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The Kalam Effect

Had been to Abhijit's residence at Birla Complex, near Kharach (Kosamba). Nice township with many amenities. Visited the Sports Complex, called as the Narmada Club and then to the Central Library situated inside the Club.

While browsing through the books, came across this book "The Kalam Effect" written by P.M.Nair, who was the secretary of former president, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Issued it and started reading it.

I have always admired Kalam Sir. Read his autobiography "The Wings of Fire" many times and still love to read more about him. The book is an insight into the life a scientist as well as People's President. 

It starts with how Mr. Nair was confused and his initial apprehensions on being selected by Dr. Kalam as his secretary. Mr. Nair would have thanked his stars after the initial dilemma.

The language of the book is quite lucid as that of Dr. Kalam's other books. The color photographs in the books are a treat to watch the former president during different occasions.

Some of the things that I admired while reading the book are:

  1. Dr. Kalam's love for the ailing peacock.
  2. Sending back the bills for reconsideration.
  3. He would never disturb his staff, unless it is really urgent.
  4. His communication with the Supreme Power, God, whatever you call and how it saved the staff members from worrying.
  5. His ability to remember even the minutest details of each everything he received on his table.
  6. For him, everything was important.
  7. His vision for India.
In short, a must read for all admirers of Dr. Abdul Kalam. Thank you Mr. Nair for writing this book.

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