`Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges` is more about Kalam`s vision for his country rather than about himself. He tries to provide a blueprint for development, and for reforms in the government and judiciary.
Dr.Kalam is a strong advocate for the use of technology and a proponent of e-governance. Even the little bits of personal experience during his term that he gives, he links with these ideas. For instance, he mentions the controversial dissolution of the Bihar assembly for which he later offered to resign. But, he does not focus on the political or personal implications of this decision, instead, he chose to highlight his use of electronic communication in lending his approval to this move, for he was in Moscow at that time.
He made the office of the President accessible to the public. He used his popularity and high visibility to inspire the youth of the country and convince them to believe in his 2020 vision for India. He urged the young people to dream big, and to believe in their country`s destiny. Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges describes the term in office of one of the most charismatic Presidents of the country.
APJ Abdul Kalam is an author, scientist, and former President of India. Kalam has written Developments In Fluid Mechanics And Space Technology, India 2020: A Vision For The New Millennium, My Journey: Transforming Dreams Into Actions, and You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond.
Kalam was born on 15th October, 1931, in Madras Presidency, British India. He finished his schooling from Rameshwaram Elementary School. He then went on to obtain his undergraduate degree from the University of Madras, in Physics. In 1955, he went to Madras to pursue his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. In 2002, Kalam was made the 11th President of India. He is presently a visiting lecturer at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. He is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, Ramanujan Award, and Veer Savarkar Award.