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 January, 2010
The Acorn comments that “it was wrong to leave Pakistani cricketers out” of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the IPL international players’ auction.
Raja Basu at Potpourri informs: “despite a ban on its use in India, plastic bag is very much in use in India.”
Indrajit Samarajiva visited war ravaged Jaffna recently and writes about his impressions of the capital city of the Northern Province in Sri Lanka.
Alisha at Pour Les Femmes writes how Saraswati Puja (Basanta Panchami) is celebrated in Nepal.
Teeth Maestro pays tribute to the Graffiti activist Asim Butt (1978-2010) who was renowned for his graffiti used in activism.
Abhijit at Blowing In The Wind compiles media reactions on the death of the veteran communist leader and ex-chief minister of the West Bengal state of India, Jyoti Basu.
Sandeep Bansal calls India's recently concluded accord with Bangladesh on the transit rights for North East India as a historical opportunity for this region.
Sanjana Hattotuwa at ICT for Peacebuilding (ICT4Peace) informs that the ICT4Peace Foundation has created a page on its ICT4Peace Inventory wiki that links to a number of updated information sources to help the victims of the Haiti Earthquake.
Sridhar at South Asian Philanthropy project explains why South Asians should donate for Haiti: “South Asians are very diverse in their giving – from giving to causes here in North America, to giving around the world”.
Sushanta Das Gupta and Kh. A. Saleque at E-Bangladesh summarizes the positive outcomes of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recently concluded trip to India.
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh saw a huge traffic jam as many roads were closed because the Prime Minister was greeted by supporters as she returned from her India trip. Nazrul Islam at Sachalayatan says [bn] “Dear Prime Minister, if paralyzing the city is the measure of your popularity then...
Binary Zero at Lahore Metblogs informs that Lahore is seeing more traffic jams as the President is in the town and his supporters are clogging the streets. The blogger gives some tips to avoid the traffic.
Committee To Protect Journalists reports that in an election campaign related violence BBC’s Sinhala service reporter Thakshila Dilrukshi was hospitalized after a political mob attacked her while she was on duty.
As the date of presidential election approaches in Sri Lanka, the campaigns have grown intense and the heat can also be felt in the Sri Lankan blogosphere. Many bloggers are rallying behind their candidates and are engaging in strong debates with detailed analysis.
Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics discusses about the Indian technology start-up ‘SMSGupShup’, which is a SMS-based social networking platform, and the business model of similar services.
Ultra Violet reports that the deadline for submission of films for the Bangalore Queer Film Festival is 30 January 2010. The non ticketed free event will be held at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore on 26th, 27th and 28th of February, 2010.
Bangladesh is experiencing a cold wave which is bringing the temperature down to less then 10 degrees Celsius. Fahad at Finding Myself is thankful to God for being blessed with a home and warm blankets. He wonders what will happen to the street people who have nothing.
Tenezo reports that Google Pakistan and CIO Pakistan are organizing the first Pakistani blog awards. If you are a Pakistani blogger or write about Pakistan please submit your blog here.
Asif Saleh and Jyoti Rahman at Unheard Voice criticizes the actions of India’s trigger happy Border Security Force (BSF), who are responsible for a number of death of Bangladeshis each year.
Penstar describes about Phuntsoling, the shopping paradise of Bhutan: “Everything comes cheap here. Garments are cheap. Utensils are cheap. Culinary items are cheap. Trust is cheap. Faith is cheap. Dignity is cheap. Human life is cheap. Quality of goods is cheap.”
XNepali blog argues that the ‘Nepalese’ should be addressed as ‘Nepali’. The blogger also created a Facebook group titled “Say no to ‘Nepalese’”.