I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh and I have been blogging at The 3rd world view since 2003. I have been bridgeblogging the Bangladeshi and South Asian Blogosphere in Global Voices since 2005. I am also the translator coordinator for the Global Voices Bangla Lingua and love translating selected Global Voices posts into my mother tongue Bangla. I also like to follow the groundbreaking outreach projects of Rising Voices and write about them. Follow me at @rezwan.
Latest posts by Rezwan
6 April 2016
Riot police used brute force and pepper spray and strip-searched both male and female journalists, who hailed from several local media organizations.
22 March 2016
"People stuck...in a country where they are treated worse than dogs, for years in very bad conditions, that's the reality 'necessary' for us to fuel our tanks. Infuriating and depressing."
17 March 2016
"Dr. Atiur has resigned, that's his bold and honest move. But what happened to nabbing the thieves? How was the server hacked? Who was looking after the cybersecurity?"
12 March 2016
11 March 2016
5 March 2016
With compounding problems in the agriculture sector, one recommendation suggests that increasing productivity and focusing on small disadvantaged farmers are key to improving farmers’ standard of living in India.
3 March 2016
Bhutan's strict citizenship laws, however, aren't doing much to boost happiness these days, as thousands of Bhutanese children abandoned by their fathers have been rendered stateless according to Bhutanese laws.
22 February 2016
An innovative and intense game introduced by an expat luxury hotelier has become an annual event in Sri Lanka, where Tuk-Tuk Polo is increasingly all the rage.
10 February 2016
"The underlying threat to this message is: If you do not comply, we will cut economic ties or otherwise make it difficult for you."
5 February 2016
"Today, politically motivated groups alleged to be close to the former regime have unleashed a new wave of hate and racism under the “Sinha Le” label."
4 February 2016
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.
3 February 2016
"Sudanese guy causes accident. Tanzanian girl caught. Stripped, beaten. Because, if you're a misogynist & racist, who has time for geography?"
26 January 2016
"...[the assailants] want our keyboards, pens to stop...Now its the time to write even more...Otherwise the darkness will win, religious fundamentalism and extremism will win."
25 January 2016
The New York Public Library has released more than 180,000 digitized items in the public domain. Readers can now access and download these archived materials from the library for free.
15 January 2016
The female film student accused her professor of forcing her to have sex with him, but when she spoke up she said the student body turned on her.
4 January 2016
"The earthquake was like alarm...woke everyone up, here in Bangladesh. Waiting for the aftershocks of this quake now. Be safe, everyone."
28 December 2015
Sri Lanka's President Says Enrique Iglesias Concert Organisers Should Be ‘Whipped With Toxic Stingray Tails’
President Sirisena didn't like that female fans hugged and kissed the pop star, nor that someone threw her bra onstage. Sri Lankans didn't take to his "moral policing" kindly.
26 December 2015
14 December 2015
Contradictory statements from authorities have left many Bangladeshis wondering what was behind the ban on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and other major communications platforms.
4 December 2015
"In fact, what is more troubling in a way is that the nature of the coverage only confirms a north-south divide..."