I can safely say, India is the best country to be born and brought up in if you are a Muslim! You can happily follow your own rituals and customs. Not just that, you can happily follow others’ rituals and customs too! A country where you celebrate Diwali, Christmas, Ganesh Chaturthi with equal gusto as you celebrate Eid. You can freely visit temples and churches and gurudwaras.
This is me after visiting a temple in Chail in Himachal Pradesh :
It just gets better if you’re in the creative field like acting.
That’s me in the picture below as a devout Hindu with sindoor and bindi.
And if you are aware of the Yayati-Devyani-Sharmishtha saga :
I had the honour of playing Devyani and spouting lines in sanskritised Hindi.
And that’s me as a Catholic woman!
I think i should make everyone happy 🙂 So im sharing a pic where I’ve played a Muslim too!
I conclude saying living in India is actually the best thing to happen to you not inspite of, but, because you are a Muslim.