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Rezwan · November, 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 November, 2012

‘Industrial Scale’ Hunting of Migratory Amur Falcons in Nagaland, India

Each year thousands of migratory Amur falcons are hunted by locals in the Indian State of Nagaland during their passage through that region. On November 1, 2012, Shashank Dalvi and...

Deadly Factory Fire in Bangladesh Raises Questions of Worker Exploitation

The recent tragic fire at a clothing factory building in Ashulia, near Bangladesh Capital Dhaka, that killed more than 110 garments workers, has raised many questions. Bangladeshis are expressing their...

India: Wither Glass Bangles?

“Bangles are considered auspicious, and at one time, it was considered inauspicious for a woman not to wear bangles,” writes Anuradha Shankar at ‘A Wandering Mind’. She notes that glass...

The Plights Of The Stateless Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh

Paritosh Chakma recently visited Chakma villages in Papumpare district of the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh and wrote about their plights. Thousands of Chakma refugees were transferred to the Chakma...

Bangladesh Protests Against Open Pit Coal Mining in Phulbari

In Phulbari, 350 kilometers northwest of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, local communities have come together to raise their voices against the proposed Phulbari open pit coal mining project. If implemented,...

Bangladesh: Disappearing Playgrounds

The Bangladesh Capital Dhaka has seen one of the largest price-booms in the real estate sector which resulted in the decrease of the number of open fields in the city....

Hardinge Bridge Over A Dried-up River Bed

Lonely Traveler posts photos of the century old 1.8 kilometer long Hardinge bridge over the Padma river in Pabna, Bangladesh. The upper-riparian country India erected barrage on the Ganges river...

Outrage as Facebook Post Leads to Arrests in India

Police detained a 21-year-old woman after she posted a Facebook a status update protesting the total shutdown of Mumbai city following the death of the founder of the Shiv Shena...

Bangladesh: Money Doesn't Build A School

Shawn Ahmed of Uncultured.com explains in a video blog that donations only doesn't help building a school. Watch the video to see what he means:

Maoists Chairman Prachanda Under Attack

Pradeep Kumar Singh reports that on the 16th of November Maoists Chairman Puspha Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda was slapped by a 25-year-old Maoists cadre at a tea reception program in...

Mumbai Comes to a Halt After Bal Thackeray's Death

"Mumbai Shut - Fear or Respect?!" Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray (86), founder of the Hindu right-wing Shiv Sena party in India, died today. Mumbai soon came to a halt - shops...

Call For De-weaponization of Karachi

Journeys To Democracy reports that some Pakistani activists have sent out a petition for peace and de-weaponization of Karachi city to the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The brutal violence, armed...

Sri Lanka: The Trouble In Putting A Child Into A Local School

Ratmale shares his experience of putting a child into a Sri Lankan local school. Without purchasing or political power “one has to go through a minefield of hurdles,” he thinks.

The Present Status Of Maternal Mortality In Bangladesh

Amader Kotha (Our Stories) analyzes the present status of Maternal Mortality in Bangladesh and things are looking promising for Bangladesh.

Street Children of Bangladesh Vulnerable to Abuse

The total number of street children in Bangladesh is estimated at 400,000. Almost half of these children live in Dhaka city alone. A very large percentage of these children are...

Save The World's Best Bank

Sabine Kurjo McNeill highlights an Avaaz campaign to save Grameen Bank, a Nobel Peace Prize winning microfinance organization and community development bank.

Every Day Is A Holiday For Some Nepali Government Officials

In November, 2012, the home ministry of Nepal has proposed a two-days holiday per week plan for all government offices to address the problem of energy crisis and black-outs. Guffadi...

Sri Lankan Ruling Coalition To Impeach The Chief Justice

N Sathiya Moorthy reports that the the ruling UPFA coalition is set to impeach Sri Lanka’s first woman Chief Justice Sirani Bandaranaike.

Bangladesh's ‘Journalist Couple’ Murder Investigation Turns to Farce

More than eight months have passed since the much talked about murder of a journalist couple in Bangladesh. According to the promise of the new Home Minsiter seven suspects were...

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