APJ Abdul KalamDr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is a renowned scientist, writer and administrator and was the eleventh president of India with tenure from 2002 to 2007. He was born to a 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. Dr. Kalam played a pivotal administrative role in the Pokhran II project. He has written autobiographies and books that detail his vision for the future of the country. He is a recipient of civilian awards, including the Bharat Ratna, and has authored several best-selling books such as Wings of Fire: An Autobiography, Turning Points: A journey through challenges. Other books by Dr. Kalam are 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.
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  • Guru Nanak

    The founding father of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev was born in a little village near Lahore in Pakistan in the year 1469. In an age of religious orthodoxy, hate and disharmony, Guru Nanak came to preach and convert, to blaze a new trail.

    Sreelata Menon traces the life and times of this spiritual master. She brings to life stories of the birth, childhood and the search for enlightenment of a little boy who, unhappy with the social conditions existing around him, sought to make a difference as he grew up. With Mardana, his best friend and companion, Guru Nanak spent twenty years and ...

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