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 October, 2011
Pakistan: Say No To Plastic Bags
95% people use plastic bags in Pakistan and only 15% of these bags are properly disposed off, informs Rai Muhammad Azlan Shahid, while advocating for banning them.
Pakistan: Funding Social Innovation
Jehan Ara at In The Line Of Wire writes how the recipients of the P@SHA Fund for Social Innovation were selected.
Sri Lanka: Why Occupy Colombo Was A Fail
Indi.ca reports that some people attempted an occupy protest in Colombo which did not turn out to be a compelling social movement.
South Asia: A Fundraising Drive Across Three Countries
Journeys To Democracy writes about a fundraising drive in VW Beetles across three countries in SouthAsia (Nepal/India/Pakistan) to help launch a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Nepal.
Sri Lanka: Working Towards Uniting the Nation
The 26 year long civil war in Sri Lanka has left many scars and it is an uphill task to bridge all divides and start the reconciliation to unite people. 'Sri Lanka Unites' is engaging the youth across the country to build good leadership with hope and reconciliation who will unite the nation one day.
Sri Lanka: Hunger Strike Of Fishermen Families
National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) blog informs that members of nine Sri Lankan fishing families from Kalpity have started a hunger strike demanding release of their loved ones from Andaman Jail. These fishermen were captured more than 20 months ago by Indian Navy for alleged trespassing in Indian territories.
Sri Lanka: Incorporating an Entity
Lawyer and blogger Radhi De Silva describes the steps to incorporate a legal entity in Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh: Launching of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Adhunika reports that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and two foundations in Bangladesh have developed a partnership to support the women in fighting against Breast Cancer through a mass awareness campaign.
Bhutan: Justifying Police Brutality
Sonam Ongmo writes about the police brutality against an innocent Bhutanese youth and the subsequent politics on this issue.
Bangladesh: Live Blogging Electoral Debate
The electoral debate of the Narayanganj City Corporation Mayoral candidates is being live broadcast and live blogged, informs Kowshik.
India: The Tihar Jail VIP Treatment Law
Lazy Optimist reports that certain criminal inmates with political backings receive VIP treatment in Tihar jail, the prison complex near New Delhi.
Bangladesh: Occupy Dhaka, Joining the Movement Against the 1%
Occupy Wall Street and We Are 99%, the peaceful protests that started last month in New York City's financial capital have already spread in many countries of the world. Hundreds of Bangladeshis have joined in protests titled "Occupy Dhaka" in solidarity with the campaigns.
Nepal: Crowd Sourced Fund For A Nepali Movie
Ujjwal Acharya posts an interview with Nepali film director Deepak Rauniyar, who is attempting to crowd-fund the post production of his movie – Highway.
Bangladesh: Protest Against A New Law For Homeless People
Faustina Pereira at BRAC Blog protests against a newly promulgated law in Bangladesh which permits forcibly instituting the poor, the shelterless and beggars into “shelter homes” through arrests, and attempts to leave the shelter homes would be a punishable offence. An online petition has also been put up and more...
Nepal: Prime Ministers India Visit Draws Attention
Bhumika Ghimire summarizes Twitter reactions on the Nepali Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai's recent visit to India.
Sri Lanka: Education Policy Requires Change
Serendipity opines that the present Sri Lankan Education Policy requires a complete overhaul.
Pakistan: Twitter Stories
Pakistani blogger Awais Aftab has started contributing to 140-character stories on Twitter according to a prompt which is circulated every day.
Bangladesh: EMV And Bangladesh Elections
An Ordinary Citizen reports that the introduction of electronic voting machine is drawing sharp criticism from the oppostion and they will oppose any attempt to introduce it in the next Bangladesh election.
Pakistan: Release Of Mumtaz Qadri
Aftab Afridi writes about the inherent flaws in the religiously inspired laws of Pakistan. He warns that if Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, is released, it will have very serious ramifications for the coming generations.
Sri Lanka: Lanka E News Blocked By Mobile Service Providers
Sunanda Deshapriya reports that “two of Sri Lanka’s Internet Service Providers – Dialog and Telecom – have illegally blocked Lanka E News to their customers”.
Bangladesh: Tata Nano Launch Deferred
Guru Mia reports that the Bangladesh launch of Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car, has been deferred because of high price. The $2,870 basic Indian car model would cost $7,900 in Bangladesh after tax.