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TV show to tell Kalam’s life story ahead of his 87th birth anniversary

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 A week before late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalams 87th birth anniversary, which falls on October 15, National Geographic will delve deep into the life history of the icon to decipher the story behind his success, with the ongoing “Mega Icons” series.

In the October 8 episode of the series, rare facets of Kalam’s life will be played out.

It will narrate some significant events of India’s Missile Man’s life and will give a scientific breakdown of how these events turned him into a giant the nation reveres. Out of these, how he looked at failures and handled them, is something to be inspired from, said a statement from the channel.

Becoming a fighter pilot was his “dearest dream”. After graduating from MIT in 1958, he applied to fly fighter aircrafts for a young Indian Air Force. However, he did not get through. He was ranked ninth when only eight slots were available in the Indian Air Force. This was not the only failure that he faced.

Little did he know, the rockets that were supposed to put Indian Satellites into space, would be his biggest failure as a scientist. In a footage to be played as part of the show, Kalam says on the failure of SLV 3 Satellite Launch Vehicle: “1979… SLV 3 Satellite Launch Vehicle. I was the project director, mission director. My mission is to put the satellite in the orbit. Thousands of people work nearly 10 years. I reach the Launchpad, counter was going on. Computer put a hold, don’t launch it. I’m the mission director. I have to take a decision.

“The problem is there is a leakage in a system. Finally I took a decision, I bypassed the computer and I launched the system. This fellow went. First stage worked in a 4 stage rocket. Second stage got mad, it went into spin. Instead of putting the satellite in orbit, it put it in the Bay of Bengal.”

This failure could have been his ultimate defeat, but perhaps his roots in Rameswaram had taught him otherwise.

In the series, it is seen that how he always showed everyone how to learn from each and every failure. One year after the first launch crashed into the Bay of Bengal, the second SLV-3 rose like a phoenix out of the ashes.  Kalam, Project Director in the Indian Space Research Organisation, sent the SLV to space with its satellite, Rohini. India now was a spacefaring nation with an indigenous launch vehicle.

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Kerala Government Promises High Court; Will allot 2 days exclusively for women in Sabarimala

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New Delhi: Kerala government on Friday advised the Kerala High Court that it might take steps to ensure entry of women on the Sabarimala shrine. The Kerala government stated that they may be prepared to allot two days solely for entry of girls inside the temple. Four women have filed a petition in Kerala High Court in search of police protection for Sabarimala go to. They have sought guidelines from the court to state government to ensure protection and reserve days to facilitate only girls’s access inside the temple. The temple is slated to remain open until December 26, followed by way of some other month-long window till January 20, for an annual pilgrimage.

Many girls, together with social activists and journalists, have tried to attain the hilltop shrine in Sabarimala on account that Supreme Court’s verdict on September 28, in which, the apex courtroom allowed the entry of girls between the age group of 10-50 to go into the shrine. Protestors have however blocked the access of women and instead, urged the country government to take felony steps to revert the Supreme Court’s verdict.

The devotees believe that Lord Ayyappa is living in the Sabarimala in a nation of everlasting celibacy and women inside the menstruating age group have been banned from coming into the shrine. A Supreme Court bench, headed via former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, but, ordered that women have to be allowed to go into the temple, bringing up gender equality.

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Baby Girl in India miraculously survived even after being ‘run over’ by Train; Watch Video

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This is a one year old girl’s great scrape from death in India.

She dropped onto the tracks moments before a train got here roaring through the station in Uttar Pradesh state.

Remarkably, the one-yr-old survived.

Footage confirmed the baby’s body fitting smartly among the rails, that means the train surpassed over her with out inflicting any harm.

Her mom had in advance accidentally dropped her among the platform and the carriage as she was getting off any other train.

The incident happened in Mathura on Tuesday.

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Irrfan was my acting school: Mithila Palkar

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Mumbai, Nov 23; Mithila Palkar says acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan was like an “acting school” for her when she worked with him in “Karwaan”.The movie features Irrfan and Dulquer Salman.

On her experience of working with two well-known actors in the industry, Mithila said in a statement: “Initially it took me time to realise that I am sharing screen space with Irrfan Khan. But when I started working with him, a lot of times I would end up laughing in a scene.

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“I have never been to an acting school and on the sets of ‘Karwaan’, Irrfan was my acting school. By observing him, I learnt to improvise in the scenes along with focusing on the smallest of the details.”

Mithila also revealed her current favourite in Bollywood is Alia Bhatt. She feels Alia carries out brilliant roles with ease, and that really inspires her to push herself to perform better.

“Karwaan”, directed by Akarsh Khurana, will air on Sony Max on Saturday.

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