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, 2012
India: Dengue Outbreak In Delhi Spreads Fear
Last week when India's veteran film director, scriptwriter and film producer Yash Chopra (80) died from Dengue fever, people became aware and panic spread in some parts of Delhi. Delhi has seen an increased number of dengue cases over the last one month with number of cases reported close to 1000 with several deaths.
Pakistan: Increase In Crime Affects Eid Celebrations
Omair Alavi reports that increase in crime rate in Karachi marred the recent Eid-ul-Azha celebrations.
Nepal: The Minimum Wages vs Productivity
Chandan Sapkota informs that as per trade unions demand the wages have gone up in Nepal to the highest minimum wage in South Asia, but the productivity has not increased due to several factors.
Sri Lanka: Tales Of Police Torture
Chitrangi posts news of police brutality on a 20 years old unmarried youth from Rabavava, Ihala Puliyankulama, Puttalam and many more in her blog.
Sri Lanka: Bumper Harvest Of Fish
Malaka Rodrigo reports that many fish species have aggregated to the Sri Lankan East coast giving a bumper harvest to the fishermen. Experts say that this might have happened due to changing patterns of Oceanic Currents and climate change.
India: The Question Of Vertical Farming
Maddy writes about the recent developments of vertical farming considering the demand for more agricultural lands in India and elsewhere.
Bangladesh: Low Dependency on Agricultural Products Prompts Food Security Fears
In the last four decades Bangladesh saw a tremendous rise in the industry and service sectors which prompted the decrease of dependency on agricultural Produces. The decrease in employment in agriculture sector and the increase in number of landless people due to use of agricultural land for other purposes have made a large number of population vulnerable to food insecurity.
Bangladesh: The Perils of The YouTube Ban
The Bangladesh government banned YouTube and its many IPs were also banned which are also used by other Google Services. Many from Bangladesh are unable to access a number of Google services for more than a month as a consequence. Sajib vents his frustrations.
Sri Lanka: Nava-ratri – Nine Divine Nights
Navratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of a Hindu deity and is celebrated with nine nights of dancing. More at DD's blog.
Pakistan: Who Are The Taliban?
Taimoor Mughal at Teeth Maestro provides a holistic view about the categories of Talibans in Pakistan.
Bhutan: The Art of Politics
Tshering Tobgay, a leader of opposition party, explains the art of politics in Bhutan.
Maldives: The Assassination of A Lawmaker
Buggee posts a photo story on the death of Dr Afraasheem Ali, a lawmaker of the Maldives Government qualition, who was stabbed to death outside his home.
Sri Lanka: The Future In The Hand Of Young Leaders
Sri Lanka Unites (SLU) is a youth reconciliation movement led by a team of young professionals drawn from different ethnicities and religions in Sri Lanka who are working towards reconciliation, peace, change and are kindling hope. It is organizing workshops, leadership conferences and school tours across the country.
Politically Liberal In Pakistan
"Who is Politically Liberal in Pakistan?" - asks Raza Habib Raja.
Bangladesh: Cleaning Up the Beach
More than 300 Volunteers took part in this year's International Coastal Cleanup event in Bangladesh – reports Fahim Alam Khan at Kewkradong Bangladesh blog.
Bhutan: Bad Hair Days
Existence of barbers or professional hair cutters does not feature in any history of Bhutan.
Bangladesh: People of Siddhirganj Protest Poor Law & Order
On 16th of September 2012 thousands of labors of the local garments Industry took to the streets to protest “poor law and order situation” in Siddhirganj. A growing number of people are being attacked and stabbed by muggers while the media and the administration remains silent. Bloggers reveal many issues with their investigative report.
Bangladesh: Ramu Attacks – A National Shame
Recently religious extremists attacked Bangladesh Buddhist temples and households on charges of the desecration of the Quran. People have protested against these attacks all over the country and Facebook, blogs and online media are filled with messages condemning the attack.
Bangladesh: Video Contents In Students’ Reach
A growing number of contents available online become useless to people, who do not have access to the internet. Agami, a project based in San Jose, CA has made it possible to provide access of educational videos of Khan Academy translated in Bangla to underprivileged students in Khulna, Bangladesh using...
Bangladesh: The Value Of Co-existence
Fundamentally, we enrich each other in this life not by merely co-existing but by seeing the value in each other’s existence. And, by helping each other grow, thrive, and prosper, we enrich ourselves.
Bangladesh: ‘One Billion Rising’ Campaign Starts
Bangladesh has joined the global initiative to end the violence against women and children by launching the 'One Billion Rising' campaign. The word “billion” in the campaign refers to the one billion women on the planet who are survivors of abuse.