Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

Born and bred in Singapore, Surekha A. Yadav is a freelance journalist in Southeast Asia.

Recent Opinions

  • 6 days ago

    Can a culture be appropriated?

  • 1 week ago

    What is in a Singaporean symbol?

  • 2 weeks ago

    I am not a minority. I am Singaporean

  • 3 weeks ago

    Finding Singapore’s most significant moments

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    Not all Indians like curry

    JULY 21 — So a primary school teacher was introducing herself to a new Primary 3 (eight- to nine-year-olds) class. She asked each child in the class to introduce themselves,...

  • 1 month ago

    Raising the retirement age... to 100

    JULY 14 — Should we raise the retirement age? The question bedevils various modern societies. As people live longer and as the cost of retirement rises, should people continue...

  • 1 month ago

    The return of the Opium Wars

    JULY 7 — In 1839, around 180 years ago, British ships bombarded Chinese ports.   China’s navy was effectively destroyed and as British soldiers launched...

  • 1 month ago

    Singapore needs seat belts for expats

    JUNE 30 — Last week a large DHL goods trucks collided with a smaller open top lorry that was carrying a complement of six construction workers on its flatbed. The workers...

  • 2 months ago

    In Singapore, ERP is dead... long live ERP

    JUNE 23 — Fantastic news, Singaporeans! It appears the hated ERP road toll system is going to be abolished.  Yes, that's right, the system of payment gantries linked to the...

  • 2 months ago

    When prime ministers should say less on Facebook

    JUNE 16 — Facebook — well, social media in general — has proved itself to be a powerful tool in the world of politics. We’ve seen revolutions and elections deeply...

  • 2 months ago

    Heels, has the time come for a flat earth?

    JUNE 9 — Over the last few months, women in Japan have been engaged in an uprising against the high-heeled shoe.  Actor and writer Yumi Ishikawa submitted a petition to...

  • 2 months ago

    Spoiler alert: Aladdin was French

    JUNE 2 — Like millions of other nostalgic 80/90s kids, last week I trotted off to watch Aladdin. I was worried this would be an exercise in Disney cashing in on nostalgia,...

  • 2 months ago

    Americans and Chinese are coming for your phone

    MAY 26 — Your phone is now on the front lines of a struggle for global dominance. The US government’s actions in terms of banning US companies from doing business with Huawei...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore and the single mother

    MAY 19 — Here’s the scenario; a woman, over 30 years old, decides to have a baby.  She is not married but she is financially stable and has the time and support network...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore strikes against fake news

    MAY 12 — Last week, Singapore's parliament passed a Bill giving government ministers broad powers to combat fake news.  The Protection from Online Falsehoods and...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore and the right to silence

    MAY 5 — The local coffee shop recently stopped broadcasting football matches in the evenings. Champions League and Premier League fans were apparently disturbing the sleep and...

  • 3 months ago

    Terror in Sri Lanka

    APRIL 28 — At around 9am on Easter Sunday, a man walked into a crowded restaurant in the Shangri La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka and blew himself up. His backpack...

  • 4 months ago

    The monuments of Singapore

    APRIL 21 — A building in Paris burned down and the whole world seems to be sad. On one hand, it seems like an over-reaction. No one died, the building was old (700 years old),...

  • 4 months ago

    Behold, Singapore’s new Jewel

    APRIL 14 — So, a large new mall attached to Singapore's airport opened this week.  Now in Singapore, developments related to our airport count as news. Changi Airport is...