It is funny how different states have different ways, Here are a few that I found somewhere , Will put some more later..

1. If it Isn’t a PATIALA PEG, it isn’t a Drink … (Make that a bit more than a double)

2. A Punjabi Wedding without alcohol will always have a DRINKS-Car parked outside

3. If you are a Punjabi you definitely know at least one Sweety, sunny, Bitu,Tony, Jassi

4. No party is complete till people start to dance and sing “Oh Ho ho ho .. Ishq tera tadpave” or “De Lai geda” or alltime favourite “PUTT JATTAN DE BALAUNDE BAKRE”

5. When we say Cloney we don’t mean GEORGE CLOONEY.. we may be talking of Defence CLONEY …

6. Butter chicken, butter naan, butter Milk   – THREE COURSE MEAL FOR PUNJABI

7. Tandoori Chicken – National bird in Punjab

8. And the best one

Which state has the highest english speaking population

      Before 8 pm :- KERALA

      After 8 PM :- PUNJABBBBBBBBB

Ps:- Message of the day …

Please Honk your HORN slowly.. My country is SLEEPING

PPS:- All pictures courtesy Google


Update:- 15-12-2012


Some facts about Punjab and Being a Punjabi – 2

Some facts about Punjab and Being a Punjabi –  3

  1. Yuvika says:

    super LOL! beinf in Delhi around Punjabis for so long, I can exactly identify with all of those points!


  2. Zephyr says:

    Hand-picked gems, Bikram. But haven’t you forgotten Pratha and Nyodda (Noida)? Waiting for the others in the series.


  3. NRIGirl says:

    Very interesting to know that butter milk is a Punjab favorite; it is in some parts of Tamil Nadu!

    Since you mentioned butter chicken let me ask you, do you have a tried and true recipe for butter chicken? It’s my kids’ favorite but I can not make it as good as it is in the restaurants.

    I am not a Punjabi yet I know some of these names in your list – of course of Punjabi friends!

    Have a great weekend!


  4. Titaxy says:

    hahaha. #7 is made me rofl 😀 i loveee buttermilk too 😀


  5. R-A-J says:

    Hahahhaha!!! Waiting for part2 🙂


  6. Punam J R says:

    LOLs Bikram!! Thanks for this enlightening insight on Punjabis.. kya hai na.. I haven’t had much interaction with Punjabis for most of my life.. so good to know.. waise kuch toh pehle se pata the,, courtesy hindi movies.. but i found that car filled with daroo very funny.. also national bird he he..

    next installment jaldi please.. zyada wait mat karwana..


  7. Swaram says:

    I luv the dance and the buttermilk parts the most 😛 😛
    Btw, I know Sweety and Jassi too tee hee 😆


  8. It’s not too different here, just one change – Butter Naan, Paneer butter masala and Butter milk 🙂

    Destination Infinity


  9. Arti says:

    Amusing! Totally hilarious! Loved points 3 and 5 the most! 😀 bring the next part out soon!


  10. anu says:

    O ho … KOOO post … like punjabi .. 🙂
    Hello ,
    I am anu , your latest follower … 🙂


  11. Jyothi says:

    Ha ha… true true…. especially the Desh is sleeping part! 🙂 Where do you get these images from… he he


    • 🙂 thank you Jyothi, glad you noticed the DESH is sleeping one.. Actually one of my good friends Mr. Chowla had sent me a email with this , I found most of the statements very true so , decided to put them up , with a couple of changes and offcourse the pictures ..


  12. obsessivemom says:

    Lolz.. hilarious. Just one correction — even if you’re not a Punjabi you’ll know a Sweety, Sunny..


  13. uma says:

    LOLOL…this was too good, Bikram..keep them coming 🙂


  14. irfan says:

    BTW Bikram, you did this post “BEFORE 8 PM” or “AFTER 8 PM” ……hehe… 😉
    Loved your sense of humor 🙂


  15. I believe Car is “Pappu Te Nikki di Gaddi”


  16. Asha says:

    LOL! liked the national bird and the auto one on country sleeping. Bring on the next.


  17. latha says:

    Hahaha super….the cloney one is awesome….butter..i can imagine…glad that u didnt post sardar jokes…tired of that mockery….hehe waiting for more….jaldi….


  18. pixie says:

    I loved all the points and I love buttermilk too!! 😀


  19. techie2mom says:

    Lol!! I got reminded of the song “kithe gayee sharab Di gaddi”…
    My hubby is Punjabi but my in-laws and everybody in extended family doesn’t eat non veg and doesn’t take drinks!!!!
    Oh and if a Punjabi said poolsi, it means police!!!


  20. Bhagyashree says:

    ROFL Mann, Only you know to compile such posts. Cheers


  21. b K Chowla says:

    OH,Paaji…Phatte chak Ditte.
    We are,because we are so good


  22. Ha ha ha ha Bikram loved this post!

    I have so many people around me who are Punjabis and I seriously love their love towards life, wanting to live kingsize each moment. Khana, khilana, peena, pilana, naachna, gaana – oh their life is so colourful!!

    Guess what I have asked as my wedding gift from my Punjabi Aunty – a beautiful chuda 🙂


  23. Jas says:

    A true punjabi capturing the spirit of Punjab 🙂


  24. Smita says:

    Had recieved this in a mail and was laughing my heart out 😀


  25. Tanishka says:

    Lol…. I enjoyed reading it… 🙂


  26. ha ha ha ha oh my god this was hilarious…tussi great ho paaji…
    i love the way Bengalis,Gujratis,Punjabis,all add so much spice in our culture…
    but yes Patiala se neeche kuch nahi 😉


  27. Bhavia says:

    Yeah I know a Bittu and a sweet 😀
    Never knew that punjabis did eat a lot of tandoori chicken


  28. Jazz says:

    Dumb me actually thought it was George Clooney. Lol, super funny. 😀


  29. Jen says:

    teehee. Awesome post. Almost everything had me in splits 🙂 But the desh sleeping was the best!


  30. Dilip says:

    Hilarious! “A Punjabi Wedding without alcohol will always have a DRINKS-Car parked outside” – ha ha spot on 🙂

    Bikram you rock!


  31. super good! cloney //
    n national bird …love the post gr8!
    keep up the humor


  32. Balachandran says:

    Loved it! You forgot to add one thing – The handsomest men and the ‘beautiful-est’ women in India are PUNJABIs!!!! 🙂 And I found that Punjabis and I have similar taste in ‘soft’ drinks!!


  33. ZEAL says:

    Great pics…Some are beautiful while others are delicious. Loving the satire in the last pic. I am sorry for my absence on few previous posts. Hope you will understand. Love you Bikram !– Vande Matram !


  34. Rahul says:

    Lovely rib tickling digs, Bikram:) Wait for more!


  35. Hilarious stuff. What about the various choice gaalis for which Punjabis are “famous”.


  36. LOL, all these are so true. Feels like home after reading this post and english, yes…even thats right and hilarious too 🙂


  37. umashankar says:

    I had the good fortunes of living in Patiala for roughly a year. Although I didn’t ave my tryst with the famed peg but your post does refresh the memories. 😀 The last image says a lot but I wish to suggest a correction: This country is comatose now. Theoretically, it can still live but no one seems to be doing enough.


  38. Cheers! To all the fun loving Punjaabis 🙂 I think they are perhaps among the most hard working an most uninhibited of our country men and women 🙂 And seriously fun too!


  39. sudhagee says:

    I loved the one on Cloney. You know, not George Clooney, but Defence Cloney 🙂


  40. Meera says:

    I love no 3, 5 and 6. Personally, I believe Punjabis know how to live life Kingsize. They’re big hearted, generous people and throw the best parties!! Go Punjabi!!!


  41. So true! I laughed a lot, but Punjabis are the heartiest and the warmest people. I have very fond memories of my visit to Punjab a decade ago. I just loved all the people. And women are all jhatka matka, bright colors, bright makeup! Vowels kha jaate hain as you rightly pointed :).


  42. ashreyamom says:

    lol.. thanks for the short trip to punjab.. 🙂
    liked the three course meal..


  43. Visha says:


    Me thinks you can add Happy and Lovely to #3 😉

    Loved all the points 😀


  44. Anjali says:

    Ha ha ha ha …

    Being born and brought up in Delhi I am aware of all the Punjabi’s facts. But yes they are the only human creatures who can stay happy all the time without worrying much.

    BTW I love Punjabi weddings 🙂 🙂

    Enjoyed reading this .. Lol 😀


    • Welcome here Anjali, Thank you so much for taking the time out .. Please do keep visiting

      Thank you so much yeah one should enjoy life .. OH i love the punjabi weddings too and I never let go of a chance ..


  45. Nirvana says:

    ROFL………. awesome facts…… especially the English speaking after 8 pm – I know so many people like that!


  46. Jazz says:

    It reminded me of the punjabi facts in the book ‘2 states’.. were equally good.


  47. jennygoth666 says:

    love the idea of a wagon full of booze bring it on lol sounds fun xjen


  48. greenboochi says:

    Thanks for showing me a part of Punjab 🙂 Waiting for the next part now!


  49. Amit Agarwal says:

    LOLz 😀 😀 Thoroughly enjoyed Paa ji 😛 Thanks a lot 😀


  50. maja aa gaya totally hilarious 🙂


  51. metherebel says:


    Funny facts they were 🙂


  52. Dil khush karta tussi…chaa gaye…this post is more that cent percent true…;)


  53. Ashwathy says:

    Hahah!!! Totally!!

    Reminds me of my DElhi and Chandigarh days. I have some Punju friends so I quite understand where this comes from! 😀


  54. Androgoth says:

    These are really funny Bikram
    and i am pleased that you added
    the solution to the last picture…

    I was totally baffled until I noticed
    your comments underneath the picture 🙂

    Have a fun time
    today my great friend 🙂



  55. Awesome, I think I can do with point 7 right now – any weddings coming up???????


  56. Shilpa Garg says:

    😀 Apart from all this, the best is the ability of laugh at yourself is synonymous with Punjabis! 😀


  57. Bwahahhahha i absonfreakinlutely agree with alll the above Punjabi moments 😛 …But yea a lil correction 😀 . being a keralite myself :P, a good amount of people do talk in awefabtastic English in Kerala only after 8pm 😉

    the national bird, defence ‘cloney’, and the isht tera tadpave number :D.. lmao was a pur *standing ovation ” moment 🙂 … clap clap …


    • Welcome here to this blog, and thank you for such a lovely comment , made me smile reading it all.

      I guess its global phenomenon then of Tallking walking speaking in english after 8pm then he he he he 🙂

      Thank you so much do keep visiting 🙂


  58. Bindu says:

    I love your sense of humour. Well, I never knew these facts. Good collection!


  59. Tell me about it. 🙂

    I have a friend who is from Punjab and I’ve tasted the best Butter Chicken at my friend’s place. It is sooooooooooooo good. Literally melts in the mouth.

    I am a very big fan of North Indian food, Specially Punjabi food, You’ve got me all tempted with that Tandoori Chicken too 🙂

    And I always admire the way Punjabis dance. They have no inhibitions about dancing in a wedding or in a party. It’s just about enjoying and having fun, unlike most of the places where people are worried about what others would think if they shake a leg. Truly admire their spirit!



  60. myamusingmind says:

    LOL ! So true ..Loved the last pic ..and the msg there 🙂


  61. alka narula says:

    hahaha hillarious…n d defence cloney bit i have experiencd dt alot livin here in delhi…lol…n d auto,i seriusly feel like putn d msg behind my own car


  62. lol .. loved the 5th and the 8th one !


  63. Varsha says:

    Vaddi changi list aye ji….


  64. Nick says:

    Oye Bikram Puthar – Sahi hai.. Maja agaya.. lekin Lassi is not Butter Milk, chaas is butter milk..


  65. panchali says:

    Oye…balle balle….!! What a post, Bikram. I am glad I found the link today.
    Enjoyed reading this blog so much. It made me a little nostalgic…:))
    A Bar in a Car in Bangla we say—Car Bar , which means ‘doing something fishy’ in Bengali…


  66. Bhargavi says:

    Hahahaha…not a Punjabi..but every Dilli wala is a honorary pujanbi 😛
    Agree to each and every pointer 😀 😀


  67. ..hilarious post Bikram..
    ..english speaking state..before 8 pm : Kerala….after 8 pm : Punjab..that was the funniest..
    ..i study in jnu…and out here i also got frns who never talk in English but after gulping down few pegs…they speak amazing fluent English..such high class English that we have to look for Oxford dictionaries to understand them.. 🙂 😉


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  69. Bikram, this is called a sixer on every ball. every fact is bang on, My hubby has done this car wala thing in many marriages, where no alcohol was served. He came back without food where salad didn’t contain onions! Of course buffet without kukkar is a waste! and that cloney, it rocks!!!


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  71. manchitra says:

    Loved this ..:)) and congrats for getting a house in your native place..I read the post but was unable to post comment..


  72. blogs4kappu says:

    ROFL!! MAN MAN – whattey light take!! 🙂 Loved it especially the national bird portion! 😀 You know what, we southies cant do away without butter chicken / tandoori chicken / naan – when we are eating OUT. 🙂 We have a tad influence of Punjabi food on our taste buds!


  73. Eyesspeak says:

    Loved it to the core…

    Extreme sachai… applicable to all in Punjab…

    Nd how can you forget the wedding being incomplete till every relative has become a part of the railgaddi on the tunes of ‘para hoja sohniye saad railgaadi aayi’… 😉

    Nd yes everyone in Punjab has a Bua/Chachi/Masi/Mami residing in Kaneda(Canada) or Australia or better even Barmhi-gaun (Birmingham)…:P :D…


  74. inducares says:

    Nice post.This was my first view of a carbar–so neatly packed!!
    My favorite song is when the baraat starts with the groom on the ghodi & everyone starts twisting n turning to”Hai o rabba,hai o rabba”This lamentation at n auspicious occasion amuses me no end!!!!!


  75. so funny ..Love defence cloney
    ..ha haaa ..socks they wud say socksan ..door they wud say dooran
    .. every word is spoilt ..and abused 🙂


  76. Anita says:

    Nice ones 🙂 🙂 🙂


  77. aame says:

    super !!! mazaa aa gaya !! specially the national bird and eng speaking state 🙂 nice to b bak to ur quirky n tickling stories 🙂


  78. 😀 😀 😀 The 8 pm wala was just awesome this post has inspired me to follow you and also to write a similar post about Bengalis 😛
    Oh and I love Butter naan , butter chicken and Tandoori chicken.. 🙂


  79. Rinks says:

    Hilarious one Bikram.My best friend is a Punjabi. Apart from food .Their zest for fun and happiness is awesome as well. Its infectious, how they find ways to be happy and have such kind hearts!


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  81. gc1963 says:

    Visited this link once again and thoroughly enjoyed….so true


  82. Nimmi says:

    Hahahah 😀 OMG!! I can’t stop my laughter 😉 Once again awesome 🙂


  83. Very informative 😉


  84. ramananth says:

    I loved every one of them, especially the Cloney, Desh so raha hai, the funny pet names like Sweety, tony , etc. We used to have many Punjabi friends, and one fellow, his famous dialogue used to be Koyi Bath Nahi, and he used to have children whose name were Happy and Bunty.
    I have lived around Punjabis for so long that I could almost speak it “Kya Phark Pendha”. Now of course I have forgotten it , but I can still understand quite a bit of at least Delhi Punjabi, and their Punjabi Hindi too.


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