Nizamuddin Ahmed

CHINTITO SINCE 1995

The writer is a practising Architect at BashaBari Ltd., a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fellow, a Baden-Powell Fellow Scout Leader, and a Major Donor Rotarian.

May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021

Why does the story always begin with Palestinians throwing stones?

You have perhaps been witness to a cycle of violence that begins with one-sided bullying and coercion (action) and continues until the victim is forced to respond (reaction). And then the “fighting...

February 15, 2021
February 15, 2021

‘Internal affairs’ suck under globalisation

I am not at all concerned about the Tatmadaw takeover in neighbouring Myanmar, a foregone conclusion, some say, to a power struggle in the land of a hundred ethnic groups, and was somewhat expected...

February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021

The drawback with prototype designs of residences

Individuality builds self-confidence as opposed to dependency, creativity against suppression, cooperatives instead of idle loners, an active workforce vs laissez-faire, contributors not dumb...

January 17, 2021
January 17, 2021

A city in peril, but these palm trees are mine

No centuries-old city merits a revamping makeup, so as to render it unrecognisable by distortion, not the least Dhaka.

December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020

The humility of the greats, and the pathetic flip side

Celebrated Pakistan national footballer and Bangladesh national coach Golam Sarwar aka Tipu, who famously played mostly for Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting, was one among the 23 Bengalis who represented...

December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020

Big chunks of rubbish float at the top

US president-elect Joe Biden’s meticulous selection of office-bearers for various portfolios should make one realise the importance of competence.

December 3, 2020
December 3, 2020

A life not wasted, nor forgotten

Occasionally an athlete transcends the boundaries of his sporting arena and attains a civil personality through his many socio-welfare activities, albeit woven intricately with the game.

August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020

Pedestrians first, pedal cyclists second, then the rest

What I am about to write will be of no use, least of all any consolation, to the family and friends, and yes admirers, of the flicker that was denied to sparkle. Because they cannot bring her back...

August 3, 2020
August 3, 2020

Two sides of the Covid

Contextually, although lockdown remains an essential defence worldwide against the spread of Covid-19, there have been exceptions at the cost of human lives.

July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020

For the honour of Scouter, Lt Gen Robert Baden-Powell

Mass movements are characterised by a euphoric tempo. Thus, it was understandable when on June 7 “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) demonstrators in Bristol brought down and defaced the statue that...