Rezwan · January, 2010

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, 2010

Sri Lanka: Election Violence

  12 January 2010

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence posts a video interview which discusses the news that supporters of Presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka were attacked resulting death of one person and many were injured.

Pakistan: Battling for Hearts and Minds

  12 January 2010

Kalsoom at CHUP -Changing Up Pakistan discusses the strategy of the Pakistani security forces who are battling for hearts and minds “with a campaign that vilifies the enemy and sways potential Taliban sympathizers.”

Bangladesh: Exchange Rate Problem And Price Hike

  11 January 2010

J Rahman at Mukti thinks that Bangladesh taka has an exchange rate problem with Indian rupee: “There seems to be a pretty good relationship – taka depreciates against the rupee today, and rice prices in Dhaka rise a year or so later.”

Bhutan: Media Growth

  11 January 2010

Tshering Tobgay informs that the growth in mass media and other media forms of Bhutan has been exceptional: “Books, magazines, websites, blogs, cinema, music, cable TV, and overall connectivity have all expanded tremendously offering consumers of information a wide array of choices.”

India: Caste Discrimination

  9 January 2010

Sparsh comments on the still persisting caste discrimination in India: “I always ask elders that society has become more feudal, caste oriented and communal than 60 years ago. No clear cut answers. People still ask with smile surname to map out the caste and ancestry in their minds.”

Sri Lanka: Rumor Mill At Work

  8 January 2010

“All I can wish for from now on till election-day is to permit all our eligible voters the chance to cast their secret ballot as they wish, and not be coaxed by monetary or illegal acts to go against their true wishes,” comments Serendipity on the upcoming presidential election in...

Pakistan: Is Democracy Appropriate For The Country?

  7 January 2010

Which one is important – enabling basic human rights with corrupt justice and failed governance in democracy or enabling good governance with no democracy? Osama Bin Javed from Pakistan starts the debate whether democracy is appropriate for countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan.

India: Travesty Of Justice

  7 January 2010

“After 19 years and 450 hearings, though convicted for molesting Ruchika, a 14 year old school girl and a tennis player, SPS Rathore is still smiling,” informs Indian Homemaker.

India: On Racism In Australia

  6 January 2010

Madhavi at The Trajectory comments on the Government of India’s advisory for ethnic Indians in Australia and questions – who is over-reacting on the racism issue: India or Australia?

Bnagladesh: Secularism And Constitution

  6 January 2010

Bangladesh has proceeded to annul the fifth amendment to the constitution, which will lead to the ban of religion-based politics in the country. Indus Asia Online Journal (iaoj) commented that Pakistan should follow the same to save the country from the misuse and abuse of religion.

Sri Lanka: Paying Global Media For Local Elections

  5 January 2010

Sri Lanka's incumbent president Mahinda Rajapakshe's aggressive re-election campaign includes purchasing banner ads on leading global media sites. Groundviews questions what is the point of paying global media for local elections.

Bangladesh: Becoming A Service Oriented Nation

  5 January 2010

“Bangladesh, is becoming more of a service oriented nation and a customer service culture is developing more than ever before,” comments Zain Mahmood, a non-resident Bangladeshi and the CEO of a US-based multinational company, after visiting Bangladesh recently.

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