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Rezwan · September, 2011

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 September, 2011

India: An Interview With Swechha

Meghavarshini Krishnaswamy at Youth Ki Awaaz interviews Swechha, an NGO based in Delhi, which is a multifaceted organization working for environmental conservation, waste management, underprivileged children and volunteer placements.

Pakistan: The Relation With The US And Its Importance

Chowrangi discusses the recent stand-off between USA and Pakistan and its implication on the war on terror.

Bhutan: Promoting The National Language

Penstar stresses the need to simplify and promote use of the Bhutanese national language Dzongkha decreasing dominance of English language.

Sri Lanka: Visa On Arrival Cancelled

Sri Lanka has cancelled issuing visas on arrival to 76 countries and visitors from those countries will have to get prior Visa approval through an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system....

Why don’t South Asians talk to each other?

South Asians consist of one fifth of the planet’s population and they have similar cultures. And yet some kind of loose confederation between South Asian countries looks like an unattainable...

Pakistan: Update On Flood Relief

Teeth Maestro posts updates of some ongoing flood relief projects of SARelief in Pakistan. You can track the relief activities by following the hashtag #pkrelief on Twitter.

Nepal: Film South Asia 2011 Starts Today

Aaakar Post reports that the eighth edition of Film Southasia, the festival of South Asian documentaries, is due to started today in the capital of Nepal. The festival will showcase...

Bangladesh: Does Anyone Care About The Urban Poor?

Unheard Voice breaks a news that authorities had started evicting the new settlements including the Jaago Foundation school for the underprivileged along the Gulshan lake in Dhaka city. When challenged...

India: To Be Poor In India

Project Why exposes that there is a serious flaw in determining who is poor in India and who will get social welfare benefit from the government. The blogger asks: “what...

India: The Dark Side Of Social Media

Lazy Optimist informs that Malini Murmu, a student of the Indian Institute Of Management (IIM) Bangalore, committed suicide because her boyfriend “dumped her via a status update on Facebook”.

Nepal: Buddha Air Crash, Who To Blame?

Guffadi questions the aviation security in Nepal considering why the Buddha air flight that succumbed into a crash was allowed to take off in the midst of incessant rain.

Sri Lanka: University Autonomy Under Threat

Groundviews posts an appeal of the academic community to the Sri Lankan government protesting a directive that all state universities (who enjoy autonomy) should hire the services of certain government...

Sri Lanka: Colombo Municipal Council Election On Facebook

Indi.ca highlights some of the candidates of Colombo Municipal Council election, who are using Facebook and other social media tools to run their web campaigns.

India: A Town Shuts Down To Protest Media Corruption

Sans Serif reports that the residents of the town of Mudhol in the Karnataka state of India observed a strike recently to protest “blackmail journalism” and the growing number of...

Bhutan: Asian Youth Congress Inspires

Tshering Tobgay reports that the Eighth Asian Youth Congress, which took place in Thimphu recently, saw bright performance from the Bhutanese participants.

India: Independent Radio Legend Deported

Shivam Vij at Kafila reports that “David Barsamian, founder director of Alternative Radio, and independent radio legend, was deported on arrival from New Delhi airport in the early hours of...

India: The Growth Of Digital Media

Sahiba Singh at Youth Ki Awaaz posts an info-graphic showing the growth of digital media in India.

Pakistan: A New Literary Voice

Pak Tea House highlights Ayesha Salman, a new literary voice from Pakistan, who shares her works in a blog.

Nepal: Fire In The Mountains

Dr. Divas wonders whether the frequent wildfires in the Terai jungles of Nepal are natural or man-made and questions the authorities whether they are taking any action to prevent them.

Pakistan: Repeated Agonies

Beena Sarwar has some general observations from the 2010 Pakistan floods, which are sadly relevant again as nothing significant has been done to prevent floods.

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