A.P.J. Kalam was the son of a boat owner in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. He rose to be a defense scientist which resulted in being awarded the highest civilian award of India, the Bharat Ratna. He demonstrated great potential for dynamism and innovation in the research establishments.
The autobiographyWings of Fire: An Autobiography is about his personal and professional struggles. Kalam mentions about his early life, effort, hardship, fortitude, luck and chance that eventually led him to lead Indian space research, nuclear and missile programs. He began his career, soon after his graduation from Aerospace engineering at MIT (Chennai), India at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited where he was assigned to build a prototype of a hovercraft. Later, when he was in ISRO, he assisted in developing Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre which became the first space launch-vehicle program.
Some optimistic quotes from the great man:
Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you,
But to help you realise your hidden potential and power,
Let difficulties know that you too are difficult.
All birds find shelter during a rain.
But Eagle avoids rain
By flying above the clouds.
Problems are common,
but attitude makes the difference.
His humble origins did not stop him and he went on to become the President of India. He has taught us to be optimistic, to dream big and be achievers in life.
*/This post is inspired by WPC Optimistic. This week show us something you’re optimistic about, or perhaps a talisman that helps you stay positive and hopeful, regardless of what life throws your way./*
Like the seeds dreaming beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring.
A book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us.
~ Franz Kafka
Two pics from a train ride from California to Seattle. A frozen lake at 8.30am
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
~ Langston Hughes
*/ The above post is inspired by Sylvain Landry’s photo challenge Snow. What real winters with snowman, sledges, skis, boots, gloves … And everything that makes the imagination of this cold season … /*
The alphabets ‘EXP’ are placed in such a way that caught my eye and I captured this photo.
‘EXP’, could be Experience, Expert, Expression, Experiment…and so on.
Well, here it stands for Experimental Theatre at NCPA, (National Centre for Performing Arts) in Mumbai. The Experimental Theatre is a 300-seat theatre at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India. It is a perfect platform for innovative theatre productions as well as small-scale dance and music performances.
The above image has a significant ‘R’ alphabet.
It could mean Red, Rejoice, Rejuvenate, Relaxing.
Well, this is R City Mall, owned by Runwal Group, a shopping mall located in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. The mall spreads across 1.2 million square feet with the capacity to house 139 stores. It is an amazing place to hang out and it is cool, it is beautiful, it is amazing. A great mall with great food and with a perfect balance of location and comfort. Great for relaxing.
*/ This post is inspired by Weekly Photo ChallengeAlphabet. This week, let the alphabet be your inspiration: find a string of letters. Try a multi-photo gallery to collect images of single characters. Find some beautiful typography, or look for letters hidden in natural forms./*
The feeling of flying in the balloon is indescribable. Once in the hot air balloon, it does not feel as if you are on an edge of a cliff. There is a feeling of weightlessness as you drift along. You are floating in the air.
The wind is an essential factor to be considered for a balloon ride.
You get mesmerised by the aerial view of the fabulous Amber Fort, Jal Mahal and the aerial view of Jaipur. Jaipur is a real adventure destination. It is a once in a lifetime and exhilarating hot air balloon flight. Jaipur also called the ´Pink City’, has magnificent forts and palaces.
*/This post is inspired by Weekly Photo challenge Weight(less). This week, share a photo of something marked by its weight — or its air of weightlessness. Show us gravity at its most unforgiving, or most generous.