Turning Points -
Just as his other books, this one live right up to the expectations. A must buy for every Indian, especially the young generation. Highly Inspirational one.
The style and the spirit of the book is so demanding and It makes us realize more of the potential and the capability our beloved Ex-president Abdul Kalam possess.
Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where ' Wings of Fire ' left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversies like how UPA govt deeply disturbed him to dissolve the suspended bihar Assembly and
Sonia's decision to renounce the PM's post etc...
It deeply reflects the political session of Dr.Abdul Kalam, a man who is simple,dedicated , secular and a visionary president of India.
APJ Kalam revels his journey during presidency.
- " It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. I had delivered a lecture Vision to Mission and the session got extended from one hour to two. I had lunch with a group of research students and went back to class. As I was returning to my rooms in the evening the vice- chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said.
- Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. 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. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey, individual and collective, that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation. "
One of the revelations Dr Kalam makes is that in 2004, he was surprised when Sonia Gandhi put forward Dr Manmohan Singh’s name as prime minister .
Finally , one word to say , while we are going through this book , we felt that we really need Leaders and not the political Leadres to rule the country.