This is a must read.
My name is not Hades. Some of the more intelligent readers of The Times of Bullshit, no doubt, suspect that.
My name is Shoaib Daniyal. No, that won’t do. My name is Shoaib Mohammed Daniyal.
You say that you killed 195 people in Mumbai to avenge the maltreatment that people like me with names like Mohammed have faced in India.
Let me tell you something about my self. I did my schooling in Calcutta in one of the city’s finest schools—La Martiniere for Boys. I completed my graduation in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and am now employed with a premier business research firm in Gurgaon.
If there was wide spread discrimination against Muslims, as you claim, how did these institutions take me in? A cursory look at my name is all it takes, if you want to discriminate.
That’s not to say that India is perfect. To get a house in Gurgaon I had to lie about my religion. I claimed I was Christian, playing up the similarity between ‘Daniel’ and ‘Daniyal’. People would not let out their house to a person named Shoaib Mohammed Daniyal.
We need more such voices. More than ever.
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