It's not just a name, it's a brand.
Who am I?
The name is Amanpreet Singh Rai, but friends could call me Aman.Enemies; please say your last prayers.
When did I happen to the world?
Well friends, I'm sure you already know about the meteor that killed Dinosaurs. That wasn't me.
I actually blessed the Earth much later, at 8:55 am on a blissful Sunday morning, when everybody in Patiala (A city in the state of Punjab, India) was busy sleeping a bit longer, I woke up my mother. The day, 25th March, 1979, still forms the backbone of many a scary stories in my state.
What is my family, cultural and religious heritage?
I am the first child of a Sikh family (by religion) and Jatt (by Caste).
What is my educational background?
By formal education, I am a qualified Forensic Expert and a high school teacher.
I am a University Gold Medallist in Masters of Forensic Science (Spl: Chemistry and Toxicology). My other qualifications include a Bachelors in Science and a Bachelors in Education.
What educational institutions have I studied in?
My highest qualification, Master of Forensic Science, was completed in India, while my most recent qualifications; LLB and GDLP (underway), are from Adelaide. These are the educational institutions that I've studied in at some stage or the other in my life:
- Janta Model School in Barnala
- Nabha Preparatory School, Nabha
- General Gurnam Singh Public School, Sangrur
- Dravadian Anglo Vedic College, Sector 10, Chandigarh
- Government Ranbir College, Sangrur
- Government Mohindra College, Patiala
- State College of Education, Patiala
- Punjabi University, Patiala
- University of Adelaide, Adelaide
What cities have I lived in so far in my life?
Born in Patiala, I've lived in Barnala, Nabha, Sangrur, Chandigarh and am currently based in Adelaide, Australia.
What instruments can I play and how well?
I can play Piano, Guitar, Drums and Tumbi, all of them at an amateur level.
Can I dance?
I know Bhangra which is the traditional Punjabi dance used in most Punjabi videos, a few steps of western dance that I've either picked up from Bollywood movies, or learnt on my own. In 2014 I took a few weeks of training at Hyperdance Adeladie as part of my training for the "Show me the woman that you are" video shoot, which I happened to choreograph as well.
What are the things I am crazy about?
In one word, fitness.
I am an avid weight trainer but the essence of my efforts is to have a slim body with good definition.
Books I love?
Nancy Drew Series, Sherlock Homes Series, Ivanhoe.
Television serials I love?
Ramayana, Mahabharat, Boston Legal, Bewitched.
What do I stand for?
Firstly, a One-borderless-world; then, evolution of Democracy; and finally, equality of all people ahead of their Colour, Religion and Caste.
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