I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh and I have been blogging at The 3rd world view since 2003. I have been bridgeblogging the Bangladeshi and South Asian Blogosphere in Global Voices since 2005. I am also the translator coordinator for the Global Voices Bangla Lingua and love translating selected Global Voices posts into my mother tongue Bangla. I also like to follow the groundbreaking outreach projects of Rising Voices and write about them. Follow me at @rezwan.
Latest posts by Rezwan
4 February 2016
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.
3 February 2016
"Sudanese guy causes accident. Tanzanian girl caught. Stripped, beaten. Because, if you're a misogynist & racist, who has time for geography?"
26 January 2016
"...[the assailants] want our keyboards, pens to stop...Now its the time to write even more...Otherwise the darkness will win, religious fundamentalism and extremism will win."
25 January 2016
The New York Public Library has released more than 180,000 digitized items in the public domain. Readers can now access and download these archived materials from the library for free.
15 January 2016
The female film student accused her professor of forcing her to have sex with him, but when she spoke up she said the student body turned on her.
4 January 2016
"The earthquake was like alarm...woke everyone up, here in Bangladesh. Waiting for the aftershocks of this quake now. Be safe, everyone."
28 December 2015
Sri Lanka's President Says Enrique Iglesias Concert Organisers Should Be ‘Whipped With Toxic Stingray Tails’
President Sirisena didn't like that female fans hugged and kissed the pop star, nor that someone threw her bra onstage. Sri Lankans didn't take to his "moral policing" kindly.
26 December 2015
14 December 2015
Contradictory statements from authorities have left many Bangladeshis wondering what was behind the ban on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and other major communications platforms.
4 December 2015
"In fact, what is more troubling in a way is that the nature of the coverage only confirms a north-south divide..."
20 November 2015
Poor pay, lacking legal protections, abuse. That is the abysmal treatment that domestic workers often receive. But change is slowly but surely taking root, one house at a time.
19 November 2015
13 November 2015
4 November 2015
"Foreign observers should know about #Maldives: 1) There were never any IEDs. It's a #ManufacturedCrisis 2) There was never a democracy"
31 October 2015
Both publishers had ties with Bangladeshi-American blogger and author Avijit Roy, who was attacked and killed in February 2015.
25 October 2015
The Islamic State group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Hussaini Dalan bomb attack, which killed one and injured over sixty others.
21 October 2015
Overturning Lower Court, Maldives Supreme Court Saves Convicted Adulteress From Being Stoned to Death
The Maldives' Supreme Court has acted swiftly to overturn an island court's decision to execute a woman for adultery. The woman had been sentenced to be stoned to death.
15 October 2015
The foam in Bangalore, India, is largely being produced in a lake called Bellandur, into which raw sewage and chemical waste have long been pumped without effective water treatment.
9 October 2015
6 September 2015
Heavy rains in Dhaka have caused massive traffic jams and water damage, disrupting the lives of thousands of citizens. On social media, people blamed climate change and poor waste management.