The Path Unexplored

Book’s Features:

Title The Path Unexplored
Author Dr. A S Pillai
Publisher Pentagon Press
EAN 9788182747906
Publication Year 2014
Binding Hardcover
Number Of Pages 298
Language English

Short Description:

This book describes the journey of BrahMos which made India a World Leader in missile technology with the fastest, high precision supersonic cruise Missile, realized in short time with a novel collaborative effort between India and Russia. It is the first time experience in an unexplored path to demonstrate “we can do it”.

While pondering over all hardships, collaborative efforts and all related issues, a strong thought came to the author’s mind that a book should be written on the experiences associated with the making of BRAHMOS. If not written properly, the efforts and techniques would be forgotten in the times to come and the youth may have to reinvent what has already been invented. Hence the ideas of drafting a book on the story of India’s transitional voyage – BRAHMOS, whose equivalent is yet to be born, came in to existence.

As the objective of the book is to reach everyone, deep technological intricacies have not been discussed and utmost care has been taken in maintaining the secrecy which relates to the design and performances of the weapon system, as BRAHMOS being a frontline weapon system for Indian Armed Forces. The appendix contains the fundamentals required for understanding a missile. If the reader is a novice to missile terminologies, it is strongly recommended that the reader must get acquainted with the basics of guided missile. This book has been divided into many parts to cover various aspects of the voyage.

Thoughts For Change – We Can Do It

Thoughts For Change – We Can Do It

Book’s Features:

Title Thoughts for Change: We can do it
Author APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr. A S Pillai
Publisher Pentagon Press
EAN 9788182747074
Binding Paperback / Hardcover
Number Of Pages 316
Language English

Short Description:

The future of India is going to be completely dominated by technology. I our daily life, we find ourselves so dependent on technology and this dependence is likely to increase manifold in the times to come. Technology is not only the synonym of advancement but also a way to live life, which should be endowed with social security, economic security and health security. The key to these securities lies in technology. In the modern world, the expectancy of life has increased, which was a distant dream in the past. Many new inventions and the apt use of technology saw through many health care measures which are cost effective, so that a common man can afford it. Moreover, the quality of healthcare has improved drastically due to technology interventions. The military might of a nation is directly proportional to its technological excellence which ensures national, economic and social security. But the relationship of various securities and technology is not all that simple. It requires high quality research input. Development of high technology and later its translation into high quality and reliable systems takes years of hard work by a group of experts. Development and exchange are constant processes and one should keep striving for betterment. The inquisitiveness developed through research activity, propels one to strive further. The inquisitiveness is the fuel for research. High quality research leads to development of high quality and reliable systems, which make a country developed and advanced.

The growth of science and technology has been phenomenal in the recent past, improving the quality of life of the human being. The emergence of new technologies has opened up myriad of applications and now it is left to the ingenuity and imagination of the human mind to explore and exploit them further. With the established base of multiple technologies all over the world, scientific minds have to come together for new innovations and increased efficiency for energy independence, access to drinking water, curing of dreaded diseases, clean and green environment, safe living, so that there is happiness everywhere and billions of people can smile. Core competencies of the nations can be integrated to form World Knowledge Platforms with technology driven mission mode programmes for achieving the above need.

Taking into account India’s specific requirements of value based education and skill development of the large youth power and in order to focus the energy in the direction of development for achieving global leadership for India, ten unique technologies have been discussed. These technologies are multi-disciplinary, amalgamating various disciplines of science and engineering leading to new products and capabilities. This provides an opportunity to the youth to elevate to a higher level of knowledge and to think and to think differently from the yesteryear generation leading to innovation of high performance products. This will result in competitiveness of the Nation in the globalised world.

India is blessed with the largest youth power in the world. Skill and value system will make India a globally demanded source for human resource. Ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth, above the earth and under the earth. Their knowledge, courage and devotion will certainly make India a great nation, once again!

Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgements

Part I: Technology and its Development in the Control Era
1. Multifacets of Technology
2. Challenges in Building Technological competence
3. High Technology Development-The Indian Scenario

Part-II : Building High Technologies
4. Technology Forecasting
5. Strategy for Development
6. Methods of technology realization
7. Technology collaboration-BrahMos as a Case Study
8. Combating Failures

Part-III : Shaping Future Leaders
9. Visionary Leaders
10. Evolution of Future Societies
11. Future Technologies and its impact on Organisation
12. New Generation Leadership Epilogue

Envisioning an Empowered Nation: Technology for Societal Transformation

Book’s Features:

Title Envisioning an Empowered Nation: Technology for Societal Transformation
Author APJ Abdul Kalam With A Sivathanu Pillai
Publisher TATA McGraw-Hill
ISBN-10 0070531544
ISBN-13 978-0070531543
Binding Hardcover
Number Of Pages 255
Language English

Short Description:

The aspiration of young minds to make the nation great is evident. It is important to recognise that India has a population of 700 million young minds. This is a large force which needs to be harnessed constructively towards a singular mission of making India a developed country. Like the young, every citizen of India would like to live in a happy, prosperous, peaceful and safe India.

The beauty of India can be seen in the deserts, mountains, seashores, forests and in the fields. India has a rich civilization, heritage, resource, talented workforce and above all there is potential due to the emergence of knowledge society. Still 26% of our population is below the poverty line, and illiteracy and large scale unemployment persists. While it is imperative to address these problems, it is also necessary to increase the economic growth. This can be achieved by an effective management of resources and manpower – our core competencies.

In recent years, technology has come to play a dominant role in improving the quality of life. Technology is the engine capable of driving a nation towards growth and prosperity, and giving it the necessary competitive edge in the comity of nations. Technology, thus, has an important role to play in transforming India into a developed country.

In the last few years, there have been significant developments and technological revolutions. Now a consensus has emerged in all the sections of the society, particularly among the youth and children, to live in a Developed Indian and take appropriate actions. Even the Indian families living abroad have expressed their desire to participate in missions to transform India into a developed nation. In this regard, a view has been felt to write this book. This book goes into specific details pertaining to the impact of technology on society, and the missions leading to a developed India by 2020.

Today, India has core competence in system design, system engineering, system integration and system management of launch vehicles, missiles and aircraft, and capabilities for developing critical technologies. This book brings out these aspects in an integrated manner through two important case studies on the design of a launch vehicle and a guided missile.

India has many successful experiences of managing mission mode programmes. We recognise the importance of technology and the role that it can play while formulating policies and implementing programmes in mission mode. Today, the requirement is to create a suitable environment in tune with the times, and India’s transformation into a knowledge society. For harnessing the potential of the youth and the resources, creative leadership is essential.

Networking of thoughts and deeds of one billion people towards a common goal of making India a developed nation is indeed the need of the hour.