Aditi and Satvik were allowed to ask whatever they wanted to learn from the President about the India they will inherit. And just what it was the 72-year-old First Citizen thought they must do to involve themselves in the process of nation-building. The President's staff promised 20 minutes, the President gave them 50. (Details of their experiences are available from their articles on the RHS bar). Full text of the interview, excerpts from which appear in the print issue:
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: Why don't we start with you telling me what you do and what you want to be?
Satvik Sarwade: I'm in my final year civil engineering at IIT Kharagpur and I want to be an entrepreneur.
Aditi Banerjee: I'm a...