Yeah, its not Salaam Kalam ! but Welcome Back, Professor ! when the country’s most popular President ever returns to Anna University tomorrow after serving as the First Citizen of the country for the past 5 years. Damn, he left Anna before I joined and is coming back after I left Anna 🙂

I came across a well written post about APJ and could not help but post some bits of it here…

“…. Then, even before the editors could respond, the President came up and sat cross-legged on the edge of the stage as a stunned audience watched. The president of India was literally sitting at the feet of the country’s media denizens.”

“…. Nor is Kalam a khadi-clad hermit in an ashram, but rather uniquely someone who has the hairstyle of a rock star and the mind of a scientist ! ”

“…. In the past presidency was about the grandeur of a Mughal Garden. In Kalam’s India, it became about the novelty and excitement of a herbal garden, of flying a Sukhoi, of being in submarine or sharing a meal with jawans in Siachen.”

And one of the comments to this article – “Its really unfortunate that, more than 80 percent of citizens of INDIA wanted him back as president, we can not do anything except just seeing the tamasha of politics.”

Mr. President

And here comes the last poem from Kalam as President of India,

When you wish upon a star,

Makes no difference who you are

Anything your heart desires

Will come to you