What Can I Give?: Life Lessons from My Teacher, A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM

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Penguin UK, Jul 27, 2016 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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A book in memory of the country’s most loved teacher. Dr Kalam is often remembered as a teacher par excellence, whose words, thoughts and very life were lessons in many ways. This book is dedicated by his student Srijan Pal Singh, who worked closely with him, right till the last day of his life. Recollecting his mentor’s values, oaths and messages to the youth, Srijan beautifully shares the lessons Dr Kalam taught beyond the classroom. A peek into his daily routine, travels, reflections on various national and international issues, anecdotes and quips, this book helps readers get up-close and personal with the greatest Indian of contemporary times. Featuring many little-known stories and never-before-seen photographs, as well as certain expressions that were classic Dr Kalam, this heart-warming memoir will inspire and enlighten, immortalizing the words and actions of a beloved leader.
 

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Contents

Introduction
First Impressions
Medals Come with Responsibilities
Criticism Comes with a Heavy Debt
Hard Work Deserves the Greatest Respect
What Will I Be Remembered For?
Critical Stakes Awaken Your Hidden Potential
The Old General with Bright Ideas
The Presidential Elections 2012
Intelligence Is beyond Education
Freedom Chai
Why Did You Not Get Married?
If You Cannot Control Fear Ignore
My Only Regret
Centenary Celebrations
Learnt a Life Lesson in Giving

Think SolutionEven if It Is Compact
Greatest Bliss
April Bloomers
Water Is a LifeGiver
There Is a Fellow in There
Make Your Mother Smile
Science and Spirituality
If You Consume from the Past You Owe a Debt to the Future
Heed the Voice of the Grass Roots
Respecting and Celebrating Differences
PicturePerfect
When You Trust Your Ability You Should Not Fear Taking Risks
These Are My People
Live to Give
Goodness Is in the Colours of Compassion and Empathy
From Missile Man to Smile Man
True Religion Is Service in Oblivion
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About the author (2016)

Srijan Pal Singh is an engineer and management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was with the Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (IIST) where he directly worked with Kalam as a scientific advisor.

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