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Rezwan · December, 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 December, 2012

All About Grassroots Change Movements

Gaurav Mishra analyzes the dynamics of grassroots change movements and how they work to make an impact in the mainstream using social media.

Dhaka Will Soon Have A Crowdsourced Bus Map

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and home to millions, but the megacity doesn’t have a bus map.

Sri Lanka's Judiciary-Executive clash

Law and Other Things has updates on the proceedings that were initiated in the Sri Lankan Parliament to impeach the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Dr Shirani Bandaranayake.

Looking Back at 2012 in South Asia – Part II

Pakistan's dismal human rights record just gets worse, India's rising rape rates have sent the society into a flux, Bangladesh rejected Myanmar's Rohingya refugees, the regions relatively stable country -...

Looking Back at 2012 in South Asia – Part I

Armed with more smartphones than ever before, we see an increasing number of South Asians stepping across borders through social media. This year we saw the first India - Pakistan...

Bhutan: Steering Away From Democracy?

Bhutanomics comments: In form and structure Bhutan can be called a functioning democracy with elections, elected representatives and democratic institutions, but in terms of practice Bhutan is getting farther away...

Video Plea for Public Toilet Facilities in Jharkhand, India

Amit Topno, a ‘Video Volunteers’ community correspondent reports that the residents of Nichitpur village in the Indian State of Jharkhand do not have any working public toilet. The villagers plea...

Bauls – Worshiping The Great God In Man

Bauliana posts a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Bauls, a group of mystic minstrels from Bengal. Although current day Bauls are very small in numbers, their influence in...

Delhi Gang Rape Case Evokes Rage Across India

A recent gang-rape of a 23 year-old woman on a Delhi bus has stirred shock and outrage in India. This incident has raised a lot of questions regarding public safety...

Gujarat Polls 2012 – An Analysis

Offstumped posts an analysis on the recently concluded phase 1 of the assembly elections in the Indian state of Gujarat.

International Crimes Tribunals Bangladesh: Justice In Perspective

E-Bangladesh reports on a discussion and presentation programme on the ongoing International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh which took place in London, UK recently. The event highlighted different aspects of the...

Reserved Seats For Women, Good Or Bad?

Salman Latif exposes the flawed arguments in favor of reserved seats for women in the Pakistan National Assembly.

Sri Lanka needs a National Media Commission

Shenali Waduge opines that Sri Lanka needs a National Media Commission to steer Journalistic Ethics. The blogger adds: “in the absence of self-regulation by mass media and communication channels there...

Bhutan's Journey From Monarchy To Democracy

Sabrina Soares explains how Bhutan progressed from a monarchy to a parliamentary democracy.

India: The Menace Of Eve-Teasing

Main Toki at The Broken Scooter highlights the challenges to tackle Eve-teasing, sexual harassment of women in public places. In India the law exists but it does not define eve-teasing...

A Research On Gender Sensitive Speech Online

The Internet Democracy project in India is conducting a research project that looks at how women in India, who are social media users, deal with speech addressed to them online...

‘The Economist’ Accused of Hacking by Bangladesh's War Crimes Tribunal

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) is an ongoing tribunal in Bangladesh that was set up to investigate and provide justice regarding the war crimes during the Bangladesh Liberation War of...

Sri Lanka: The Rise Of The Classified Portals

Nandasiri Wanninayaka sold his Motorbike through a free online classified portal in Sri Lanka and writes about his experience and the potentials of such platforms.

Social Media Unites To Stand Up For Saving Colombo's Trees

In the last week of November a number of century old trees across Reid Avenue in Colombo were cut by the authorities. Caring citizens created a Facebook page titled “Stand...

Nepal: Social Media Training For Journalists

Ujjwal Acharya posts some observations of two day long journalist training on Social Media that took place in five cities of Nepal. Acharya comments that journalists in Nepal are not...

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