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Rezwan · August, 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 August, 2009

India: A wave of suicides among farmers

Increasingly, Indian farmers are resorting to extreme measures, including suicide, to escape complex problems of poverty, crop failure and growing debt. Indian bloggers analyze the situation.

India: Power Struggle Inside BJP

Retribution blog says that the latest debates and conflicts inside BJP, a major political party in India, should not to be confused with ideological battles. “It is simply a power...

Sri Lanka: TEDx Colombo

The Ultimate Change posts videos and links of the TEDx Colombo event, which was held last month.

Maldives: Ramadan Rule And Expats

Abdullah Waheed writes about relaxation of a rule in Maldives regarding the ban of restaurants in daytime during the month of Ramadan: “trade Ministry has licensed certain designated restaurants in...

Sri Lanka: The Role Of Astrologers

Cerno tells that the social utility of astrologers in Sri Lanka extends beyond predicting the future: “They provide a system of managing one’s destiny amidst the amplified uncertainties of living...

Pakistan: The Sugar Crisis

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan discusses about the recent sugar crisis in Pakistan.

Bangladesh: Facebook Developer Garage

The first ever “Facebook Developer Garage” took place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Emran attended the event and writes about it and posts the slide he presented in his...

Nepal: Sadhus – The Mystic Men

Dhiraj Shrestha posts pictures and writes about the Sadhus (Babas) or the mystic men of Nepal.

India, Pakistan: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Raza Rumi at Jahane Rumi comments on the former Indian foreign minister’s remarks on Pakistan's founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah: “Jaswant Singh's right-wing worldview can be partially pardoned for he...

India: The Wall Project

IdeaSmith at Desicritics writes about the wall project, which had invited the citizens of Mumbai to express themselves in color on the city’s walls. The blogger also posts some pictures...

Bangladesh: What Farmers Say About Microfinance

Duncan Green spent spent some time with a group of 20 Bangladeshi small farmers (13 men, 7 women) and shared their views about Micro-finance in his blog.

Nepal: Nothing Is Going Right

For a Democratic Republic Nepal is unhappy with the current politics and governance in Nepal and lists the reasons.

Pakistan: 100Pakistanis

“100Pakistanis is an initiative (and blog) started with the aim of sifting through existing information on Pakistan and presenting it in a concise and revealing way, ranging from simple lists...

Bangladesh: Child Beating

Bangladeshi blogger Mahadi754 is sad and can't tolerate the sounds of a little child being abused by her mother: “Most of the days at the evening I can hear that...

India, Pakistan: Reopening The Wounds

V. Krishna Ananth at Permanent Revolution discusses about the media hype on the recent book by former Indian foreign minister Jaswant Sing. In this book he challenged the theory that...

Bangladesh: On Food Security

Duncan Chowdhury informs that the food supply situation of Bangladesh is more or less quite secure as the country never had to import food grains more than 15% of the...

India: Religious Profiling

Sidhusaaheb writes about a case of religious profiling he faced while staying in a hotel in Indore of Madhya Pradesh state in India: “they had specific instructions to inform the...

Nepal: Protest About Protests

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star protests the destructive nature of the street demonstrations in Nepal: “Protests are necessary at times – when the state leaves no other options –...

Bhutan: Starting Over in America

At Dal Bhat Tarkari photographer and documentary film maker Anya Vaverko writes about her recent documentary about the Bhutanese refugees of cultural repression and their new life in USA as...

Pakistan: Say No To Drone Attacks

Ziyad Faisal at Pak Tea House builds his logic against the US drone attacks on Pakistani civilians: “Isn’t it abundantly clear that US drone attacks are merely providing the Al-Qaeda...

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