A Journey to Unite India – the Bharat Jodo Yatra

This recording is part of a new endeavour at the Governance Post, the Shaping Tomorrow podcast. The motto of the Hertie School is ‘Understanding Today, Shaping Tomorrow’. With this podcast, we aim to talk to tomorrow’s policymakers to get their views on all that concerns our world today.

This episode delves into a recent political movement in India, the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Neeraj Tom Savio talks with Abhijeet Panda and Oishik Dasgupta about the movement that seeks to unite the country against communalism and hatred. The trio talk about the objectives of the movement, its impact and the reactions to it. 

Produced by Neeraj Tom Savio.

Views expressed by the speaker(s) do not represent the Hertie School.

Neeraj Tom Savio is a Master of International Affairs candidate at the Hertie School of Governance. Hailing from India, he is passionate about International Security, Politics and Global Governance, especially in the context of the Global South. Having had an interdisciplinary background, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Political Science and Sociology, he aspires to decipher complex stories and report about the polyphonic narratives within, from around and about the world through his interdisciplinary perspective. He is particularly, and by his own admission perhaps quixotically, interested in the promises and possibilities that greater political integration holds for South Asia.

Oishik Dasgupta is a first year student of the Masters in International Affairs at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He currently serves on the Board of the Hertie School Representatives Council. He has his Bachelors in Economics, Politics & Sociology from Christ University, Bangalore, India. Prior to joining Hertie, Oishik was a Policy Consultant at APCO Worldwide dabbling clients from various sectors from energy to education.

Abhijeet Panda is a triple major in Communication and Media, English and Psychology from Christ Deemed to be University, Bangalore. He is passionate about International Affairs and is presently enrolled at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, in the prestigious Masters in International Affairs programme. He aims for a career at the United Nations. Abhijeet believes in the true potential of good leadership and aims to frame policy at an international level. He is an avid debater, a graduate in fine arts, a theater lover, and a United Nations enthusiast.