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 June, 2011
Sri Lankan Male describes what is it like to be a gay in Sri Lanka today and the increasing use of social networking to find a partner.
How would you feel seeing your personal data divulged in a public website? Iru Veli highlights a few recent incidents of privacy breach of personal data of many Maldivians and stresses the need for a privacy act in the country.
Srishti Chauhan asks “why is India stepping on the nuclear bandwagon?”
Indonesian blogger Unspun recently attended Pakistan's first social media summit in Karachi and commented that Pakistan's greatest asset is its people.
Sad Hammadi analyzes the legacy of Hartal (general strike) exercised by different political parties in Bangladesh over the years.
Devika Mittal at Youth Ki Awaaz argues that the kids reality shows in Indian TV are exposing children to high-level competition by selling their childhood, talent and working hard at an early age.
Deadpan Thoughts criticizes the imposition of 17% sales tax in this years budget on the import of machinery and equipment of textile mills, a major earning and employment sector of Pakistan.
Spring Of Autumn reminisces about the golden era of Pakistan pop music, which was the late 80's and the early 90's.
Namgay77 at Writers Association Of Bhutan is concerned about the proliferation of deceptive advertisement messages in Bhutan.
“The beasts in Pakistan have made it a habit to kill. Kill in the name of sect. Kill in the name of religion. Kill in the name of tribe. Kill in the name of Islam – They are not aware that in Islam killing one person is like killing the...
Farhan Janjua captures the photo of a banner situated in Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan which reads: “Christian’s Graveyard in Muslim Population is Not Acceptable! Not Acceptable!.”
“Legend has it that the Wind in Wangdue comes from a hole in the elephant hill,” – so describes Passu about the “man-blowing” wind at the southern end of the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong in Bhutan.
Sans Serif reports that in India there have been 17 instances of attacks on journalist in the last six months and at least three journos died.
Meera Ghani at Pak Tea House informs that “a group called All-Pakistan Students Khatm-e-Nubuwat Federation is handing out vile, hate fuelled pamphlets calling for outright murder of the already persecuted Ahmadiya community in the city of Faisalabad” and calls to resist this hate campaign.
The opposition parties in Bangladesh have started a 36-hour strike (hartal) that began at dawn Sunday in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photoblogger Monirul Alam captures some actions during the strike in a photo essay.
‘The Slut Walk’ comes to Delhi, after Toronto and numerous other places and Chandni shares her thoughts why this protest is important for women in India, especially Delhi.
Lonely Traveler highlights a relic of British architecture in Dhaka – the Chamely house.
Dutch journalist and blogger Dheera Sujan recently visited Bangladesh and was surprised with the positive energy of the Bangladeshis. She comments: “I witnessed there was that hunger to improve, to learn, to better oneself that is simply not as palpable in this part of the world as it is in...
Nepal Blogs refutes the negative news on religious freedom in Nepal and comments: “It is unfair, [..] to chastise an entire nation because of few intolerant idiots.”
Earlier this month clashes at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Sri Lanka between protesting workers and police claimed the life of an young worker and injured many workers and policemen. The following protests of citizens against the killing send a strong signal to the Sri Lankan government.
Unheard Voice pays tribute to Iranian football legend and a symbol of resistance to the regime in Iran, Naser Hejazi, who contributed a lot to Bangladesh football back in the 1980s as a coach and a mentor.