Start by marking “Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges” as Want to Read: Turning Points is an exquisitely written work for a sequel to one of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's gem of a work aptly titled Wings of Fire: An Autobiography. Sold by: Repro Books on Demand Sold by: Book Wise Darya Ganj . Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. Read Turning Points book reviews & author details and more at osakeya.info Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off.
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Where i was waiting to see how kalam sir became the president of india. And this book turning point is started from where the wings of fire left us. I read only 2. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was the President of India from to A very inspiring book by Dr. Kalam on his journey through his period as President of the country. It explains why he was called the people's . 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.
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His humility is evident throughout the book and he has made every effort to avoid any controversy that might arise from any revelations. When there is beauty in the character, There is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There is an order in the nation. Few months ago, I'd read in the article on ndtv. Simply because his books are such an abundance of experience and knowledge. A P J Abdul Kalam.
It revolves around Dr. Kalam's mission of India and the efforts imperative to achieve it. It gives an insight into the life of the most admired Dr. Kalam after laying focus on the many controversies that took a stand during his period as President of India. In his autobiography; Wings of Fire, Dr.
Kalam has covered significant portion of his life from childhood, to schooling, to his career as a scientist encompassing every bit of detail for the readers. The sequel book - The Turning Points, throws light on his life as The President of India from to which he illustrates narrating his motives and vision for a developed India through his mission India The book is descriptive of his activities and travels made to realize his dream; set aside parameters for people from different backgrounds and positions toward achieving the goal of 'India - A Developed Nation'.
What I liked about the book is that it not only portrays Dr. Kalam's personal life but also his love for the nation urging citizens of the country to step up and contribute their best toward the nation's progress.
How every single one of us can make the difference seen and felt with constant determined efforts and with a high level of confidence and perseverance. Though the book is not as awe-inspiring as 'Wings of Fire' is, it nevertheless gives an idea about the practical approach to Mission India in a detailed manner. There's a lot to learn and imbibe from his personal experiences as illustrated in the book and most certainly can help to change the way we look at life and challenges.
A sure recommendation to everyone. View 1 comment. Jul 26, Shipra Trivedi rated it really liked it. You quickly grab your personal copy!
Turning Points is a confession and unfurling of the unsung and uneventful past of A. J Kalam. The trials and tribulations he had to face and overcome to bask under the presidential glory are openly penned in pages of this novel.
Turning Points, is not just a book but an insight into the life of an eminent individual named A. Jul 09, Ajay rated it really liked it. I have been an avid reader in all kind of story books.
But this book by Dr. Kalam has wooed my eyes when I encountered the excerpts of this book in "The Hindu". I was totally surprised with Dr. Kalam's abundance of knowledge in multitudes of field. Hailing from the scientist background, he discusses more about political and economical developments in our country. During his tenure as "president" , he has filled the vaccuum for the post , created by earlier beaureocrats. After taking the oath of pr I have been an avid reader in all kind of story books.
After taking the oath of president, Dr. Kalam has travelled to 21 different states in India , with in the span of 10 Months. All his speaches were inspiring and has transformed many youths to work for Mission It is unbelievable to figure out with the numbers, that ,he had addressed 1.
His indomitable spirit in working for Mission is much seen in his speaches. We have 50 Million of youth population and if all of them are influenced by Dr. Kalam's Mission, each one of our's contribution, may that be a smaller one too, will fill the vaccuum and can step ahead in becoming the developed nation in the year He has created the outline for achieving the mission and laid out several measures which could be a strong foundation for attaining the destiny.
I was so impressed with some his innovative measures. To name a few, the concept of PURA. As our country faces a severe problem of people migrating form rural to urban areas, there was a tremendous demand in Man Power in Agriculture. The main purpose of the migration is that they couldn't see ample choices to have their daily living with the basic ameneties they needed. Even though Agriculture contributes a major share in our GDP.
Also most of them employ the seasonal crops, it is highly difficult for them to compromise with their living standards with this feeble income.
As they don't find any other trading opportunities they migrate to urban areas to get the living back. In order to cater this issue, Dr. Kalam has designed a concept of PURA. PURA groups has been established all over the India. The main function of the PURA Society is to build the infrastructure with in the villages from State and Central funds and to bridge the gap for bringing more trade opportunities to them.
This will limit the number of migrations happening in the existing system. Another innovative concept which amused me is "Energy Independence". Woking with Bio technology scientists, he has brought the concept of Bio Diesel to the limelight.
There is a plant called 'Jatropha".
This extraction is a powerful substituent for Diesel and thus achieving the energy independence. Kalam has drawn multiple measures in the verge of working for Mission I wish if every one of us start working towards the objective, we will realise that we are not far behind the destiny and it is in the arm reaching distance.
Jai Hind Jul 05, Vivekanand Pandey rated it it was ok. It is full of unnecessary technical details and he talks a lot about Information Technology, Bio-Informatics, Photonics, Microelectronics and Nano-Technology and stuffs like that I expected a little bit more material from Social-Sciences perspective - especially Politics and inside story of Functions of Rashtrapati Bhawan. I admit, Wings of Fire, Vision and even Ignited Minds were much more influential and inspirational!
Its very plain and full of lectures without attractive writing sty It is full of unnecessary technical details and he talks a lot about Information Technology, Bio-Informatics, Photonics, Microelectronics and Nano-Technology and stuffs like that Its very plain and full of lectures without attractive writing style. I agree that its an autobiography, not a novel, but even a few autobiographies I know are very interesting for example, Harivansh Rai Bacchan's autobiography in 4 volumes in Hindi which received Sarswati Award.
The book has been written without any plot, without paying any attention to character though, real development and without any Start, Conflict, Climax and End!! I can write the essence of whole book on a Post-Card!
View 2 comments. Dec 05, Harshini Nawarathna rated it liked it. No matter how much science he knows, in page Dr. Kalam says "We are all the creations of God".
Jul 06, Karthik Manohar rated it it was amazing. As the title says this book is the sequel to "Wings of fire" where he continues to narrate his experiences from how he went on to become The President and how his life went from then on. This book is pretty much of an open talk where Kalam sir shares all his success,pain and controversies he faced as president. Even though this book is all about his own experiences it still doesn't fail to inspire,teach and motivate you.
After all,what can you expect from someone who dedicated his entire life for o As the title says this book is the sequel to "Wings of fire" where he continues to narrate his experiences from how he went on to become The President and how his life went from then on. After all,what can you expect from someone who dedicated his entire life for our country.
Just like the millions of youth in our country, i am proud to say that Kalam sir is my idol. I got to know where everything great got started for this great man. The future generation will never believe such a great person was alive amongst us all. Totally honest. Simple yet insightful. Academics,career history, family and friends, the liability, his achievements - everything has been written so well in such a small number of pages.
I would recommend this book to all the youngsters. Such a book needs to circulate around as much as possible. May 25, Navneet Ojha rated it it was amazing. APJ Abdul Kalam has always been a great motivator, every book by him teaches something new. The dream , covers every sector of Indian economic growth. Hope dream comes true, and i can become part of it to make it happen: A Journey Through Challenges": I had delivered a lecture Vision to Mission and the session got extended from one hour to two.
As I was returning to my rooms in the evening the vice- chancellor, Prof. Indeed, the phone was rin "Turning Points: When I answered, a voice at the other end said, The prime minister wants to talk with you Some months earlier, I had left my post as principal scientific adviser to the government of India, a Cabinet-level post, to return to teaching.
Jul 28, Manish rated it it was amazing. This book is all about Kalam's mission India and his effort to achieve that mission when he was president I liked this book very much as it show how he is dedicated to make India supreme guiding and capable nation Salute to u sir I recomment everybody to read this..
Apr 01, Kartik Singhal rated it really liked it.
A good book that shows the life of a President that India loved, sheds light on the decisions he made that were considered controversial and inspires the leader in one.
Not a book for a casual reader, for sure, they might complain it's boring. I feel Kalam uplifted the position of President of India with his initiatives during his tenure. Something that is a challenge to meet for any of the later presidents.
One reason I could easily read this book was because Kalam has been an inspiration to me t A good book that shows the life of a President that India loved, sheds light on the decisions he made that were considered controversial and inspires the leader in one.
One reason I could easily read this book was because Kalam has been an inspiration to me through his two earlier books - Ignited Minds and Wings of Fire, and this being a sequel to Wings, I could easily connect the dots.
Jun 23, Abhishek rated it it was amazing. Kalam share his ideas throug his day to day life experienced on his job or real life problems. Thats given a positive frmae for our life. Thanks By Abhishek. Jul 31, Abhilash rated it it was amazing. A must read for every Indian citizen. Feb 17, Vikram rated it it was amazing.
Very Impressive piece of Work. May 09, Gautam Mohan rated it it was ok. Author talks about his experience during his tenure as President. This book scores just an average rating as it fails to instill the energy what we normally expect from kalam's book. About the Author. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the eleventh. This book is reflection of kallam sirs important turning points in his life and his decisions that were taken in various positions.
A Must read book for. Enlarge Book Cover by A. Abdul Kalam. Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings.