Rehman Sobhan | The Daily Star
  • Rehman Sobhan

    The writer is an eminent economist and founder of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

  • The challenge of inequality - An agenda for action

    It is only when the poor and other excluded sections of the population are sitting in the representative institutions of the state, in local elective bodies as well as in Parliament, that they will be able to ensure that their particular concerns are mainstreamed within the policymaking process.
  • Reimagining South Asia in 2030

    The future of South Asia, as a community does not look too promising in the wake of the postponement of the SAARC summit. As a person who has been engaged over 40 years in civil society initiatives to recreate a South Asian community, I have witnessed a number of such fluctuations in the fortunes of the SAARC process.
  • A tribute to a champion of the deprived

    I can think of few people who have done more for the world's deprived population than Fazle Hasan Abed.
  • Physician heal thyself

    To wake up, in the best tradition of Rip Van Winkle, after all of 9 years, to a self-confessed action by Mahfuz Anam which was, at that time, practiced by most of his colleagues and continues to be practiced today, smacks of wilful amnesia or selective memory, which are common afflictions among our media, chattering classes and political community.
  • Liberation war 1971

    Prelude to an order for genocide

    AS President Yahya flew out of Dacca on the night of March 25 he took with him the last hopes of a united Pakistan. For the final two days he had been holed up in the Dacca cantonment with the junta of generals who rule Pakistan, putting the finishing touches to Operation Genocide.