Author: Ashish Choubey

Must Read: Kalam on his final day

[We are bringing you every minute detail of the list of events on the final day of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as narrated by Srijan Pal Singh who was accompanying him that final day] What I will be remembered for.. My memory of the last day with the great Kalam sir… It has been eight hours since we last talked – sleep eludes me and memories keep flushing down, sometimes as tears. Our day, 27th July, began at 12 noon, when we took our seats on the flight to Guhawati. Dr. Kalam was 1A and I was IC. He...

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A Tribute to the Missile Man of India

The beloved scientist, teacher, intellectual, motivational speaker, author and former President of India, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam is no more, but he’ll stay in the hearts of countrymen forever. He was the real son of India who devoted his entire life for the country and collapsed during his last lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. Dr. Kalam succumbed to the cardiac arrest doing what he really liked, teaching! Let’s peek into the entire journey of Kalam’s life Early Life A P J Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October 1931 to very humble parents in...

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Shocking: The People’s President Dr. Kalam Passes Away!

Former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in the Bethany Hospital of Shillong. He was admitted in the ICU ward of the hospital after being brought in from IIM Shillong where he collapsed at around 6:30 PM IST where he was delivering a lecture. Dr. Kalam was 83 years old and was going to celebrate his 84th birthday on 15th October. The last tweet of Dr. Kalam mentions his lecture event at IIM Shillong: https://twitter.com/APJAbdulKalam/status/625546195205648384 Earlier John Sailo Ryntathiang, director of Bethany Hospital where former President was admitted, had told IANS, “The former president was brought almost...

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Remembering Pancham Da: The Phoenix of Bollywood Music

It was just after the separation from his first wife that Pancham da was sitting at a hotel. In a few minutes he came up with the tune of a song “Musafir hoon mai yaaron” from the movie Parichay and the entire song was composed that night itself. This was the persona and attitude of one of the greatest composers of Bollywood R D Burman. R D Burman was born on 27th June, 1939 in the then Calcutta with the genius composer father, S D Burman. There are many tales to the name Pancham, one story says that when he cried during his childhood...

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Ramzan or Ramadan : Let’s Decode

While the sub-continent is busy debating over using Ramzan or Ramadan, we’ll reveal a few facts about this holy month. The whole furore is over the pronunciation of the name of this holy month of Muslims. The word Ramzan came into existence through Persian language, the mother of Urdu. The language Urdu is practiced in the Indian subcontinent majorly in India & Pakistan. On the other hand Ramadan inherits its pronunciation from the Arabic languages. Both usages are correct and serve the same purpose, but the pronunciations are different due to the difference in accents of the languages. Let...

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