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

    Why should Christmas be the most prominent festival... in malls?

  • 2 weeks ago

    Remembering the days of being a dual passport-citizen

  • 3 weeks ago

    Divided, the world falls

  • 4 weeks ago

    It’s Biden vs Trump

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    Goldman Sachs – Opening the door for Asian reparations?

    OCTOBER 25 – Goldman Sachs Group Inc's Malaysian subsidiary pleaded guilty on Thursday to US Department of Justice charges and agreed to pay US$2.9 billion (RM12 billion)...

  • 1 month ago

    The world needs Julian Assange to be free

    OCTOBER 18 — Sometime early next year, Australian hacker and activist Julian Assange will be told by a judge in the UK that he will be extradited to the USA to face a host of...

  • 1 month ago

    Singapore’s communities and Covid-19

    OCTOBER 11 — The other day I was in the lift heading down to the carpark when an elderly man got in and coughed. Seconds later, I coughed.  We both immediately leapt away...

  • 1 month ago

    Mod Sin: Taking the idea from food to other fields

    OCTOBER 4 — Singapore has a talent problem or so we are often told. There isn’t enough local talent particularly for some highly skilled and specialised...

  • 2 months ago

    What is there to (not) love?

    SEPTEMBER 27 — I love Malaysia. Singapore is home and, of course, you always love home more but I love Malaysia as a friend, a neighbour and a frequent visitor.  It’s...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore’s Pofma and the burden of proof

    SEPTEMBER 20 — The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) is perhaps the most controversial piece of legislation passed by Singapore’s parliament in...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore’s justice warriors

    SEPT 13 — Parti Liyani is not a celebrity but the 46-year-old Indonesian domestic helper is now famous across Singapore. She’s become prominent not so much for any particular...

  • 2 months ago

    Don’t be reserved about Singapore’s reserves

    SEPTEMBER 6 — Singapore’s 14th Parliament kicked off its term last week with the President’s address.  The address and the debate that follows typically provide an...

  • 3 months ago

    Old isn’t gold in Singapore

    AUGUST 30 — They say only death and taxes are certain in this life.  Though in fact if you avoid death long enough to have to pay lots of taxes, you typically have to face...

  • 3 months ago

    Waiting for some crazy rich (home-grown) Singaporeans

    AUGUST 23 — I love Hai Di Lao. What’s not to love about high quality hot pot with awesome sides and noodle-based theatrics for a reasonable price?   So I was happy...

  • 3 months ago

    How to enjoy (or not) the National Day celebrations

    AUGUST 16 — Last week, I happily wrote about how much I enjoy Singapore's National Day, in particular the decentralising of the military parade so our army can be seen by...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore celebrates 55 years of nationhood

    AUGUST 9 — Today we celebrate Singapore’s 55th National Day. Fifty-five years of existence as an independent nation.  It is an important milestone — for...

  • 3 months ago

    Singapore’s Opposition leader launching a charity war?

    AUG 2 — Singapore’s first-ever official parliamentary Leader of the Opposition, Pritam Singh, is already facing some opposition himself. With his Workers’ Party winning a...

  • 4 months ago

    Containing cancel culture

    JULY 26 — So, a new virus appears to be spreading around the world and it too seems to pose a threat to our way of life.  I am referring in this case to the epidemic of...

  • 4 months ago

    In Singapore, the Opposition finally gets official recognition

    JULY 19 — For the first time in its history, Singapore has an official leader of the Opposition. That may seem odd as we have had regular elections on the basis of a...