Kalam was born in 1931, the son of a little-educated boat owner in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. His father was also the imam of the small mosque in Rameswaram. He had an unparalleled career as a defence scientist, culminating the highest civilian award of India, Bharat Ratna. As a chief of the country's defence research and development programmer, Kalam demonstrated a great potential for dynamics and innovations that existed in seemingly moribund research establishment. This is the story of Kalam's own rise from obscurity and his personal and professional struggles, as well as the story of AGNI, TRISHUL and NAG missiles that have become household names in India and that have raised the nation to the level of a missile power of international reckoning. Since independence, India has sought in various ways, to self-realization, and to adulation and success.
The book begins with the childhood of Kalam's life. In the beginning, he introduces us to his family and tries to familiarize us with his birthplace Rameswaram. In the childhood, he was a great admirer of his father, Jainulabdeen. He was a man of great wisdom and kindness, and Pakshi Lakshmana Sastry, a close friend of his father and the head priest of the Rameswaram Temple. He had an ideal helpmate in his mother, Ashiamma. He was also influenced by his close friend, Ahmed Jallaluddin; he was about 15 years older than Kalam. With his friend, he talked about spiritual matters. This shows that he believed in spirituality and also believed in God or Khudah. He always went to Lord Shiva's temple with his friends. The latter part of the opening chapters, he introduces his cousin Samsuddin, his school teachers and all the people who were felt any difference amongst them. Here he expresses one event, which happened in his school days,
"Rameswaram Sastry, a new teacher of his school he could not stomach a Hindu Priest's son sitting with a Muslim boy. In accordance with our social ranking as the new teacher saw it, I was asked to go and sit on the back bench. I felt very sad, and so did my parents about the incident. Lakshmana Sastry summoned the teacher, and in our presence, told the teacher that he should not spread the poison of social inequality and communal intolerance in the minds of innocent children".
He completed his school education in the Rameswaram Elementary School and Schwartz High School, Rameswaram. In 1950, he joined St. Joseph's College Trichi, to study for the B. Sc degree course when he realized that physics was not his subject. Then, at last, he applied in Madras Institute of Technology, [MIT]. He or his family could not afford to spend that much of money for the course at MIT. Zohara, his sister stood with him. When he had in a specific branch of aeronautical engineering, the goal was very clear in his mind at that time. And he tried to communicate with different kinds of people. At MIT, their teachers shaped his thoughts, Prof. Sponder, Prof. Kal Pandalai and Prof. Narasingalu Rao. Each of them had carried distinct personalities. Last year MIT was a year of transition and had a great impact on his later life. From MIT, he went out to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, [HAL], at Bangalore as a trainer. There he worked on engine overhauling as part of a team. He had trained in radial engine-cum- drum operations.
After the completion of engineering, he had applied for the Air Force and Directorate of Technical Development and Production –DTP and PC (Air) of the Ministry of Defence. But he was not selected in Air Force because he failed to pass the physical fitness standards. Later, he was appointed in DTP and PC (Air) as senior scientific Assistant on basic salary only of Rs. 250 per month, in 1950. He had to create opportunities on his own. At the stage, he covered 32 eventful years of his life when he was just on the threshold of his career after graduation.
Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain, secretly raised by the Talons of Peace to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The five young dragons are destined to end the war that's been raging between the tribes of Pyrrhia — but how they'll do this, none of them knows.
Weight Loss Drinks – What You Need to Know.
A lot of people are using smoothies as a way to help them lose weight and get healthier. If you choose the right weight loss drinks, smoothies can be a good tool to help you lose weight. If you aren’t careful, however, you can end up gaining weight which is what you don’t want to do.
A typical smoothie weight loss program generally tells you to replace meals with smoothies high in nutrition and low in calories. You have the option of deciding how many meals you want to replace with weight loss drinks every day. You can eat a healthy breakfast or dinner and have smoothies for two meals or have the smoothies for every meal in the day.
There are different types of smoothies used in these weight loss drink diets. These weight loss drinks are smoothies made from fresh produce or smoothies made with a protein powder that provides the nutrition you need. You can make smoothies with a fruit or a mixture of fruits and vegetables depending on your taste.
It is possible you have watched a commercial about the Vita Mix machine or seen it in action at a store near you. The equipment is set up in stores and all sorts of fresh produce are blended together for customers to taste the results. If you have tried any of these smoothies, you know how delicious they are!
When you make smoothies made with fresh produce a regular part of your diet, you are going to see your health improve and you will feel great. These weight loss drinks give you tons of enzymes, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. These smoothies are so delicious that you almost forget that you are doing something good for your health when you drink them. It is a great way to treat yourself to a tasty drink while also improving your health and helping to speed up your weight loss.
You can make smoothies at home and take them anywhere you need to go including work or school. You can make smoothies and keep them at your office or at school for a healthy lunch. All you need to do is put the smoothie in a thermos and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to drink it.
The growing popularity of Jamba Juice is due to people realizing that smoothies are great weight loss drinks that taste delicious. The smoothies you get a Jamba Juice are not necessarily as healthy as a smoothie you could make in your own kitchen because the commercially prepared and stored smoothies may have extra sugar added to improve the taste. The extra sugar means extra calories that defeat the purpose of these weight loss drinks. When you make your own smoothies, you don’t have to worry about what is going in it because you are in control.