Abdul Kalam

Monday, September 16, 2002


The Kashmir Times discusses the powers of our President to implement his vision. Turns out that he can address the Parliament on any issue he feels like. Not surprising, perhaps, but no President has done it so far. It would be good if Dr. Kalam could ignite some passion in the minds of our leaders.


Two "nuclear heads" to meet. Dr. Kalam will be meeting Leonid Kuchma, President of Ukraine, designer of missiles and satellites.


Azad, from Akbarpur in Bihar, sent Dr. Kalam two rifle cartridges and a letter. Through the postman. Fortunately, Azad was mentally unstable, and thought it a good idea to send the cartridges to the President. (Hindustan Times)

Could anyone throw more light on this Azad?


Thursday, September 12, 2002


Why does India lick the American feet? Dr.Kalam has always been gunning for true freedom but we have others who want American support for everything


Wednesday, September 11, 2002


Interesting account of how Dr. Kalam's visit to MP resulted in a school at Khandwa. It is quite clear from his comments to the press, and his other actions, that children and education are a priority with him.

I wonder... is there an inside story behind that?


A summary of Dr. Kalam's 11 weeks of Presidency by The Straits Times. I found two pieces of information interesting: that he conducts classes at Anna University (Madras) through video-conferencing. And that he plans to establish centres with video facilities across the country so that students everywhere can communicate directly with him.


Tuesday, September 03, 2002


In response to Dr. Kalam's 3 questions on polls in Gujarat, the Supreme Court decided that it's OK to have elections till December, and will think about the rest of the questions on September 17th.


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