I was born Mumtaz Ali Khan. My guruji used to call me Madhukar. M is also the first letter in manav, manushya.
The idea of a padayatra?
The idea came to me a few years ago, but I didn’t have the guts. We are such diverse people, this is intended to be unifying.
There has been an effort to use religion for vested interests. Our idea is to prevent it.
How far have you come?
Nearly 5,840 kilometres so far, with another 2,000 to go.
You’ve travelled through most of the country. Any signs of tension?
We’ve heard about so-called communal problems. What I’ve seen is that it is a country of the young, who are open to dialogue.
You say religion is a facade.
Across the world over time, teachings have been formulated to suit people. We are different because there are so many schools of thought. I believe in religiosity.
Your view on the ongoing...