All these “stars” whoring themselves to #McDonald’s and what not at #Coachella URGH.
The original script of the Sylheti language is now considered almost extinct, and the Sylheti spoken language has been reduced to the status of “dialect”. Although known to have a rich history of literature, during the Liberation War of 1971, all printing presses that printed any literature in this language were destroyed and this writing system stopped being used. After the Bangladeshi people fought so hard for their country’s independence against the Pakistani rule, and the right to have Bengali as their official mother tongue, it was decided upon victory that the country of Bangladesh would be united under one language: Bengali. This led to the Sylheti language slowly being used less and less, and is now considered “a non standard form of Bengali”. Perhaps in a few hundred years, with barely any written literature to keep the language alive, and children all being taught “standard” Bengali as part of school curriculum, the spoken Sylheti language will join it’s written script counterpart and die out. I certainly hope not, I think the Sylheti language is beautiful.
"I am a footballer who happens to wear a hijab." Shireen Ahmed, a writer and advocate for Muslim women in sports, has blogged about FIFA’s ban on wearing hijabs on the field for years. Earlier this month, FIFA lifted its ban on head coverings. In a Huffington Post op-ed, Ahmed shares her thoughts on the announcement. “How can I be grateful for someone allowing me to do what I should have always been allowed do?” she asked.