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To the background of my favourite @NinaSimoneMusic playing loudly, and because it is the time to share, please let me share with you my experiences growing up as a member of the BAME community:
I first realised I was different before 10. Kids pointing and laughing, saying I had faeces running down my legs. Of course, it was just the colour of my skin. I went home and covered myself in talcum powder. I was white now, I remember telling my mum.

Not an isolated incident. I have been picked up on my grammar and accent more than I can remember. That I only spoke #Gujarati for the first 5 years of my life should be celebrated, not made fun of. As recently as this year I was offered a dictionary.
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સારા નસીબ વગર ધનવાન કેવી રીતે બનવું:
translated @naval's original thread to #Gujarati
સંપત્તિ કમાવવા પ્રયાસ કરો, પૈસા કે હેસિયત નહીં. જે મિલકત ઊંઘમાં પણ આવક પેદા કરે , તેજ વાસ્તવિક સંપત્તિ છે. પૈસા સંપત્તિ અને સમયની તબદીલી કરવાનુ એક સાધન છે. હેસિયત સામાજિક પદાનુક્રમમાં તમારુ સ્થાન નક્કી કરે છે. - @naval
તે સમજવું અગત્ય છે કે સંપત્તિ નૈતિકતા દ્વારા પ્રાપ્ત કરી શકાય છે. જો તમે સંપત્તિનો ધિક્કાર કરશો, તો તે તમારી પાસેથી ભાગી જશે. - @naval
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While *most* South Asian Muslims use #Persian terms for religious concepts, Muslims in #TamilNadu & #Kerala (who trace their roots to Arab trading communities) have distinct traditions also reflected in their terminology, which freely draws from #Tamil/#Malayalam & #Sanskrit.
Instead of rozā, the #Persian term for Islamic fasting (itself a translation of #Arabic ṣawm) used in #Urdu, #Bengali, #Gujarati etc, #Tamil & #Malayalam speaking Muslims use nōmpu, lit. ceremonial fasting. The word is from a proto #Dravidian root meaning to do penance. #Ramadan
Sanskrit is used too. #Malayalam speaking Muslims commonly refer to #Ramzan as puṇya māsam, #Sanskrit for month of good merit. Nimskāram, the Malayalam counterpart of the #Persian namāz (Islamic prayer), is from #Sanskrit namaskāra (lit. prostratration, here, to a god). #Ramadan
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