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POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Abdul Kalam, APJ Abdul Kalam

How APJ Abdul Kalam symbolised the best of India

The 'teacher' who would always impart knowledge to the next generation.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Hindutva, Muslims, Hindu right, BJP-RSS

Why Kalam - despite being a Muslim - is a favourite of Hindu Right

The BJP won't let the former president of India rest in peace.

HUMOUR

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Acronyms, APJ Abdul Kalam, M Venkaiah Naidu

First Modi, now Kalam. Venkaiah Naidu, stop with the acronyms

NDA's vice presidential candidate loves his acronyms.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
APJ Abdul Kalam, Dalits, Ram Nath Kovind

India's next President: Ram Nath Kovind is no APJ Kalam - Modi has made a mistake

BJP's hope of getting Dalit votes seems over-optimistic and not based on reality.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
APJ Abdul Kalam, ISRO, SLV-3

It took homegrown engineers with no foreign education to give ISRO its first giant leap

[Book excerpt] R Aravamudan, a pioneer of the Indian space programme, describes the ecstatic moment in this personal history.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Ab vajpayee, APJ Abdul Kalam

Why India won't see another Kalam in politics any time soon

His nomination to the post of president of India changed Indian politics for good.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Amitabh Bachchan, APJ Abdul Kalam, 2017 Presidential Elections, Rajinikanth

Why BJP must choose Rajinikanth as India's next President

There are uncanny similarities between APJ Abdul Kalam and the 'Amitabh Bachchan of the South'.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
APJ Abdul Kalam, Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi

Modi doesn't want India to see another Kalam for president

With Pranab Mukherjee set to retire in 2017, the PM will want conducive candidates for both president and vice-president.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
APJ Abdul Kalam, Mahesh Sharma, Lutyens' Delhi

Stop claiming Lutyens' Delhi as your own

For sons and daughters of dead politicians to squat in a bungalow valued at Rs 300 crore is a feudal practice that is now finally ending.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  5-minute read
Culture, Seularism, APJ Abdul Kalam, Mahesh Sharma

'Despite being a Muslim' Kalam's home is a compliment for Mahesh Sharma

Ministerial allocations may be exercises in corrosive irony, but the late 'people's president' had always been a darling of the Hindutva brigade.