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அக்கினிச் சிறகுகள் (edition 1999)

by Arun Tiwari

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Title:அக்கினிச் சிறகுகள்
Authors:Arun Tiwari
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Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam by Arun Tiwari

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I enjoyed the book more as a biography of Indian Space and Aerospace Innovations/advancements. And less of Dr. Kalam as a person.
But still worth a read to know more about ISRO, DRDL and others in India. ( )
  maheswaranm | Mar 20, 2014 |
A marvels tail of inspiration! ( )
  Pankaj.Kumar | Dec 20, 2013 |
A great buk!!
it must be put into the skul courses to encourage the children!! ( )
  dhruv_mastermind | Oct 3, 2007 |
Autobiography of Abdul Kalam and history of India's space explorations. An optimistic and empowering read. ( )
  ashishg | Feb 8, 2007 |
"This book is being released at a time when India's technological endeavours, to assert its sovereignity and strengthen its security, are questioned by many in the world. Historically, people have always fought among themselves on one issue or another. Prehistorically, battles were fought over food and shelter. With the passage of time, wars were waged over religious and ideological beliefs; and now the dominant struggle of sophisticated warfare is for economic and technological supremacy. Consequently, economic and technological supremacy is equated with political power and world control.
This story is an account, I hope, not just of my personal triumphs and tribulations but of the successes and setbacks of the science establishment in modern India, struggling to establish itself in the technological forefront. It is the story of national aspiration and of cooperative endeavour. And, as I see it, the saga of India's search for scientific self-sufficiency and technological competence is a parable for our times.
Each individual creature on this beautiful planet is created by God to fulfill a particular role. Whatever I have achieved in life is through His help, and an expression of His will. He showered his grace on me through some outstanding teachers and colleagues, and when I pay my tributes to these fine persons, I am merely praising His glory. All these rockets and missiles are His work through a small person called Kalam, in order to tell the several million mass of India, to never feel small or helpless. We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.
May God bless you!"
  rajendran | Oct 28, 2006 |
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