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Pantha Rahman Reza

I’m a dreamer, dreams of writing a kick-ass book someday.

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Latest posts by Pantha Rahman Reza

5 April 2015

In Bangladesh, a Mobile App Provides a Platform Where Women Can Feel Free to Talk

Maya provides a platform where women can freely speak about their emotional, medical, legal, and social needs anonymously, without being judged.

8 January 2015

The Mobile Money Revolution Is Transforming Bangladesh

One study found that nearly 76% of rickshaw-pullers in Dhaka send money back home to their villages through mobile banking due to its safety and cost efficiency.

30 November 2014

Solar Homes Helping to End ‘Power Discrimination’ in Bangladesh

45% of Bangladesh—mostly people living in rural areas—is without electricity access. The Solar Home System Project is revolutionizing that imbalance.

10 June 2014

Brazil or Argentina? Football Rivalries Play Out Thousands of Miles Away From the World Cup in Bangladesh

Bangladesh may not be playing, but is gripped by the world cup fever. Citizens have split into Brazil and Argentina camps. Flags, jerseys, heated debates-the world cup war is on.

18 April 2014

In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's Notorious Traffic

Dhaka is one of the most unlivable cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, and its extreme traffic congestion contributes a lot to this fame.

5 April 2014

Chasing Bangladesh's Extreme Weather

The Great Bangladesh Weather Expedition aims to study the severe weather there, including flooding, tornadoes and drought.

26 February 2014

Bangladeshis Protest Bollywood Film ‘Gunday’ for Misrepresenting Liberation War

The film treats the 1971 war as simply a war between India and Pakistan, leaving out the fact of Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan.

26 January 2014

Bangladesh Gets Its First LGBT Magazine, ‘Roopbaan’

"Finally Bangladesh is prospering. I had to leave Bangladesh for being gay, now I feel like going back and do[ing] something there."

13 November 2013

Bangladesh’s Hijras Win Official Recognition as Separate Gender

The country's decision comes not long after Germany's announcement that it will begin to offer a third gender option on birth certificates.

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