Nizamuddin Ahmed | The Daily Star
  • Nizamuddin Ahmed

    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.

  • 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.
  • 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 Pakistan during the 24 years of East-West coexistence. He narrated the following anecdote.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 to conquer mountains with a smile, to pedal a bicycle to her heart’s delight, or convey knowledge to her students with care.