”..

DEADPOOL Punjabi Trailer

Fanmade Punjabi Trailer just for fun. Watched the movie in its first week and loved it. Its my tribute to the character and real-life deadpool Ryan.

Waden wilson is an ex-soldier who is a merc now and is diagnosed with last stage of cancer. If this was some ex-soldier in Punjab his name would have been Suchaa Soorma and after his army days and killing his unfaithful sister in law and her lover Suchaa would have settled into a part farmer and part robin hood dacoit role.

He would have contacted cancer because of the contaminated water by the indiscriminate excessive use of chemical fertilizers. To cover up the shame the deputy chief king has decided to take help of some very suspicious guys running experimental treatments to treat cancer. The sarpanch tricks Suchaa into enrollling.

The treatment leaves Suchaa with a bad face and a bad mouth. But his only goal in life now is revenge and some money for plastic surgery, there is a love story somewhere in there too but its against punjabi culture. 🙂

22Da |Zora|Funny Song Review|Parody|

Song and video review and a bit of parody of one of my favourite songs from the past few weeks. Enjoy!!

This video shows the story of a failed son who cannot Sing and cannot prepare lunch properly. His father who is an owner of a big music company has to bear the shame of a tone-deaf and tasteless son and also the shame of eating at a roadside eatery. But his luck takes a good turn when he spots a roadside singer who can sing well but is not much of a looker. After paying him alms with a credit card he tells him to come to studio and record. The roadside singer is Zora the Desi Pitbul.

On the day of recording Zora reaches the studio late because he is an Indian and he also wears a NO. 23 shirt on recording of a Song called 22Da.!!. There is also a rapper in the background who is confused about the makings of his persona. In some verses he talks about doing everything alone and in some verses he talks about having support of his friends.

Also around is a singer who is there just for eye candy, handstands and magic smoke tricks. His name is Micky Singh, but he never Sings in the video. After the recording is done our Desi Pitbul is very happy and thinks that his bad days are over and his persona will be totally altered now but he is only half right.

On the posters of the album release there is a picture of record company owner’s tone-deaf Son. The Owner makes Zora sign a fake contract by holding his guitar hostage i guess. Zora is heart broken, string broken and also broke because he bought a helicopter with the money he didn’t have.

But the plot has not ended because the fat lady(not adele) has not sung yet. With a little encouragement and some espionage from the receptionist at the record company Zora decides to confront the world with the truth at the album launch party. He goes there and exposes the record company owner. He keeps his reputation and makes new fans and money.

In the end he repays his loan taken for buying the helicopter and lives happily ever after flying his helicopter over marriage parties and showering them with confetti. ;))

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Comment which next song you would like us to review and parodise like this. 🙂

Gym Diaries-Page 1.

Calm Punjabi

 

 It’s been six months since have set foot in the gym thanks to a gifted subscription (Thanks a lot Sister!! ). It feels right time now to start reviewing and recording my efforts in the gym because I have really started cutting back into shape from bieng overweight and starting to make gainzz in major muscle groups as well. Also feeling the general improvement in health, mood and posture.

So a little background, I am 27 year old guy engineer, MBA preparing for competitive exams and in process of starting a business. So lots of periods of sitting on chairs, slouching on couches and beds etc and it lead to me developing a belly. Even in college years I had joined a few gyms but the longest I went there was 3 months. Biggest turn offs for me in these small gyms near my home were the trainers. The…

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The Tea Story

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Ramit Shah was a local right wing party’s ward incharge. That loosely translates to he was the most right wing man that JanGhan Party could find from the whole 10 home long lane of Aseet Nagar of the town. And another reason for choosing Ramit was his collection of two khadi kurtas and his tea shop of-course. It was like the party headquarter of most parties just different because it was quite openly a commercial shop rather than covertly.
One fine evening the issue of Parminder’s wife who had left his husband’s home just because he hit her with a beer bottle on the head just because she won’t bring the ice after calling her for it Twice!!!. What kind of a sanskaari wife does that ? Kalyug is here said Narendra. Evil ladies are being born more and more. Not respecting the husband and living far away from a fun loving, 16 peg capacity husband has become fashion said Kaajnath. Aditya sipping on his 4th glass of free Tea fumed,” Something has to be done, someone has to teach old manners to these new breeds”
The leaders of the community like you have to take some steps Ramit ji, suggested Sambit. You are the most literate of all us about scripture of our religion. Ramit was listening intently and was nodding attentively. He promised everyone that he will think about topic and also discuss it with khodi ji whenever he meets him next. After closing the shop he went home. But on the way and after entering home too he kept thinking about the topic of discussion. His wife came and gave him a glass of water after which she gave him Tea and told him that she was going to the bathroom for a bath. Ramit was still distracted by his thought process imploring his soul for answers.
He hadn’t heard his wife about whereshe was going. He was now deep in thought trying to relate his current predicament with any event in the scripture. His thought chain was broken when he remembered that he had called his wife for Biscuits at-least Twice in the last 10 minutes but she had not bothered. This time he shouted on top of his voice for her. She came out alarmed and asked what had happened. He scolded her that he was shouting like a madman for so long and she had not given him the biscuits. While saying all this he also noted a bottle of a western brand shampoo in her hands. That was the last straw and his anger went through the roof and the Tea cup he was holding went through his wife’s head.
The next day while narrating the story of how he taught his wife a lesson he was feeling like a Price and saviour of culture for his disciples and comrades and also like a Dhobi (washerman) while secretly applying heat to the area where his wife returned the favour with a washerman’s bat. Quite a Tea party was that. 😃😀

The Tea Story

Ramit Shah was a local right wing party’s ward incharge. That loosely translates to he was the most right wing man that JanGhan Party could find from the whole 10 home long lane of Aseet Nagar of the town. And another reason for choosing Ramit was his collection of two khadi kurtas and his tea shop of-course. It was like the party headquarter of most parties just different because it was quite openly a commercial shop rather than covertly.
One fine evening the issue of Parminder’s wife who had left his husband’s home just because he hit her with a beer bottle on the head just because she won’t bring the ice after calling her for it Twice!!!. What kind of a sanskaari wife does that ? Kalyug is here said Narendra. Evil ladies are being born more and more. Not respecting the husband and living far away from a fun loving, 16 peg capacity husband has become fashion said Kaajnath. Aditya sipping on his 4th glass of free Tea fumed,” Something has to be done, someone has to teach old manners to these new breeds”
The leaders of the community like you have to take some steps Ramit ji, suggested Sambit. You are the most literate of all us about scripture of our religion. Ramit was listening intently and was nodding attentively. He promised everyone that he will think about topic and also discuss it with khodi ji whenever he meets him next. After closing the shop he went home. But on the way and after entering home too he kept thinking about the topic of discussion. His wife came and gave him a glass of water after which she told him that she was going to the bathroom for a bath. Ramit was still distracted by his thought process imploring his soul for answers.
He hadn’t heard his wife about whereshe was going.