Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicDr APJ Abdul Kalam

Topic: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Not just Pranab Mukherjee, Mahatma Gandhi and Abdul Kalam too attended RSS events

From Mahatma Gandhi to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the RSS has continuously invited leaders of different affiliations to address its events in its 93-old history.

5000 km Agni-V completes full distance in sixth successful test

According to the DRDO, unlike other missiles of the series, Agni-5 is the most advanced with new technologies in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine.

It’s the highest office

APJ Abdul Kalam had a politician's tact, thick skin and magnanimity. He would make a pretty solid politician.

Kalam’s banana republic

Science is rational, transparent business. It should be open to competition and peer review. Wrap it in the tricolour, and you legitimise mediocrity.

His Rashtrapati reward

Adulation for Kalam as President will be short-lived. The rest of us will soon learn to treat him like a mortal instead of worshipping him.

The story behind why President Kalam sat on the floor while we sat on chairs

Chief Guest Kalam, in front row, got involved in a debate on media ethics, got so animated, he hauled himself on to the stage & intervened, seated on the floor!

Merely angry, Left-secular activism can’t defeat Modi

By choosing fury over fact, delusion over reason, passion over politics, Modi's enemies — beginning with the Congress — make Gujarat politics a one-horse race

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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