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.
Latest posts by Rezwan from March, 2009
Kenney Jacob at Disruptive Technologies, Education and Some Social Issues blog publishes a series of analysis on India's past elections. Read parts I, II, III and IV.
“Words are my food, food is my passion..” – this is the tag line of the food blog ‘The Chennai Foodie‘. The blogger posts reviews of different restaurants in Chennai, India and their foods based on real life experiences.
Vinod Joseph at Desicritics asks “Why aren't Indo-Bangla ties warmer?”
Rajaratarala at Perceptions: musings of a renaissance farmer reports that this year more and more Combine Harvesters have taken over the job of harvesting from the manual labors in rural Sri Lanka.
India Social Media Summit 2009 will be held on 27 Mar, 09 in Mumbai, India. More infos on the summit are available at the summit Twitter and Facebook pages. Follow the summit in Twitter – #SMSummit09.
Pakistanis celebrated Pakistan day yesterday. Chapaty Mystery discussed the significance of the day and mentioned how the recent successful lawyers’ movement has provided “an opportunity for Pakistan to undertake a serious re-consideration of its self-conception.”
Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan is outraged with the populist practice of Pakistani politicians of declaring a negligible amount as their wealth: “I am not an idiot, and I would really really appreciate if our politicians stopped insulting my intelligence!”
The Whackster's Lair from Sri Lanka asks some questions to find out why we blog: “are we all boring? or are we just interesting to some people? and if we are interesting is that the sole reason to keep writing? or are we writing for our own pleasure in which...
Srikanth Mangalam at i3j3Cricket is outraged at the news that this years Indian Premier League Cricket will be played in South Africa: “Yes, all this drama regarding security is all about protecting the politicians during their (election) campaigns. It has nothing to do with protecting the citizenry.”
Mash at Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying posts a rare video footage of the massacre by Pakistan army in a village near Dhaka, Bangladesh in late November of 1971. More such videos can be found at the Bangladesh Genocide Archive.
Kartik Reddy at Read my thoughts ponders whether a change in the electoral process is required for India.
Desherchobi posts a photo essay on the lives in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh at night.
Shantanu Dutta at Desicritics discusses about India's hidden incest crisis.
Nazeeya Faarooq at Groundviews asks whether the moderate Muslims are becoming an endangered species.
An Ordinary Citizen opines that the fire in Bashundhara City Shopping Complex exposes the inadequacy of disaster management system in Bangladesh.
Thinking About Nepal believes that: “if Nepali parents are able to indoctrinate in their children a sense of individualism along with respect for community and elders, Nepal will have a citizenry that will able to deal with most challenges faced today and in the future.”
Sam's Lodge [chai-coffee] describes how the trend of ragging is becoming severely violent in India. The blog comments: “a clear distinction must be made between ragging and bullying. When ragging becomes bullying, it crosses all lines of decency.”
South Asia is a populous region. Many South Asian immigrants or migrant workers travel to distant places around the world in search of a better education, job or better living conditions. However they have close ties to families and friends back home and their remittances play a major role in...
The whole Pakistan is overjoyed with the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and a happy end to the Lawyers’ Long March movement. Although apparently president Zardari is in back foot by giving the nod to to reinstate Chaudhry, it had prevented the possible chaos and anarchy if the protesters’...
The trademark dress of the women in the Indian Subcontinent is called Sari. During the 80s it started disappearing in Pakistan after it was declared un-Islamic by then president Zia-ul-Haq . Pak Tea House reports that Saris are making a comeback in Pakistani fashion.
“Have you ever heard of an international organization that self finances 80% of its work? Want to know how they do it?” Read BRAC Blog for details. Based in Bangladesh, BRAC is one of the world's largest non-governmental development organizations.