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 2015
Shirin Dalvi is accused of hurting religious sentiments. She says printing the cartoon was an honest mistake, but that no one is listening to her side of the story.
9 January 2015
The two-time president lost to former Health Minister Mithripala Sirisena, the candidate for the main opposition United National Party, who earned 51.28 percent of the votes.
8 January 2015
Incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa faces off against his former health minister, Maithripala Sirisena, in a presidential contest rife with electoral violations, social media manipulation, and constitutional stakes for Sri Lanka.
26 December 2014
Vigils remembering those killed when a group of Taliban gunmen stormed an army school in Peshawar, Pakistan, have taken place around the world, from Canada to Tanzania and Sri Lanka.
21 December 2014
After the horrific Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar that killed more than hundred and thirty students, a controversial cleric refused to condemn the massacre, sparking protests.
16 December 2014
14 December 2014
Protesters are demanding a stronger government response. Absent effective government measures, however, Bangladesh will have to keep relying on civil society and volunteers in this environmental disaster.
9 December 2014
People in Bangladesh often cross busy roads by stepping into traffic, rather than using the crosswalks built for pedestrians. This behavior is both a public safety and a traffic hazard.
28 November 2014
A Sydney IT worker's Twitter tribute to Hughes, who died Thursday, has gone viral. Fans are posting photos of a cricket bat and cap placed outside their door.
27 November 2014
26 November 2014
Meet the girls of Gangyap, who are national level champions in basketball, a sport that was foreign in their remote mountainous village until recently.
21 November 2014
Professor Shafiul Islam, a professor of sociology in Rajshahi University was attacked with a machete by unknown assailants outside his home in Rajshahi city on November 15. He died from his...
15 November 2014
Bangladesh's Hijra community won recognition as a separate gender identity last year, and photo captured them as they took to the streets in colourful style to celebrate the anniversary.
14 November 2014
"It's just great :) Though it's new to me but feeling excited. Hope in Bangladesh it will spread soon and gain popularity..."
12 November 2014
3 November 2014
The "Kiss of Love" campaign was taking a stand against moral policing by right-wing groups, who think it's vulgar to hug or kiss in public.
24 October 2014
Used batteries, asbestos, lead and other potentially hazardous waste dumped at Thilafushi island are seeping into the water, but environmental concerns have never materialized into a campaign by local activists.
22 October 2014
"Satyamev Jayate" aired an episode on October 19, 2014 called "Accepting Alternative Sexualities" that attempted to challenge misconceptions about India's LGBT community. Soon after, #FreedomForLGBT was trending on Twitter.