harcharan bains

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Advisor on National Affairs and Media to Chief Minister, Punjab
Location chandigarh, punjab, India
Introduction I am from Mahilpur, a village in Hoshiarpur District of Punjab in India and famous as the country’s soccer nursery. I graduated from there and did my Masters in English from the Govt. College, Hoshiarpur . Later, I taught English as lecturer at several colleges, including famous Baring Union Christian College, Batala, which was then run by American academicians . I later taught English and journalism at the Punjab Agricultural University, which had an amazingly popular and successful Department of Languages and Journalism. The Department had cradled the literary genius of Professor Mohan Singh and Surjit Patar. While in the University, I wrote extensively in newspapers and magazines on art, literature and social, educational and political issues. Also, some humour of the romantic variety. In 1985, I was picked as Advisor (the post was then designated as Press Secretary) to the Chief Minister of Punjab. I am curently working with Mr Parkash Singh Badal as Advisor on National Affairs and Media to the Chief Minister, Punjab. This is my fourth tenure to the post, which has been upgraded to the present status.
Interests reading, writing, singing, listening to semi classical indian film and other music, mysticism, religion, astronomy (not astrology) sports, a bit of journalism and a lot of poetry/poetic prose, sufi literature in hindi, punjabi, urdu and english
Favorite Movies guide, gone with the wind, ben hur, sahib bibi aur gulam, pyasaa (guru dutt), ijaazat (gulzar), umrao jaan (rekha), masoom (gulzar) (gulzar)
Favorite Music semi-classical indian film music, naushad, s d burman, khayyam, o.p. nayyar, shankar jaikishan, madan mohan. also gazals.
Favorite Books prophet, gone with the wind, alchemist, jonathan livigstone seagull, the little prince, tuesdays with morrie, conversations with god, sadhna y tagore, siddharth by hesse, carl sagan's cosmos and shadows of the forgotten ancestors and stephan hawkins history of time

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