Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges

Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges (English, Paperback, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam)

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Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges  (English, Paperback, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
    • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
    • ISBN: 9789350293478, 9350293471
    • Pages: 192
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    Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges picks up where Wings of Fire finished.

    Summary Of The Book

    This book, Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges, takes up the story from when A.P.J Abdul Kalam became the President of India. It covers his acceptance of the post of the President of India, his term in office, his efforts to make his term meaningful, and the challenges he faced.

    His term from 2002 to 2007 was an eventful one. The President of India is just a titular head with minimal powers. But, the office is one of great influence and Kalam used it to best effect. He got the government and the public to focus on issues that were relevant to the country's all round growth.

    He initiated programs like PURA to try and integrate rural areas into the general economic and technological growth of the country. He dreamt of taking the whole of India on his vision for the country in the new millennium, and he saw no reason why the villages should be left out in this vision.

    Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges is more about Kalam’s vision for his country rather than about himself. He tries to provide a blueprint for development, and for reforms in the government and judiciary.

    Dr.Kalam is a strong advocate for the use of technology and a proponent of e-governance. Even the little bits of personal experience during his term that he gives, he links with these ideas. For instance, he mentions the controversial dissolution of the Bihar assembly for which he later offered to resign. But, he does not focus on the political or personal implications of this decision, instead, he chose to highlight his use of electronic communication in lending his approval to this move, for he was in Moscow at that time.

    He made the office of the President accessible to the public. He used his popularity and high visibility to inspire the youth of the country and convince them to believe in his 2020 vision for India. He urged the young people to dream big, and to believe in their country's destiny. Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges describes the term in office of one of the most charismatic Presidents of the country.

    About A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

    Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is a renowned scientist, writer, administrator and former President of India.

    Other books by Dr. Kalam - Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India, The Luminous Sparks, India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, and Wings of Fire: An Autobiography.

    He has written autobiographies and books that detail his vision for the future of the country.

    Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born to a poor Muslim fisherman family in Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu in 1931. He studied physics for his undergraduate studies, in Trichy. He then moved to Madras and studied Aerospace Engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology. After finishing his studies, he joined the DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment. Kalam played a pivotal administrative role in the Pokhran II project. He became the eleventh President of the country in 2002.

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    • 13 mm
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    • 215 mm
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    • 140 mm
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    • 198 gr
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    Magnificient and demanding

    It is really a good book.I have finish the whole in just a week and the words,the style and the spirit of the book is so demanding that i keep on reading till the last.It makes me realize more of the potential and the capability our beloved Ex-president Abdul Kalam possess.He is more of a distinguish in every field.
    Thanks Kalam for your inspiring and awesome book. waiting for your next book.
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    Highly recommended

    It is a good book about APJ Abdul Kalam for my President of our country.
    He tells us about his experiences in an effective language and I got this book in a good condition and I will highly recommend you to buy it.
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    Satyam Vatsal

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    Result Oriented Approaches

    I always thought the post of President was to do nothing but keep approving what the PM proposes. But the way APJ has articulated and the initiatives he has taken in during his presidency has created a terrific bench mark. it is a pity that the successor(s) donot have the outlook or the caliber or the attitude to carryout such initiatives... Kalam the greatest President of Modern India..Take a bow
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    Best in the market!

    Received book in good packaging.
    Thank you Flipkart and to those delivery guys who are delivering in these situations (COVID-19).

    This is very inspiring book written by The President of India/Scientist/Teacher.

    Everybody must read this book of any age group.
    This book gives you the inside about the brain of a Enthusiast man who live his life in a very simple way, spreading positivity and worked to make India as developed and Happy Nation.
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    shivam nandan

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    Simply awesome

    Simple , Effective Words From Missile Man Dr. Apj Abdul Kalam.
    In this Books Tell You About The Journey of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam after his presidency years.
    And Also Some Points Are Given .And if we apply these points in our various government offices,at our society then we can transform our country from a developing country into a DEVELOPED NATION .
    Sir,Also Tell. About His Vision 20. Making India a DEVELOPED NATION before 2020.
    Read this books get Beautiful Insights from Dr.Kalam
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    Vicky Sharma

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    Inspirational..

    There are no words to express about our APJ sir.. He is one of the most respectable person in India and abroad. I Always wanted to read his books but did not get right time. This time i order two of his masterpiece Wings of Fire and Turning Points at a time and completed both of them within a week. Both are inspirational and must be read by each and every human being. Salute to the Father of India's Nuclear Project!
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    Niranjan S A

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    Great Kalam Sir

    I have read all books of APJ sir. And this is awesome. Turning Points simply describes the journey of APJ sir during Presidency. He describes the Turning Points in his life as well which sequentially made him reside in Rastrapathi Bhavan. Takes us through the ideas, his vision, various initiatives during presidency. It would have been more interesting if we are also given the present status or stage of the initiatives taken. The implementation status is not at all described on any initiatives...
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    Need More Kalams

    It's an awesome book indeed, He lucidly explained his experiences when he was president. He did many things,Hats off to Vajpay for nominating Kalam as a president....Hope Pratibha patil read this book, may be she became tired after vising 22 countries for free without achieving anythig... Kalam given true meaning to President seat, Hats off and we need more kalams, we should encounter people like Pratibha patil , thanks
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    Kiran Kumar

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    Salaaam Kalam Sir... !!! :)

    This was the most awaited book for me and its truly Inspirational.... He says, "Even if One member or a person of a family is inspired or motivated then its worth writing" and I am a classic example for that... It is simple written and conveys a message.... :) Try stepping in to Kalam Sir's shoes when you read and FEEL THE CHANGE... :) Amazing work Sir... :) Keep writing and keep inspiring.... Hats off.... :)
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    Karthik Chandrashekar

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    Terrific

    It's an amazing book,so much to learn from our bharat ratna Dr.a.p.j abdul kalam.such a visionary he is,a meritorious and humble person.what he done for the country is just unparallel.hats off!!
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    Q:which one is better wings of fire or this one??
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    Q:What is the motive of this book ???
    A:Kalam saheb has tried giving a inspiring preview of his life where he tells his journey full of ups and downs and teaches us to fight along the hardlines of our life.
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