Summary and Review of Ignited Minds by APJ Abdul Kalam

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Ignited Minds by APJ Abdul Kalam is the second book in his trilogy on the life of the former president. In this book, he gives his readers an insider's view of his work as a scientist, teacher, and administrator throughout his life.

Prologue

The book is about the life of APJ Abdul Kalam. It tells you how he became an engineer, a scientist and the President, who was loved by all. Most importantly it talks about his thoughts to make India better. 

It gives us a glimpse into his childhood days when he used to study in night school. During daytime he worked as a newspaper delivery boy to support his family's income. And then he moves on to talk about his college days where he was always top notch student in all exams despite being very poor financially as compared to other students around him who were from rich families.

And then after graduating from his college, APJ Abdul Kalam went on to become one of India’s most loved scientist because of his passion for science which helped us win wars against our enemies like Pakistan and China. His contributions to India's space and defense tech made us feel safe because now no one can attack us without getting their own heads blown off first!

Plant the Seed

The book though outlines his life it consists of his thoughts, ideas and knowledge in the form of story telling. He was an inspiration to everyone who met him or read about him. This book aims to spread that message of inspiration through various mediums including print, online videos and podcasts.

The first chapter of this book is called "Plant the Seed," which is about how to plant the seed of inspiration in your life. It begins with describing what inspired him to write this book.

It also talks about some of his experiences that inspired him. He then talks about how he was influenced by the teachings of great thinkers such as Swami Vivekananda, Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi.

Chapter 2 - Stampede of Dreams

Dreams are the theme of this chapter. The author explores the importance of dreams in the Indian culture and in his own life. He explains that he came from a poor family, but all he wanted was to be an engineer. He talks about how his father would tell him that it might not be possible for him to be an engineer because there weren’t any colleges nearby where he could study, but APJ Abdul Kalam never gave up on his dream—he said that when you believe something is possible, then your mind will find a way to make it happen. In another section of this chapter, Kalam talks about how important it is to have determination when pursuing your goals—you must not only dream but also do everything in your power to make those dreams come true!

The title of the chapter is "Stampede of Dreams," which refers to the stampede in Mumbai that took place in 2004 when thousands of people were trying to get into a stadium where Kalam was speaking.

Chapter 3 - A Nation Transformed

This chapter is a collection of essays written by APJ Abdul Kalam. He has given this book the name Ignited Minds, which is derived from his speech delivered in 2003 at the convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. The foreword written by Shri S. Radhakrishnan gives readers an idea about what they will be reading in this chapter.

The book contains seven chapters and each one focuses on some aspect of life, society or nation-building that needs to be changed for betterment. In this chapter titled "A Nation Transformed", you will see how India can become a developed country by 2022 with proper planning from both citizens and government officials alike.

The book is published by Rupa Publications, which has a long history of publishing books on social and cultural issues. The book received many positive reviews from critics all over the world, including those at Amazon.

Chapter 4 - The Three Traits

The three traits are curiosity, courage and compassion.

These are the three essential qualities that you need to ignite your mind. These are also three essential qualities that you need to ignite the minds of others around you. In fact, when we think about this idea of igniting minds, it is not just for us but for our future generations as well.

For example, if we cultivate courage in ourselves through determination then we will be able to face challenges with courage instead of fear or hesitation which can hold us back from achieving great things in life or even just everyday tasks like getting dressed in the morning! Similarly if we are curious about new things and willing to explore them despite whether they're familiar or unfamiliar then this will help keep our minds active by continually challenging them with new information rather than becoming complacent with what we already know—and who knows what new possibilities might open up when we allow ourselves this opportunity? Or finally if we develop compassion towards those around us then perhaps that could lead us towards greater understanding between individuals who may otherwise feel isolated from one another due perhaps due cultural differences--this might then provide a foundation for peace between nations as well; imagine how far reaching such positive changes could go!!

Chapter 5 - The Science of Imagination

Imagination is the ability to create mental images. To have an imagination, you must be able to think of things that do not exist in reality. This can be a source of creativity and problem solving. The ability to imagine is important for innovation because it allows you to see new possibilities and make connections between different ideas or concepts. Imagination can also help inspire learning because it gives people new ideas about how something might work or what could happen if certain changes were made to an object or situation.

Imagination is a source of inspiration. It helps people think creatively and come up with new ideas that inspire them to achieve their goals. The ability to imagine is important for innovation because it allows you to see new possibilities and make connections between different ideas or concepts. Imagination can also help inspire learning because it gives people new ideas about how something might work or what could happen if certain changes were made to an object or situation.

Imagination is the ability to create mental images. To have an imagination, you must be able to think of things that do not exist in reality. This can be a source of creativity and problem solving. The ability to imagine is important for innovation because it allows you to see new possibilities and make connections between different ideas or concepts. Imagination can also help inspire learning because it gives people new ideas about how something might work or what could happen if certain changes were made to an object or situation

Chapter 6 - The Ignited Minds

This chapter focuses on the importance of imagination and innovation. It starts off with a few examples from history and then goes into some general concepts about imagination, creativity, and innovation.

Imagination is the first step towards creating something new or innovative in any field. The ability to imagine the future, think outside of the box, and have a big picture view of things is what helps us innovate. When we are able to see patterns that no one else can see, we can build new technologies or create entirely new fields of science.

Imagination also allows us to dream up all kinds of things that may not be possible at this time but could possibly become reality someday soon if enough people believe in them enough so they’re willing to dedicate their time and energy towards making them happen! This is how many great inventions were made throughout history: someone had an idea that seemed crazy at first but ended up changing everything forever once they made it happen!

Chapter 7 - Army Life and Marriage

At the age of 14, Kalam was sent to a small town in southern India where he lived with his elder brother. Here he completed his secondary education at Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram. At 17 years old, he graduated from Loyola College in Madras (now Chennai). After graduating from college, Kalam joined the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as a scientist.(Kalam had finished standard 12th in 1959.). He began his career at DRDO with a short service commission; however after six years he resigned to join ISRO.(Kalam joined ISRO as project director).

After a successful career with ISRO and DRDO, Kalam joined the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad as a professor of technology and societal change.

Chapter 8 - Family Life

This chapter opens with a beautiful story about Dr. Kalam’s wife, Mrs. Veena Vardhan. He tells us how they met and fell in love when he was 15 years old. They were married at the age of 17 by their families, but they waited until they were 23 before getting married officially (after completing university). The couple has three children: Ashok, Mridula and Aishwarya.

The rest of the chapter is dedicated to stories about his family members and how they affected his life choices, specifically in relation to employment opportunities and philanthropy activities that Dr. Kalam was involved with during his career as an engineer or scientist working on India's defense industry projects such as SLV-3 missile project."

Ashok is an entrepreneur and a consultant on technology matters. His daughter Mridula is a computer engineer who works in the United States, while his second son Ashok is an entrepreneur and consultant with expertise in technology. Aishwarya, Dr Kalam’s granddaughter, was born on her grandfather's 80th birthday.

Chapter 9 - The Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) and the Defense Technology Commission (DTC)

The Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) is a public sector undertaking, established in 1958. It is involved in research and development of defense technologies, developing military platforms and missiles. The DRDO has its headquarters in New Delhi with five regional offices located at Mumbai, Hyderabad (Telangana), Pune (Maharashtra), Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Chandigarh. It also has about 35 laboratories across the country.

One of the major responsibilities of DRDO is to develop futuristic technologies for various branches of defense forces like army, navy and air force. These include laser-based systems for warfighting applications such as navigation guidance systems for missiles; high energy lasers for anti-aircraft combat systems; underwater acoustic communication systems; missile launch detection sensors etc. Another area where DRDO plays a vital role is development of information technology based products like satellites which will help improve communication infrastructure throughout India

Chapter 10 - Sailing In Troubled Waters

The book describes his time as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister. He describes in detail the challenges he faced, and how he helped to resolve them. The book also describes how he was able to overcome these challenges, and the impact that he had on India's scientific community and on the country as a whole.

This chapter is about making India a true superpower by 2020 by making each one of us work towards this goal together."

This book is not just a biography, but also an inspiring story of how each one of us can make our country better. The author has used his personal experiences as examples to motivate people into taking action and making India a superpower

Chapter 11 - India 2020 and Vision 2020

India 2020, Vision 2020 and Ignited Minds are all part of the same series. All three books were published in 2016 and are based on speeches, writings and thoughts of APJ Abdul Kalam. In this book you will find insights into his vision for India in 2020 along with ideas about how we can get there through innovation and creativity.

The book is a collection of his speeches, writings and thoughts which show an inspiring path to developing a country that not only has high standards but also can achieve them.

Ignited Minds is an inspiring book that can help you re-imagine your life.

Ignited Minds is a collection of speeches and interviews by former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam. It's an excellent resource for anyone looking to re-imagine their life or learn more about the inspiring vision he shared with others.

Ignited Minds will help you develop your vision for the future, explore your goals, and build confidence in yourself.

The book is also helpful if you're creating your outline or want to develop speaking skills by reading it out loud at home.

In the end, Ignited Minds is a great read that will inspire you to do better. The author has written his book so that it's easy to understand and makes you feel like you can accomplish anything. It truly is an inspirational book. 

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