Tim, I dont know why Darshan has not responded to the above post. But incidentally "Darshan" as well as "Engineer" are both valid (and to an extent common amoungst Parsis) first and last names, respectively, in India. And there are lots of such lastnames that are derived from the profession a person used to do, generations generations ago.
Though I cannt still vouch that its his real name.
Really? Adopting surnames from professions (Smith, Miller, Farrier, etc. ) was not uncommon in Europe, but the practice pretty well died out before engineering became a profession. And, of course a German would be "Schmidt" instead of Smith, reflecting the local language.
If this were an accounting forum and someone used the name "Montreal Ledger", we'd be just as incredulous. It happens, but it's a statistical stretch.
We're just trying to maintain the illusion that we're a bunch of highly competent and respectable professionals here. It's all the more challenging since in an international forum, you get all sorts of names even before people start making them up.
Not I have to leave town to find puzzlement. Locally, a popular name is "Thigpen". What are Thigs, why do they need to be confined, and what exactly does a pen for Thigs look like?
Science is the process of replacing what we "know" with what is TRUE. Politics, alas, often prefers to be the opposite.
Actually my name is perfectly according to the rules. Darshan means vision in sanskrit and Engineer is a surname of many Indians. In fact we have surnames like contracter,etc as well. Unfortunately u didnt understand that.
Also i did not feel that i should waste my time on such silly issues.
Regarding the question. yes that was a mistake. it was supposed to be placed in the appropriate forum. but got placed here wrongly.
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