Bharat Jora Yatra starting from Kanyakumari is en route to Karnataka through Kerala. Of course, Rahul Gandhi is leading the yatra, but 117 passengers were selected from across the country to walk the yatra. Uttar Pradesh Minority Division Chief Shahnawaz Alam has also been with the Yatra for the past 15 days.
As a citizen of India, what he saw, what he learned on this journey… how South India is different from North India and despite all the differences – what is it that connects North and South India. Edited excerpts from a conversation with Shahnewaz Alam on these topics.