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, 2011
India: Reaction To The Kashmir Mass Graves
Dilip D'Souza at Death Ends Fun reacts to the news that more than 2,000 bullet-riddled bodies were found in mass graves in Kashmir.
India: Acid Survivor Denied Access To Mumbai College
Shirin Juwaley, an acid attack survivor, writes in her blog that she was recently denied entry to a Mumbai college. Dheera Sujan writes an open letter to the principal who didn’t want her students to see Shirin's face and get scared of marriages.
Nepal: Live Tweeting Miss Nepal Contest
As the 17th edition of of Miss Nepal 2011 beauty pageant took place in Kathmandu this afternoon, many Nepali Tweeps resorted to the hashtag #MissNepal2011 to live tweet the event, informs Aakar Post.
Bangladesh: Coming Home For Eid
Eid is the biggest religious festival in the Muslim majority country Bangladesh, and a key part of the celebration is going home to celebrate with family in distant places. Bijoy has a roundup of Bangla blog reactions on the struggle, frustration and the joy of reaching home to celebrate Eid.
Pakistan: What Eid Should Be Like?
Hira Khan at Pak Tea House portrays what a model Eid celebration should be like, from a humanitarian perspective.
Nepal: Celebrating Appointment Of New Prime Minister
Anil P. Ghimire compiles the reactions of Nepali Twitter and Facebook users on the appointment of the new Prime Minister.
Nepal: A New Prime Minister
United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has been elected the 35th Prime Minister of Nepal. The previous Prime Minister Mr. Jhala Nath Khanal of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) resigned on August 15th after serving...
Bangladesh: The Rivalry Between The Ruling Party And The Opposition
Kazi Rubaiat Imam portrays the intense rivalry between the ruling party and the opposition which is causing deep scars in the progress of Bangladesh.
India: Media Biased Towards The North-Eastern States
Danish Khan at Youth Ki Awaaz argues that the Indian Media is biased towards the North-Eastern states and many important news from that region are being ignored in the mainstream media.
Sri Lanka: The Second TweetUpSl Held
Indi.ca reports that TweetUpSl2 (the second Twitter meetup in Sri Lanka) was held the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on the 27th of August 2011 where about 100 tweeps gathered.
Sri Lanka: Assault On Civilians In Jaffna
Groundviews reports that around 100 villagers from Navanthurai village in Jaffna District were severely beaten by the Sri Lankan army in an operation and they were detained subsequently.
Maldives: Discrimination Against The Foreign Labors
‘Legacy of Pain’ is outraged by the attitude of the Male City Council who recently discussed the “nuisance and bother” of expatriate workers who gather on Fridays at the Republic Square in the Maldives capital.
Bangladesh: Medical Negligence Go Unpunished
Ananta Yusuf writes about a few recent instances of alleged medical negligence in Bangladesh and investigates why medical practitioners involved in such cases almost always get away.
Sri Lanka: First Solar Power Plant
Nisadas reports that Sri Lanka has recently commissioned its first solar power plant which can generate 500kw of electricity.
India: Corruption In Indian Railways
Swetha Bommerla at Youth Ki Awaaz writes about the corruption in Indian Railways regarding reservation of seats and selling of tickets.
Sri Lanka: Grease Devils Targetting Women In The North And The East
D.B.S Jeyaraj shares a report of the The Womens Action Network (WAN) on the attacks on women by assailants posing as the mythical character “Grease Devil”. The attacks have occurred mostly in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka and the victims are generally Tamil speaking Tamil and Muslim...
India: The Root Cause Of Alcoholism
Sukant Khurana at Youth Ki Awaaz writes about the root cause of alcoholism in India and the possible solutions to prevent it.
India: A Twitter Poll On Popularity Of Political Parties
Harini Calamur conducted a Twitter poll on the current popularity of Indian political parties. Get the results here.
Pakistan: Help The Flood Affected People
The recent floods in Pakistan has displaced over a million people. Beena Sarwar highlights the relief efforts so far and lists the ways you can help the flood victims.
Nepal: The Taslima Nasreen Controversy
Bangladeshi writer in exile Taslima Nasreen was drawn into a controversy and had to cancel her trip from India to Nepal after she tweeted to her Nepali friends that she didn't consider Nepal a foreign country. Read more about the debacle at Ushaft's blog.
Nepal: Salary Hike For The VVIPs
Guffadi reacts to the salary increase of Central Assembly members, Ministers and Heads of the State by saying that they should not get more than the average income of the Nepalis since they have a lot of perks and amenities.