Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav


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

Recent Opinions

  • 1 week ago

    Found not guilty by the court but was ex-Grab driver’s behaviour decent?

  • 3 weeks ago

    Goodbye to traditional farming in Singapore?

  • 4 weeks ago

    Finally... a new heir apparent has been named in Singapore

  • 1 month ago

    Restarting Singapore’s heart

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    Is violence on the rise in Singapore?

    APRIL 3 — If viral videos are anything to go by, Singapore seems to be suffering from a  wave of violence.  Recently several clips have surfaced showing citizens...

  • 1 month ago

    Singapore and Malaysia — back together again

    MARCH 27 — So the pandemic has ended. Or rather it is ending. Or, well, it will begin ending next week.  The Singapore government has announced a...

  • 1 month ago

    Rites and rituals of Yishun

    MARCH 20 — Last Friday, I made my way to the Holy Tree Balasubramanian Temple to take part in the annual Panguni festival. It’s a simple ceremony: you collect a pail of milk...

  • 2 months ago

    Wild things of Singapore

    MARCH 13 — Last week, a wild boar charged into a woman outside my neighbourhood coffee shop. The animal had somehow strayed into the rather crowded plaza by the coffee shop at...

  • 2 months ago

    Eat hotpot with your hands if you are Indian

    MARCH 6 — The other day a friend of the family dropped in for dinner; an acquaintance who over time had become a friend to all of us but not a person who knew us too well,...

  • 2 months ago

    Ukraine: A special war?

    FEB 27 — The world has changed forever. As Russian tanks and troops roll into the Ukraine, we see the principle of national sovereignty which has underpinned security in the...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore moves towards taxing the rich to give to the poor

    FEB 20 — Last Friday, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong delivered Singapore’s annual Budget.  Now as the basic statement of the government’s financial...

  • 3 months ago

    Criminal charges for the leader of Singapore’s Opposition?

    FEB 13 — So the leader of Singapore’s Opposition — Pritam Singh — faces the possibility of criminal prosecution. If found guilty, this may lead to him...

  • 3 months ago

    Chicken curry with a side of imperialism

    FEB 6 — So the New York Times published a video on how to make Singapore Chicken Curry and frankly it was an absolute outrage.  Taiwanese chef Clarissa...

  • 3 months ago

    Crouching tiger, missing China

    JAN 30 — As we approach the end of the Year of the Ox, millions of people around the world prepare to meet the Year of the Tiger. The lunar new year is important not...

  • 3 months ago

    Scams and banks

    JANUARY 23 — I like to think of myself as savvy enough — which is to say when waiting for my lift at the void deck, I find the posters that caution against sending money to a...

  • 4 months ago

    Keeping cats on regulation

    JAN 16 — I am a pet person. I will cross roads, miss buses, skip entire parties to hang out with the nearest dog or cat.  In all honesty, I have sometimes encountered a...

  • 4 months ago

    Singapore in 2022

    JAN 2 — New Year, new goals? Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long delivered his annual New Year message on Friday night.  Ushering Singapore into 2022, the prime...

  • 4 months ago

    Happy Holidays 2020, too

    DEC 26 — That’s the joke I keep seeing online. 2022 sounds like 2020 too and with Omicron closing borders, suspending VTL lanes and upending travel plans — I can see why the...

  • 4 months ago

    How the PAP seems to be missing an open goal

    DEC 19 — Politics is an interesting game. The last few weeks have seen Singapore’s opposition Workers’ Party plunged into crisis. A few weeks ago, it was revealed that...