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.

  • The rigorous and (oops!) the negligent sides

    At five feet four, most people’s mouth is where my nose is. In a democracy, they can do all the loud talking at a distance from me, but their flurry of drenched words requires my close proximity. My nose is again of the type that inspires free speech, supplemented with coughs and sneezes.
  • If not I, then who?

    Trending now are a winter holding at around twenty degrees Celsius, finishing office work in a traffic jam, private fogging to rid societies of mosquitoes (members of the Executive Committee not included), and a side job or business not only to make ends meet but for a wee bit of luxury, such as eating out.
  • Not only Mayors, we need to make promises too

    Election time is full of promises. Wowed by the vows, some of us are the happiest. Many of us are steeply sceptical; we suffer the most. Most of us believe the rhetoric, or pretend to, otherwise candidates would not have been spewing material for us to build castles in the air, election after election.
  • Around the world in 999 words

    The following anecdote I have narrated before, but it merits repetition for sheer context.
  • In 2K20, let us resolve to be a little different

    As we draw closer to pulling the curtain on 2019, it is an opportune moment for self-analysing ourselves.