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Pantha Rahman Reza

I’m a dreamer, dreams of writing a kick-ass book someday.

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Latest posts by Pantha Rahman Reza

18 March 2018

When Indigenous Girls are Raped and Assaulted in Bangladesh, a Queen Rises Up in Solidarity

From 2013 to 2017, violence was committed against 364 indigenous women and girls. In January 2018, 10 women and girls were raped and three of them were killed after rape.

26 February 2018

Can a Court Order and Protests Save Centenary Trees on Bangladesh's Jessore Road?

The trees at Jessore road bear the witness of two historic refugee exodus – one during the partition of the Indian Sub-continent, and the other during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

22 February 2018

Laughing in the Face of an Internet Shutdown In Bangladesh

Advox

"To stop the leaks, better to cancel the exam rather than shutting the internet down. Then you won't have to worry about leaks anymore."

7 February 2018

‘According to the Digital Security Law, I am a Spy': Bangladeshi Journalists Defend Their Right to Investigate

Advox

"The Digital Security Act (2018) is an Eyewash. It is section 57 (ICT Act) for all intent and purposes. All the provisions have merely been redistributed among other sections."

23 January 2018

Shifts in Bangladeshi Wedding Culture Bring a Change to the Menu

Although the dishes served at Bangladeshi weddings have started to change, one thing always remains the same -- they are delicious. 

26 November 2017

What's in a Scarf? A Robot Restaurant in Bangladesh Serves up Controversy

"I was not surprised to see that the robot had to wear a scarf. Isn't that normal here?

11 October 2017

After Disqualification, Ex-Miss World Bangladesh Reveals She Is a Child Marriage Survivor

"You have been blind to the facts that she was a victim of a child marriage and became a successful model and a biker without any support from the family"

5 September 2017

A Hashtag Pokes Fun at the Shared Quirks Among Bangladeshis

"You can move an elephant/hippo/rhino with the horns of your car, but not me. #IAmBangladeshi"

20 July 2017

Dhaka Citizens Show Mayors Red Card for Failure to Control Mosquito-Born Diseases

"No, Mr. Mayor, nobody has called you to fix mosquito nets inside their homes. You were given the responsibility to kill mosquitoes so we don't require mosquito nets..."

10 June 2017

Why Is the ‘Banksy of Bangladesh’ Asking Someone Called Subodh to Run Away?

"This Subodh is representative of Bangladesh at the present time. He is the representative of the unemployed and the marginalized people. He is the representative of good sense."

12 May 2017

Bangladesh's LGBT Community Launches a Blog Commemorating Slain Activists

Advox

"How can I live in this country, where if I were to be killed people would rejoice over a cup of tea that there is one less LGBT person?"

15 December 2016

Controversial Legislation in Bangladesh Highlights the Complexity of Child Marriage

"Civil society easily can see child marriage but is blind to the fact why it happens. When there is development in society...child marriages will fall. We need time for that."

8 December 2016

The Bengali New Year’s Celebration of Democracy and Diversity Is Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage

"As long as Bangladesh lives, there will be this type of New Year's celebration...This is the image of a secular Bangladesh.

28 September 2016

A Bangladeshi Man Who Knows Hunger All Too Well Provides Affordable Meals for Children in Need

"There was a time when I used to wait in the long lines in front of the temple for a little food," says one of the founders of the venture.

11 August 2016

Through Photography, This Bangladesh Pilot Is Sharing One Hell of a View of His Country

"I am an aviator by profession and photography is my passion. I do try to show my motherland from the air, sharing the amazing, breathtaking landscapes with everyone I know."

29 July 2016

Old Photos Bring Back Sweet Memories of Bangladesh's Capital Dhaka

"That's where I grew up and miss my childhood and feel like how good days were those. Those were the golden days of my loving city of Dacca not Dhaka."

9 June 2016

Colorful, Human-Powered Rickshaws Rule the Road in Bangladesh's Capital Dhaka

"...aside from the sound of car-horns, the constant sonic backdrop is a chorus of tinkling bicycle bells and the tin carcases of empty rickshaws rattling over the uneven roads."

12 May 2016

Happy 50th Birthday to Rana, Masud Rana, Bangladesh's Very Own James Bond

"But for the 90s kids like me, Rana and Kazi Anwar Hussain are legends. I am indebted to them as they showed the world to me through those books."

17 February 2016

One Man's Harrowing Experience Spurs Bangladesh's High Court to Ensure Emergency Treatment for All

Saif Kamal detailed in a Facebook post how he tried in vain to save a man who had been run over, but was turned away by hospital after hospital.

11 December 2015

Bangladesh's Censor Board Blocks the Country's First Chakma-Language Film

There are a number of indigenous groups with unique cultures in Bangladesh. However, their lives and languages are rarely highlighted in Bangladeshi films or national broadcasts.

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