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
14 March 2017
12 March 2017
The Lanura village lacks basic facilities, like electricity infrastructure, water and other amenities of life. The people were stunned to learn that the village was declared a "cashless village."
5 March 2017
"According to the Cinematography Act, a film can only be banned if it compromises on national security. What security is a romantic film on a gay couple compromising?"
1 March 2017
"I Loved Driving on the Hills coz of these boards. I would prefer this, rather than the Advertising Boards along the roads."
25 February 2017
24 February 2017
"Maldivians, today, are suffering the consequences of allowing political elites make decisions on our behalf without any accountability..."
22 February 2017
18 February 2017
Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.
12 February 2017
One Global Voices contributor who's passionate about the Odia language has created an open-source solution for recording and uploading words under open licenses for projects like Wiktionary.
5 February 2017
"I went to the local MP's house to discuss about some issues in our neighborhood. It was 10 am and I was told that he still was asleep."
28 January 2017
19 January 2017
"This narrowed minded decision is not just a ban against the film but a decision against the freedom of expression and creativity in Bhutan."
18 January 2017
8 January 2017
In Bhutan, chilies are considered something transcendent — they're a way of life. Recently, however, a controversial import ban has skyrocketed prices on this staple food.
29 December 2016
Groups linked to ISIS, Ansar Al Islam or Ansarullah Bangla Team have claimed responsibility for violent attacks on intellectuals and regular citizens. What does this mean for the future?
26 December 2016
"It would be naive to think Google’s efforts will change attitudes and rectify India’s sanitation troubles altogether, especially since nearly 900 million Indians don’t have access to the internet..."
25 December 2016
15 December 2016
"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.