Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinions

  • 14 hours ago

    Singapore is recycling less than ever

  • 1 week ago

    Pandemic vs endemic

  • 2 weeks ago

    Is there Chinese privilege in Singapore?

  • 3 weeks ago

    ‘Alamak’, it is Kamala

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 4 weeks ago

    As the world watches

    AUGUST 22 — Last week, the world watched the Taliban take control of the city of Kabul and virtually the whole country of Afghanistan.   “Kabul falls to the...

  • 1 month ago

    The importance of vaccination conversations

    AUGUST 15 — A member of one of Singapore's Opposition parties — Progress Singapore Party — resigned last Wednesday after intense criticism of comments he made comparing the...

  • 1 month ago

    Warrantless searches in Singapore the new normal?

    AUGUST 8 — Last week we learned that Social Distancing Enforcement officers in Singapore have the power to enter private residences without a warrant — at any time of...

  • 1 month ago

    Schooling Singaporeans on sportsmanship

    AUG 1 — Five years ago I vividly recall watching Joseph Schooling swim past world champion Michael Phelps and finish the 100 metres butterfly as the new  Olympic champion,...

  • 1 month ago

    Is it time for Singapore to tax property gains?

    JULY 25 — Singapore is a very unequal place. By which I mean wealth in our society is not distributed very equally.  Of course every society/nation on Earth...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore gets a new rap

    JULY 18 — I like rap. I always have. Perhaps it’s because when I was a young child, my super hip uncle whom I adored introduced me to N.W.A. and I find the rat-a-tat sound of...

  • 2 months ago

    Have you been vaccinated?

    JULY 11 — The other day, a young man who was about to sit down next to me on the train asked, “Do you mind if I check if you have been vaccinated?” My husband, who can at...

  • 2 months ago

    Singaporeans need a little more space

    JULY 4 — The past year has been tough on all of us. Lockdowns meant keeping within exceptionally close quarters and for many Singaporeans, this meant the confines of our...

  • 2 months ago

    Are migrant workers treated better in Singapore?

    JUNE 27 — Earlier this month, Vice magazine asked: Has Singapore learned to treat its migrant workers better.  A pertinent question considering it was a year ago...

  • 2 months ago

    Does music help spread Covid-19?

    JUNE 20 — So in good news, Singapore is loosening the restrictions it imposed in May following a spike in locally transmitted Covid-19 cases. Almost a month ago,...

  • 3 months ago

    Divided, we fail

    JUNE 13 — Somewhere in the suburb of Yishun is a shrine to the Hindu god Muneswaran. Believed to be one of the many avatars of Lord Shiva, he is a deity that Tamil families...

  • 3 months ago

    The Covid-19 pandemic: How will we know it’s over?

    JUNE 6 — After basically a year and a half of extreme disruption to our lives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are beginning to wonder when this will end. ...

  • 3 months ago

    Should everyone in Singapore speak English?

    MAY 30 — There is a popular TikTokker in Singapore who makes funny videos that zero in on the annoyances of our everyday lives. From unthinking comments made by our older...

  • 4 months ago

    Back to the future: Locking down again in Singapore

    MAY 16 — So Singapore has tightened restrictions on movement as a response to a rise in Covid-19 cases. Though this isn't quite as strict as the lockdown imposed last...

  • 4 months ago

    The CEO takes umbrage

    MAY 9 — Umbrage. That’s the trending word on Singapore’s cyberspace at the moment. In fact, the trend has already crossed over into the real world with major brands like Tim...