Rezwan · January, 2009

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 January, 2009

Nepal: Bollywood Movie Banned Over Buddha Birthplace Row

  22 January 2009

A Bollywood movie titled ‘Chandni Chowk To China’ was banned in Nepal because a narrator in a scene suggested that the Buddha was born in India instead of Nepal. Badmas comments: “Such false information to the world through bollywood movie has made Nepalese people think, ‘Enough Is Enough’.”

Pakistan: Taliban ban music in buses

  22 January 2009

Deadpan thoughts reports that after banning shopping for women in the troubled North of Pakistan, the Taliban threatened to ban all music and videos shown in public buses in their held territories.

India: The Surname Debate

  21 January 2009

Indian celebrity Sanjay Dutt sparked a debate in the country when he said: “Women should not stick to their fathers’ surname after marriage just for the sake of fashion. It will be a disrespect for their husbands if they do so.” I love life… so I explore reacts to his...

Bangladesh: Drug Users And HIV

  21 January 2009

HIV infections are on the rise in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh. Photo Journalist Monirul Alam posts a photo in his Photoblog showing street drug users injecting with used syringes.

Sri Lanka: Where Are The Top Leaders Of LTTE?

  21 January 2009

The Sri Lankan troops have captured airfields and landing strips used by the LTTE but failed to find their aircraft or air force. The Acorn suggests that either the planes have been dismantled and stowed away or they have been used for the LTTE top leadership's escape.

Sri Lanka: Lack of Tamil Political Voices

  20 January 2009

Valkyrie writes at Groundviews: “The fundamental crisis of Tamil politics (in Sri Lanka) today is that there is no Tamil political group (except Tamil politico-armed groups) that advocates for the rights of the Tamil people.”

Lessons From Gaza

  20 January 2009

A Bengali In TO summarizes some lessons from the recent Gaza conflict and says: “The Muslim world has a surplus of martyrs and a deficit of scholars.”

Bangladesh: Learning English

  19 January 2009

Kotha-Chhilo (something to say) thinks the politicians and cricketers of Bangladesh should take English language courses to express themselves freely to international media.

Sri Lanka: A Ceasefire?

  19 January 2009

Chandi Sinnathurai at writes about a possible ceasefire to be declared by Sri Lankan Government mediated by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

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