Sania Aiman | The Daily Star
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  • Beni Boonon: Braiding jute and magic

    Beni, or braids, invoke in my mind lustrous locks of hair, strands intertwined, to make intricate artistic patterns. The same idea translates to beautifully textured rugs, at Beni Boonon – worked on by 300 women artisans in a cottage industry in Savar.
  • Help the helpers: support the extended hand

    In these days of the pandemic, as we practice social isolation as a family, I have been the one designated with any tasks that required venturing out of the house.
  • Looking for the silver lining

    The effects of any crisis are manifold, and we will all have to face together the collective trauma that Covid-19 has inflicted. But from within the effects of these troubling times, we look for silver linings — the unexpected positive effects.
  • A different Ramadan

    Every year, particularly for Muslims, the countdown to Eid in the month of Ramadan is largely that — the Eid day! Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong about the anticipation or the celebration.
  • Heroes of Bengal

    The Bengali nation that stands free and proud today, is not the product of just a decade or even half a century’s struggle.