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Rezwan · August, 2006

I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh and I have been blogging at The 3rd world view since 2003. I have been bridge-blogging the Bangladeshi and South Asian Blogosphere in Global Voices since 2005. As the translator coordinator for the Global Voices Bangla Lingua, I love translating selected Global Voices posts into my mother tongue Bangla. Follow me at @rezwan.

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Latest posts by Rezwan from August, 2006

Bangladesh Blog Buzz:

What the Bangladeshi blogs are saying:

Bhutan: testing English language skills

South Asia Biz reports that a Bhutanese IT company failed to recruit required 80 people because only 39 out of almost 500 applied could pass the recruitment test. The test...

Nepal: weather

Most people think that Nepal is very cold. British expatriate Claire of Claire's Nepal refutes the presumption and discusses Nepal's weather from her own experience.

Sri Lanka: the minorities

Voice of reason is critic of the current politics of violence in Sri Lanka which is pushing the minorities (Muslims, Tamils etc.) to extremist political groups.

Bangladesh: heritage

Ihtisham Kabir writes in Back to Bangladesh about the dilapidated states of two of the Dhaka's oldest buildings. 'Bara Katra' and 'Chhoto Katra' are the monuments of the seventeenth century...

South Asia: Rikshaaa! a film on three wheels

Gaurav Mishra reviews in Desicritics a musical documentary on rickshaws and posts some insightful background on the Rickshaws. An auto rickshaw (aliases: auto/rickshaw/tempo/tuk-tuk) is a three-wheeler vehicle for hire and...

India: Blogcamp 2006

Sumankumar's Yak Pad announces that Blogcamp 2006, India's biggest and most comprehensive blog event is going to be held in 9th and 10th September 2006 in the Indian Institute of...

Pakistan: ‘vulgar’ dances banned

Raza in Metroblogging Lahore reports that the Panjub district government has banned popular stage actress Nargis for performing 'vulgar dances' and bawdy dialogues. She faces imprisonment or fine or both...

India: Soft drinks

Amardeep in Sepia Mutiny discusses on the controversy over the pesticide content in Indian soft drinks. He accuses the authorities for the delay in setting the standards and suspects foul...

Sri Lanka: escalating violence

Jayadeva Uyangoda in Focus Lanka analyzes the current escalating violence between the Sri Lankan army and the LTTE. The government is accusing LTTE for the recent killings of innocent civilians...

Bangladesh: social justice

Pamela, a British expatriate at Dhaka Diary experiences the heartless beating of a young man (alleged of a crime) by an unruly mob. Dhaka has seen more such incidents of...

India: Mobile internet

IT entrepreneur Rajesh Jain at Emergic lists six reasons why the trend of mobile Internet should take-off in India.

Pakistan: promote tourism on the net

Shirazi at Light Within comments that Pakistan is falling behind in promoting tourism because local tour operators as well as the authority rarely keep their presence on the web. Websites...

Nepal: Woman in throne

Nepali Notebook reports that the Nepalese cabinet headed by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has decided to amend the royal succession laws to change the male only succession system for...

Pakistan: Rain

Rain has certain advantages and disadvantages. Windmills of my mind blog reveals how much awaited heavy rains have disrupted lives in Karachi.

Pakistan: Textbook change

Metroblogging Lahore reports that father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's messages to the nation have been replaced by messages from current President Pervez Musharraf and Punjab Chief Minister...

Sri Lanka: Wedding

Boycy coins the A-Z terminology of a typical Sri Lankan wedding.

Bangladesh: Political allies

In politics bizarre things happen as ‘today’s enemy can be tomorrow’s friends.’ In Bangladesh, Prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia's party BNP agrees to form a coalition with the ex-dictator HM...

Pakistan: Opinions divided on Musharraf's future

All things Pakistan blog conducts the second blog poll on 'what President General Musharraf should do now'. The results are not only interesting, but also confusing. ATP blog concludes that...

Nepaly army loses popularity

Bloggers Nepal reports how Nepali army is becoming increasingly unpopular in the country. Their lack of transparency and lack of respect towards ordinary citizens even towards the police forces are...

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