Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinions

  • 1 hour ago

    Singapore’s GE2020: Is a resounding victory enough?

  • 1 week ago

    The long march of Singapore’s Opposition

  • 2 weeks ago

    Singapore 2020 General Election: Lee vs Lee

  • 3 weeks ago

    China and India show us how not to lead the world

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 4 weeks ago

    Are Singaporeans ready to be tracked?

    JUNE 14 — A wearable contact tracing device will apparently be Singapore’s next weapon in the fight against Covid-19.  The government has announced that a Bluetooth...

  • 1 month ago

    What should Black Lives Matter mean to non-Americans?

    JUNE 7 — This past week, the world watched as parts of the United States were literally set on fire. Protests erupted following the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a...

  • 1 month ago

    One country, one system

    MAY 31 — Hong Kong, as we know it, has come to an end. Last week, China's National People's Congress (NPC) voted to enact a controversial national security law in Hong Kong. The...

  • 1 month ago

    Singapore, be kind to otters

    MAY 24 — One bright spot during the general disruption of Covid-19 has been the otters.  These adorable half seal-, half dog-like critters have made a comeback in...

  • 1 month ago

    Is it wrong to love the lockdown?

    MAY 17 — So, literally billions of people have spent weeks locked down. Restricted or entirely forbidden from leaving our homes, life as we know it has been absolutely...

  • 2 months ago

    Wall Street may be deadlier than Covid-19

    MAY 10 — “The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the...

  • 2 months ago

    We all live In America

    MAY 3 — There is one obvious beneficiary of the Covid-19 lockdown — TV.  I have never spent so much time in front of the box or with my lap-top propped up on my tummy...

  • 2 months ago

    In Singapore, we are all ‘workers’

    APRIL 26 ― Three hundred thousand foreign “workers” ― usually men between the ages of 18-50 ― live and work in Singapore.  Employed under work permits, they are...

  • 2 months ago

    Covid-19 vs freedom

    APRIL 19 — Covid-19 has changed the world forever. This isn’t to say I believe we will never sit in bars, get on airplanes and take holidays to far-flung places ever again....

  • 3 months ago

    The world after oil

    APRIL 12 — The world is still in the grip of Covid-19. If you scan the newspapers and news sites, the headlines and virtually every other story is about nothing but...

  • 3 months ago

    As Singapore goes into a partial lockdown...

    APRIL 5 — Singapore has mandated that all non-essential workplaces will transition to work from home and schools will shut from April 8.  People are now being...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore launches a fiscal bazooka

    MARCH 29 — Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Covid-19 and the costs associated with the shutdowns being used to contain it are wreaking havoc on the...

  • 3 months ago

    Covid-19: A new world order

    MARCH 22 — For some time, normal life carried on around the virus.  It was, for many people, something happening elsewhere or to other people but no longer.  Covid-19...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore’s Election 2020 now imminent?

    MARCH 15 — Singapore has released the electoral boundaries which will be used in the next general election.  The island nation typically changes the boundaries and number...

  • 4 months ago

    How Covid-19 is changing how we behave

    MARCH 8 — And so the world enters another week in its war against Covid-19. There have now been over 100,000 cases and 3,000 deaths from the virus. Factories, schools and...