Sanjeev Sanyal

For Sanjeev Sanyal's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Aug 12, 2014

Who will give refuge to the last pagans of Iraq?

Already the Islamic State has practically eliminated the Shiite Muslim and Christian populations from the lands it controls. The worst of the persecution has been aimed at the Yezidi, a religious group whose pagan roots go back at least to the late Bronze Age.

/ Mar 28, 2012

Brace for the mass customization revolution

The last two decades were the era of hypermarkets — massive superstores that could dazzle customers with an astonishing array of standardized products. But there are signs that the superstore's age of dominance may be over. In recent months, hypermarkets around the world — Walmart, ...

/ Nov 2, 2011

The end of population growth

According to the United Nations' Population Division, the world's human population hit seven billion on Oct. 31. As always happens whenever we approach such a milestone, this one has produced a spike in conferences, seminars, and learned articles, including the usual dire Malthusian predictions. ...

/ Jan 6, 2011

India's elites plunge themselves into crisis

NEW DELHI — For a country with 1.2 billion people, India is ruled by a surprisingly small elite, which runs everything from the government to large companies and even sports bodies. But a series of scandals, some involving billions of dollars, has now seriously ...