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

    Singapore’s Pofma and the burden of proof

  • 1 week ago

    Singapore’s justice warriors

  • 2 weeks ago

    Don’t be reserved about Singapore’s reserves

  • 3 weeks ago

    Old isn’t gold in Singapore

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 1 month 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 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...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore’s GE2020: Is a resounding victory enough?

    JULY 12 — The People’s Action party with 83 seats and the Workers Party with 10 seats. That is the bottom line.  The party that has ruled Singapore since independence...

  • 2 months ago

    The long march of Singapore’s Opposition

    JULY 5 — Should an opposition party set out to win, every time? In most democracies, this is a given. The goal is to become the government. In Singapore, things are a...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore 2020 General Election: Lee vs Lee

    JUNE 28 — Two men sat together at a coffee shop and this caused quite a rumble in Singapore's generally sedate political landscape.  The men concerned were Tan Cheng Bok...

  • 3 months ago

    China and India show us how not to lead the world

    JUNE 21 — Two of the world’s most powerful nations clashed last week with casualties on both sides.    Indian and Chinese troops fought over a disputed...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 3 months 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...

  • 4 months 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...

  • 4 months 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...