When President A P J Abdul Kalam consented to appear on the Rediff Chat on November 14, 2005 -- which also flagged off rediff.comís 10th anniversary celebrations -- he was only taking forward what he had initiated when he moved into Rashtrapati Bhavan in July 2002: Meeting young Indians from all walks of life, and exchanging ideas with them.
After the Rediff Chat concluded, the President led us to his living room, to both pose for photographs and to chat with us. Before taking leave of us, his instruction to his staff was: "Please make sure you serve them tea, coffee and snacks." To us, it showed his concern.
The band of rediff staff who were at Rashtrapati Bhavan came away with fond memories of the interaction with the Peopleís President.
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