Thursday, Jan 27, 2022

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Kalam And Islam

Jul 18, 2002 Najid Hussain

Does Kalam's Islamic liberalism, or following Hindu traditions make him less of a Muslim? Or is it Sangh Parivar's recognition of Kalam's work that has become a cause for concern for many Muslims leading them to question Kalam's religious roots and i

Recitations On The Republic Day?

Jun 19, 2002

The Prez-elect managed many firsts -- but unfortunately no recitations from reluctant journos -- and did provide a fascinating glimpse into his political savvy.

Allegiance Ruled By Expedience

Triumph of symbolism over secularism -- on the 'consensus' over Kalam and what it means and portends.

'Three Visions For India'

Jun 10, 2002 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

The so called People's Front dissolves, the Left looks for its own Muslim, while the congress goes into a funk on the nomination of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Insights into the mind of the man.

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