Friday, August 10, 2012

Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India: Review

Author: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is one of the few very I sincerely respect. The way he has walked through life from being a nobody to the 11th president of India. And he has been able to do this solely because of his talent, determination and lots of hard-work.

Ignited minds is a book which really stands true to its title. This is one book which every Indian student or for that matter every student should read. This book analyses India's potential, its resources and asks a very important question that why haven't we been able to achieve what we should have by now, what are we missing??  Dr. Kalam narrates various incidents from his own life in this book and talks about how he never felt defeated in his failures and took them as important lessons in life. He talks about various students, teachers, schools , colleges and many other visionaries like Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. Azim Premji and how their work is helping to shape a better future for India.

Dr. Kalam gives no prescribed solution to our problems in this book, but he does lead us to a path on which we can find it. 


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  2. I have read a few books authored by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam which I bought on my last visit to Bangalore. One particular book discussed the long term strategies for the development of science and technology in India. He mentioned that he was inspired to formulate this long term plan by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, who during his tenure of office as PM, launched Vision 2020, a 30 year plan for the development of Malaysia....Dr Kalam is an illustrious and visionary son of India.

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