Ignited Minds : Unleashing the Power Within India

Ignited Minds : Unleashing the Power Within India (English, Paperback, A P J Abdul Kalam)

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Ignited Minds : Unleashing the Power Within India  (English, Paperback, A P J Abdul Kalam)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
    • ISBN: 9780143029823, 0143029827
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2003
    • Pages: 178
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    Ignited Minds : Unleashing The Power Within India, written by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, is about the underutilization of resources in India and how such potential can be tapped.

    Summary Of The Book

    Why does such an abundant country like India not use its resources to the maximum? Why is the country still struggling with a developing economy? Ignited Minds : Unleashing The Power Within India aims to answer these questions and more. It conducts a logical analysis as to why the country’s resources are not being used for the betterment of the society.

    The narrative starts with the description of an accident that the author had. He describes how he dreamt of personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein after the accident. Kalam discusses how this dream helped him focus on the problems of the country. He talks about how the role of teachers needs to be modified to obtain the best out of the students. Kalam also speaks of visionaries such as J. R.

    D. Tata and Satish Dhawan. The author focuses on how such wisdom will help the country develop. He urges readers to change their mindset by looking at the present situation with an open mind. The book talks about the risks that need to be taken, the technology that has to be utilized and the dedication for the country that must be present to actually unleash the power of the mind for the benefit of the country.

    Ignited Minds : Unleashing The Power Within India has been used by the former President to address questions of his own as well as those put forth by children, scientists, tutors, and saints that he met on his tour of the country. He has highlighted the basic concerns deemed as unnecessary in relation to the dire problems facing the country.

    The eleven chapters of the book transcend religion and provides an unbiased view of the country and the probable solutions. It aims at exploring the hidden potential of the people by changing the belief system and bringing the country on the winning track. The book was first published in 2002.

    About A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

    A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is a successful scientist and the former President of India.

    His other well received and widely read books are India 2020: A Vision For The New Millenium, Mission India, Inspiring Thoughts, Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology, and You are Born To Blossom.

    Kalam was born in 1931 in Rameswaram. He studied in Saint Joseph’s College in Trichy, and later studied aerospace engineering in Madras. He was an efficient scientist and he joined the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defense Research and Development

    Organization (DRDO). He has also carried out extensive projects with organisations like NASA and has also won many awards. He also served as the President of the country from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was an efficient administrator and his tenure in the government saw the maximum scientific development in the country. Kalam won a number of awards for his work such as the King Charles II Medal, the Honorary Doctorate of Science, the Ramanujan Award, the Veer Savarkar Award, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan.

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    • Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, b. 15 October 1931, is one of India's most distinguished scientists. He was responsible for the development of India's first satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-3 development and operationalization of strategic missiles and their weaponization, for building indigenous capability in critical technologies. As Chairman of the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council, he guided a number of technology projects and missions to take India into the twenty-first century. A P J Abdul Kalam held various positions in ISRO and DRDO and became Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India holding the rank of a Cabinet Minister. He has the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from thirty university and the country's three highest civilian honours - Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna. He has done a short stint as Professor of Technology and Societal Transformation at Anna University,
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    Good quality product

    I have problem with flipkart. They have given the rate of 275 rupees n when I got book the original price was 199 rupees . I have paid rupees 315. They have cheated me...
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    Awesome book

    I'm now reading the book,this is very supportive for us and I think that this book will give us great moral support for our daily life.
    A P J Kalam is one one of my favorite person and as he is a great patriot of our country.
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    Soumya Mondal

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    A Must Read

    Pages: 196

    The USP of this book is hope. The text is written to motivate and inspire.

    Mr. Kalam talks about the inertia and mindset of limited achievements that has gripped our psyche.
    He feels the need for a Role model and how important it is to dream.

    He writes about his travels across the length and breadth of the country and his interactions with school and college students, businesses, entrepreneurs, saints and seers.

    He discusses his days at ISRO, working on Indian Space programs, ...
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    Irony.A great Man sadly book did not live up to my expectations.

    I personally subscribe religiously to Mr Kalam's views.But what I find Odd in this book is the numerous occasions where there are references made to the Almighty.The things should be left in his/her hand.
    Although he used,on many occasions,the examples figuratively.Its gives a sense of escapism somewhere.
    Otherwise the book is a good read.
    Writing skills,as for Mr. Kalam is a simple job.
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    Importance of spirituality

    In chapter 4 Mr.kalam beautifully explains why spiritually is importance for the growth of individual and nation.He supprots this by illustrating beautiful examples.The book suggest a solution to the biggest problem in India today which is corruption ,which is by improving the values which a individual gains in his/her schooltime.
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    Really Nice

    nice
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    Just wow!

    A great book................must purchase for all.
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    Must buy!

    Nice book.
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    Rajendhar Nittu

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    Must every one have to read this.

    No words for GREAT KALAM JI.
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Awesome book.
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