Rezwan · March, 2010

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 March, 2010

India: Tribals Using Cell Phones To Publish News

  30 March 2010

Indian Tribals Blog reports that “dozens of citizen journalists in India’s chronically neglected tribal communities are producing and sharing audio news reports for the first time through an innovative cell phone system.”

Bangladesh: Aktel Becomes Robi

  30 March 2010

Aktel, one of the leading cell phone service providers in Bangladesh, has renamed its brand as Robi in an attempt to ‘localise’ its branding. Bangladesh Corporate Blog analyzes consumer reactions through netizens’ eyes.

India: Water Crisis Is Man Made

  30 March 2010

Muriel Kakani writes that India’s recent water crisis is “predominantly a man-made problem”. The blogger opines that ‘water harvesting from rainfalls’ can be a solution.

Sri Lanka: Unbounded Crowd-sourcing Of Human Rights Violations

  30 March 2010

Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT For Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) discusses about the unbounded nature of a new crowd-sourcing initiative in Sri Lanka called Citizens Net. This mapping project records human rights violence on issues regarding “gender-based violence, the rights of children, the elderly and the disabled”.

India: Battle Of Two Newspapers

  29 March 2010

Sans Serif brings to you a three part story of the battle between two major newspapers of India – The Indian Express and The Hindu (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).

Bhutan: Facing Power Shortage?

  29 March 2010

Bhutan, a major producer of electricity in the sub-continent, exports surplus electricity to its neighbors. However, the country can face power shortage in recent years, opines Adhikari School of Thought.

Bangladesh: Trial Of War Criminals Begin

  29 March 2010

After 40 years of independence of Bangladesh, the government has formed a tribunal to prosecute the war criminals of the country. An Ordinary Citizen writes about this long awaited trial.

Pakistan: Earth Hour 2010

  27 March 2010

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi urges Pakistanis to switch off lights in honor of earth hour tonight at 8:30 PM when hundreds of cities around the world will switch off the lights for 60 minutes.

India: Twestival At 7 Cities

  26 March 2010

According to Blogadda, many Indian Twitterati engaged themselves yesterday in a Twitter festival dubbed ‘Twestival’ across seven cities of India simultaneously. Please check out http://twestival.blogadda.com for complete coverage of Twestival across the globe!

Sri Lanka: The Akon Controversy

  25 March 2010

A recent video of R&B singer-songwriter Akon featuring a group of scantly clad women dancing at a pool party in front of a Buddha statue caused much uproar in Sri Lanka. This became a hot topic in the Sri Lankan blogosphere.

Bhutan: Sex And Society

  25 March 2010

Freedom In Bhutan writes about the reservations of the Hindu community to talk about sex issues in the context that “the Hindu tradition is full of sex”.

Bangladesh: Disappearing Islands

  25 March 2010

Reacting on the news that disputed South Talpatti island in the Bay of Bengal has submerged due to sea level rise, Mohammad Farhan Husain writes about the bleak future of Bangladesh in the face of global warming.

India: Not A Culture Or An Idea, But An Experience

  25 March 2010

Sometimes people ask what India is – a country, an idea or a culture? According to Supriyo Chaudhuri “India is an experience. It is greater than the country, more diverse than just the idea and more dynamic than what is understood to be its culture;” as described in his blog...

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