May 29, 2023


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The moving autobiography of a former President

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My_JourneyOutlook (India) presents excerpts from My Journey, the autobiography of rocket scientist and former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam.

Every morning a large pile of newspapers, both in English and Tamil, is delivered to me. During my travels abroad I like to stay in touch with news from India, which I do by going online to read news articles and editorials in different magazines and papers. The wealth of information now available at the click of a finger amazes me. As a person closely involved with engineering and science, the march of technology should not surprise me, but when I juxtapose our lives today with what it was like 70 years ago, in a small south Indian town, the difference is startling even for me.

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