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It was like any other day on the Anna University campusinChennai. I had delivered a lecture 'Vision to Mission' andthesession got extended from one hour to two. I had lunch with agroupof research students and went back to class. As I wasreturning tomy rooms in the evening the vicechancellor, Prof. A.Kalanidhi,fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically tryingto get intouch with me through the day, he said.
Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. WhenIanswered, a voice at the other end said, 'The prime ministerwantsto talk with you ?' Some months earlier, I had left my postasprincipal scientific adviser to the government of India,aCabinet-level post, to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke tothePM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for anunexpectedchange.
Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story fromwhereWings of Fire left off. It brings together details from hiscareerand presidency that are not generally known as he speaks outforthe first time on certain points of controversy. It offersinsightnot only into an extraordinary personality but also a visionof howa country with a great heritage can become great inaccomplishment,skills and abilities through effort, perseveranceand confidence.It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey,individual andcollective, that will take India to 2020 and beyondas a developednation.
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