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Few Articles and Poems (3)

Purshottam Lal, IPS, Punjab   Article on Editorial page - Daily Post, October 24, 2015 The will of the people P. Lal According to the Preamble of The Constitution of India, the people of this country adopted, enacted and gave to themselves the Constitution on twenty-sixth day of November, 1949 ...
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Purshottam Lal, IPS, Punjab   Hindustan Times, October 16, 2017(Spice of life column) Short course that changed my life’s course P. Lal I disliked people heavy on the scales. This probably impelled me to put the pot-bellied policemen, working under me, on the mat, literally, to do front rolls and ...
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Few Articles and Poems (1)

Purshottam Lal, IPS, Punjab   Middle: The Tribune, December 7, 2001 Passing the test! P. Lal The minister’s countenance showed curiosity and amusement. I had just finished explaining to him the police side of a case. I had spoken in Punjabi, a language at which I was yet imperfect. I ...
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Joining the Indian Customs & Central Excise Service in 1969

Nisha Agrawal/Malhotra, 1969, IC&CES   As a small-town girl who grew up in Jaipur and then joined college in Delhi to study English Literature I had practically no idea what the Civil Services were all about. In Delhi University it was the in thing to appear for the Civil Services ...
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Some Sweet Some Bitter

Pratyush Sinha, IRS   It was a drizzly Mussoorie that welcomed us on the 3rd of July 1969. The academy campus was slowly filling up with the probationers. New faces, new friends. We had hardly settled down in our hostel rooms and to the new routine that buzz began concerning ...
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