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Rezwan · January, 2012

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 January, 2012

India: A Disastrous Tour Of Australia

In the context of the Indian cricket team's recent bad performance Amreekandeshi has some suggestions how to improve India's fortunes in Australia.

India: Child Abuse In Mumbai

Debolina Raja Gupta blames Mumbai police for not being able to solve the recent child abuse cases and the trend is on the rise as a consequence.

Bangladesh: Protest Against Criminalization For Archiving A Banned Book

Hana at Unheard Voice highlights a petition by twenty human rights activists, academics and members of the Bangladeshi civil society in which they protest the arrest of a Head Teacher...

India: Videocast on Pongal Celebrations

Kamla Bhatt features Dr. Geeta Vasudevan of Chennai, who describes the significance of Pongal (harvest festival) celebrations in Pondicherry & Chennai in a videocast.

India, Bangladesh: Cattle Trade And Border Killings

The New Horizon thinks that cattle trade is the major root cause behind the regular border killings at India-Bangladesh border.

India: Tiny Travel Tales Contest

Clay, the travel and holiday blog of Club Mahindra, is organizing a short story contest on travel. The last date of submission of posts is February 5, 2012.

India: Jaipur Literature Fest Fashion

Jaipur Literature Festival, the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, has recently ended. Wearabout blog posts some pictures of festival fashion among the eclectic mix of men from all over; artists,...

Sri Lanka: Kala Pola (Art Mart) Sunday

The 17th annual Kala Pola (Art Mart), the biggest open air gallery for paintings in Colombo, took place on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Dee and Indi shared their experiences and...

Bhutan: Promoting National Language

Penstar protests against the tendency of some Bhutanese newspapers to undermine Dzongkha language and suggests that the national language needs to be promoted everywhere.

India: Right To Education vs. The Right Education

Vijay Menon points out that the education in India mostly means passing examinations and earning degree certificates and the issue of the quality of education is being ignored.

Pakistan: Hate Campaign Against Ahmadis In Rawalpindi

Naeem Shamim reports that “Banners and posters containing hate content and threats against Ahmadi Muslims are being displayed at many significant places” in Rawalpindi city near the Pakistani capital Islamabad.

Sri Lanka: Black January

Sunanda Deshapriya reports that Media organisations in Sri Lanka have staged a protest titled “Black January” on January 25, 2012 in Colombo against a series of attacks targeting media personnel...

Pakistan: Moral Policing On TV

Raza Habib Raja criticizes moral policing efforts in a Pakistan TV show which generated much controversy.

Pakistan: Imran Khan's Rally A Social Media Milestone

Umair Mohsin thinks that Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek Insaf's successful rally on 25th December, 2011 was a major social media milestone for Pakistan. Umair posts a social media case...

Bhutan: State Funding For Political Parties

Tshering Tobgay engages in a debate whether state funding for political parties is legal in Bhutan.

Pakistan: Hate Speech Against Ahmadiya Muslims

Saira Ahmad condemns sectarian Jiyalas’ hate speech against Ahmadiyya Muslims. The blogger thinks it was a major crime of the PPP as well as other parties in Pakistan’s parliament in...

Sri Lanka: A Fan Of Meter Taxi

The introduction of metered taxi in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo has made the lives of many commuters easy. Sayanthan has already become a fan of these taxis.

Nepal: Attitude Towards Foreigners

Blogdai comments on the attitude of some Nepalis to the foreigners: “National unity cannot be built on xenophobia.”

Pakistan: Another Journalist Assassinated

Tazeen comments on the recent assassination of journalist Mukarram Khan Atif: “deaths and journalists’ murders are a sad reality in Pakistan, but what irritates me most is the way local...

Bhutan: Tobacco Act Amended!

Sonam Ongmo analyzes the latest amendment in the draconian Tobacco Act of Bhutan.

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