Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinions

  • 1 day ago

    Something's wrong with Singapore’s Xmas lights

  • 1 week ago

    Tension across the Causeway

  • 2 weeks ago

    Should we only buy Asian?

  • 3 weeks ago

    And the next prime minister of Singapore is...

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 4 weeks ago

    Making Singaporeans better Samaritans

    NOVEMBER 18 — The other day some friends and I were driving home after 2am and frankly, I couldn’t wait to be in bed. However as we stopped at a traffic light in Bishan, we...

  • 1 month ago

    Deepavali is dying and we must save it

    Nov 11 — ON the eve of Deepavali this year, I woke up and dressed for the day; on a whim, I decided to inject some festive flair into my wardrobe by swapping my staple standard...

  • 1 month ago

    How does Singapore keep being “Singaporean”?

    NOVEMBER 4 — Every time I travel, and I find myself introducing myself as “Singaporean” I am often met with one of two common responses — on diametric opposite ends of the...

  • 1 month ago

    Singaporeans riding the escalator to prosperity

    OCTOBER 28 — Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has weighed into the issue on inequality in Singapore. Speaking at the 30th anniversary of the Institute of Policy...

  • 1 month ago

    Saving the world with my wallet

    OCT 21 — I shop a lot. Maybe an embarrassing and dangerous (for my credit card limits) amount. Sometimes I see an article about a person who has sworn off buying “stuff” and...

  • 2 months ago

    Towards a sharing Singapore

    OCTOBER 14 — THE “sharing economy” is a recent turn of phrase but one that has fast become indispensable. From bicycles to planes – most things can be shared with an app....

  • 2 months ago

    Class, not race, is what divides Singapore

    OCT 7 — Class — more specifically class divisions — and not race, religion or any other factor is perceived to be the most worrying and divisive issue in Singapore today. A...

  • 2 months ago

    The almost perfect country?

    SEPTEMBER 30 — THE grass is always greener on the other side i.e. the idea that we (humans in general) often tend to imagine other people’s lives and circumstance as better...

  • 2 months ago

    Is PJ Thum the last Malayan?

    SEPTEMBER 23 — Thum Ping Tjin aka PJ Thum, an increasingly prominent Singaporean historian, believes Singapore is part of Malaya. He is almost certainly right. This is a...

  • 3 months ago

    Rethinking F1 in Singapore

    16 SEPTEMBER — IT is F1 week again. Last weekend, I found myself driving from Raffles Place to Little India and getting there required me to drive along the F1 route. Let me...

  • 3 months ago

    Privacy is a personal responsibility

    SEPTEMBER 9 — I was heartened to see the recent headlines in Singapore that the needless/relentless collection of our identity card or NRIC numbers will be curbed. For most of...

  • 3 months ago

    Is Singapore too rigid for her region?

    SEPTEMBER 2 — A PANEL of prominent business leaders and policymakers’ meeting at a forum organized by Business China and the Singapore Business Federation has criticised young...

  • 3 months ago

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ isn’t racist, it is right

    AUGUST 26 — So, people are still going nuts about Crazy Rich Asians which is the first major Hollywood film in decades to feature an all-Asian cast and with an Asian...

  • 3 months ago

    Henry Golding for James Bond!

    AUGUST 19 — SO people around the world are going to the cinemas to see a bunch of Asians. Crazy rich ones. I am talking about Crazy Rich Asians, the first major Hollywood film...

  • 4 months ago

    Singapore’s best days are yet to come

    AUGUST 12 — Singapore’s birthday rolled round again. On August 9, the island-nation celebrated 53 years of independence. Not a particularly “big” birthday but this year we...