It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. I had delivered a lecture 'Vision to Mission' and the session got extended from one hour to two. I had lunch with a group of research students and went back to class. As I was returning to my rooms in the evening the vice-chancellor, Prof. A. Kalanidhi, fell in step with me. Someone had been frantically trying to get in touch with me through the day, he said. Indeed, the phone was ringing when I entered the room. When I answered, a voice at the other end said, 'The prime minister wants to talk with you ...' Some months earlier, I had left my post as principal scientific adviser to the government of India, a Cabinet-level post, to return to teaching. Now, as I spoke to the PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, my life was set for an unexpected change. Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy. It offers insight not only into an extraordinary personality but also a vision of how a country with a great heritage can become great in accomplishment, skills, and abilities through effort, perseverance and confidence. It is a continuing saga, above all, of a journey, individual and collective, that will take India to 2020 and beyond as a developed nation.
সাধারণ পাঠক, চলচ্চিত্রে নবীন উৎসাহীদের জন্য এই রুপরেখা এই বইটি। ভারতবর্ষের মত বহুভাষী দেশেচলচ্চিত্র, সবাক চলচ্চিত্রও বহুভাষী। হিনি, বাংলা, তামিল-তেলেগু, মালয়ালম-কন্নড়, অসমীয়, ওড়িয়া, আরও অন্যান্য ভাষার চলচ্চিত্র নির্মিত হচ্ছে। ভাষার বৈচিত্রের পাশাপাশি আছে ধরণের বৈচিত্র।
"What do you mean not enough rooms?" I said to Arijit Banerjee, the lobby manager of the Goa Marriott.
"See, what I am trying to explain is ...." Arijit began in his modulated, courteous voice when mom cut him off.
ভারতের ভিতরে অরুন্ধতী জড়িয়েছেন নর্মদা বাঁধ আন্দোলনের সাথে, উড়িষ্যার আদিবাসি গ্রামে গিয়ে ভুুমি উচ্ছেদের বিরুদ্ধে দাড়িছেন, ছত্তিশগড়ের মা্ওবাদীদের পক্ষে ঘোষনা করেছেন..তার স্পষ্ট অবস্থান।
সচেতন পাঠক অবশ্যই লক্ষ্য করবেন যে মেকলের সাময়িক পত্রিকার জন্য লিখিত নিবন্ধগুলি বাহ্যত পুস্তক সমালােচনা মাত্র। তবে এখানে লেখক পুস্তক সমালােচনা ব্যাপারটা ছদ্মবেশ হিসেবে কাজে লাগিয়েছেন। উদ্দেশ্য, সুযােগটা কাজে লাগিয়ে মূল বিষয়ে স্বীয় অভিমত ব্যক্ত করা। অতএব এখানে বলার দরকার করে না যে, বর্তমান ক্ষেত্রে মসিয়ে পেরিয়ার একজন রিচার্ড রাে মাত্র। এই মসিয়ে পেরিয়ারকে আর কোথাও উল্লেখ করা হবে না। এর নাম ব্যবহার শুধু মেকিয়াভেলিকে আদালতে হাজির করার জন্য।
A thirteen-year-old girl in Netherlands is given a diary for her birthday. Two days later she starts writing in it. It would have been the typical diary of a typical teenage girl, only it was the June of 1942, Adolf Hitler had launched his aggressive campaign against the Jews of continental Europe; his armies had taken over much of the continent already Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland falling one after the other like matchsticks-and when the Germans entered Netherlands, the little girl, also a Jew, went into hiding with her father Otto Frank, her mother Edith, sister Margot, and another family of three in a sealed-off room concealed behind a wooden bookcase in the upper annex of the building her father worked in, in Amsterdam. There she would remain in hiding with the others for two years until they would all be betrayed and then whisked away by soldiers of the occupying German forces to a concentration camp where she would ultimately die of typhus, a mere two weeks before she would have been liberated along with the others by British troops had she managed to pull herself through the illness, Anne Frank was fifteen years old when she died in that Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in the early days of March 1945, her short young life snuffed out tragically by the workings of a twisted manic ideology. Born in June 1929, Anne Frank would have probably led a life of obscurity had her diary not been published by her father in 1947. She would have remained a number, a faceless statistic lost in a government file supposedly documenting the human side of the Second World War. But, it was not to be so. Though she had started writing in her diary in the summer of 1942, it had never been with the intention of creating a record of her experiences as a Jew in hiding Anne's diary was, for her, a space to express herself in the most honest and candid of terms. She shied away from writing nothing, revealing all and baring her very soul on the pages of the diary. However, in March 1944, Anne heard a radio broadcast by a member of the Dutch government in exile in London who spoke of wanting to create a public archive of the Dutch people's experiences of oppression under the German regime. He asked the people to save all their letters, their diaries, journals, and photographs for they would all prove invaluable to his project. Inspired, Anne began editing her journal with the intention of submitting it for publication once the war was over. She worked her way through two years of writing, always staying true to what she had seen and been through, to what she had written. Today, Anne Frank's diary is one of the most important documents to have survived Hitler's madness. Official records and political discourses aside, it is through the victim and the survivor's voices alone that a human story can be woven out of historical tragedies, and Anne's diary does just this. She was thirteen years old when she started writing. She had nothing to prove, no hidden agendas to achieve, no propaganda to spread. She wrote simply because she wanted to. She wrote with the great innocence and sincerity that only children can possess, but what she wrote was not as innocent as she herself was, Amidst all the controversies and debates that have surrounded the Holocaust, Anne's diary, one of the most meticulously-maintained and revealing of documents to come from the victims' side, has become a symbolic text of the Holocaust. Children read abridged versions of the diary as a part of their academic curriculum to acquaint themselves of what a girl their age faced during a particularly terrible time in the 1940s. Academicians and historians revolve works of great merit around it, using it as an authentic source point of historical truth. Of the diary itself, Dutch journalist and historian Jan Romein said in 1946, that although 'stammered out in a child's voice, it 'embodies all the hideousness of fascism, more so than all the evidence at Nuremberg put together Anne's voice has reached out across continents and generations. Her diary has kept the victims of Holocaust from slipping into an otherwise inevitable anonymity. She has given others like her a face and a life. She has made it real for all those who lived through it and for those who came after her, like us. It is said that the wound the psyche of