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.
Latest posts by Rezwan from August, 2010
Pakistan: A letter to the youth
Usama Khilji at Pak Tea House writes a letter to the youth of Pakistan asking them to prove their worth and their love for the country by being involved, standing up and questioning any wrong deeds around them.
Bangladesh: Recognizing The Vegetable Grower
Bangladesh Corporate Blog has this splendid idea of recognizing the farmers who grows the vegetables by including some personal stories in the vegetable packaging to give them some credit and make the product more authentic.
Training In India: Change Needed
Supriyo Chaudhuri opines that the training business in India needs fresh outlook and a change of gears.
Pakistan: Another Match Fixing Scandal
Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi is shocked by the news of another match fixing scandal of some players of the Pakistan cricket team and opines that “this is nothing less than a betrayal to the nation.”
India: A Message To Pastor Jones
Raja Basu from New Delhi is shocked by the heinous plan of Pastor Terry Jones to burn The Quran to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 incident. The blogger has this message to the Pastor: “by instigating people to burn The Holy Quran, you have actually brought yourself down...
India: Uncontrolled Alcoholic Liquor Consumption
Ram Bansal at India In Peril informs that growing number of male Indian adults (currently 50%) are taking alcoholic liquors regularly. The blogger discusses the downside of the uncontrolled alcoholic behaviors and its impact on the limited income families.
South Asia: Bloggers On The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’
The recent debate on the planned Islamic Center/Mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, USA has been reverberated in many blogospheres around the world. In this post we will look at snippets of some interesting conversations on this issue by a number of South Asian bloggers.
Pakistan: Live Blogging Flood Relief Mission To Thatta Region
Teeth Maestro live blogs a flood relief mission to Thatta Region in Pakistan via CoveritLive and documents the journey live via GPS. “I believe that is the only way to share with the world what we see and hear on the ground,” Dr. Awab Alvi notes.
India: Floods In Jammu And Kashmir
Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun describes his first hand experience of the flood situation in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir state in India.
India: Traffic During Rain In Mumbai
Priya at Reading Cafe posts some pictures to show what happens when it rains in Mumbai.
India: Recyclers – The Invisible Heroes
Anna da Costa at India Climate Solutions writes about the Indian recycling industry which is contributing in India's economic boom and the slum dwellers who provide cheap labors for this industry.
Sri Lanka: TweetupSL a Major Success
Amitha Amarasinghe reports on TweetupSL, the first ever public Tweetup for Sri Lankan tweeps. He shares some photos of the meet where more than 100 Sri Lankan Twitter users gathered under one roof.
Pakistan Floods: First Hand Report From Kohistan
Beena Sarwar posts a personal note of Rashida Dohad of Omar Asghar Khan Foundation about her flood relief efforts in Kohistan, Pakistan.
Pakistan Floods: First Hand Report From Charsadda
Aly B posts a first hand report from three relief workers (Tahir Farooqui, Ali Raza and Danish Qaiyoum) who were in Charsadda village in Pakistan for relief distribution to the flood victims.
India-Bangladesh Relations Is Necessity Driven
“The present India Bangladesh Relations are mostly necessity driven (could be told reality driven), not that much of Ideology driven, which was showed at the 70s of last century;” opines Kazi Mohoshin Al Abbas at Groundreport.
Pakistan: Twitter Reactions On Flood Situation
The floods in Pakistan got the Twitter users all over the world talking as the devastation become clearer day by day. Let us look at the Twitter trends and what the Twitter users are taking about.
India: The Security Of Electronic Voting Machines
South Asia Wired reports that Indian computer expert Hari Prasad's research into the potential security risks of electronic voting machines in India resulted in his arrest last weekend.
Pakistan: Field Notes From Doctors Of A Relief Team
“If there is anything the government should learn from this flood, it is to take education and women empowerment more seriously,” reports Dr. Syed Nabeel Zafar in a medical field note from Sukkur in Sindh province of Pakistan.
India: Deadly Journalism
Sans Serif reports that two journalists of an Indian TV channel in Ahmedabad instigated Kalpesh Mistry (29) to set himself on fire to protest his harassment by police so that they could film him. Kalpesh died in the hospital after suffering 90% burn.
Sri Lanka: Protesting Animal Slaughter
Sri Lanka Animal Protection Association (SLAPA) is protesting the planned slaughter of 500 heads of chicken and goats at the Munneswaram in Kovil today.
India: Why Mumbai Is The Place To Live
Chip Huyen, a Vietnamese geek, blogger and a traveler is in Mumbai as a part of her travel around the world program. She explains why Mumbai is the place to be among other Indian cities.