“Dream is not something that you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.” Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam redefined the meaning of a dream for us. He taught us how to dream and persevere, to dream and achieve and to dream with a purpose of service. Author Shamim Padamsee has put together a touching biography of Dr. Kalam, who set a blazing example for the citizens of India to rise like a missile facing all odds and be a source of inspiration for all those who dare to dream!
Sit back and count down as you blast into the Indian odyssey of space technology, synonymous to the purpose of life of ‘The People’s President’ of India. From a wage earner at a tender age to the ‘Missile Man’ of India, the life of Dr. Kalam is about failure and learning, success and humility and service with no expectations in return.
The story rhythmically sways from text to comic and back again encapsulating the timeline and the narrative like waft and weave. The anecdotal stance of the book makes this biography enthralling and absorbing. Dr. Kalam’s journey from a small town of Rameshwaram to Rashtrapati Bhavan has been captured in its true consciousness by the author. The harmony of the text and illustrations compel you to turn page after page till you reach the E.N.D. However, for Dr. Kalam it is only ‘Effort Never Dies.’
Dr. Kalam’s quotes are seamlessly presented in every chapter and leave a profound impression on the reader’s mind. This book will grip the attention of both an adult and a child. It is a must read, not once, not twice but every time one faces a N.O. or a F.A.I.L. in life. Dr. Kalam will remind you it is but a ‘Next Opportunity’ and a ‘First Attempt in Learning.’
To read an interview with the author by Hindu Newspaper click: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/The-Kalam-effect/article14492...