Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

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

Recent Opinions

  • 5 days ago

    The CEO takes umbrage

  • 1 week ago

    Covid-19 strikes back

  • 2 weeks ago

    Enter Lawrence Wong as leading contender for prime minister of Singapore

  • 3 weeks ago

    Cheering on Dogecoin to the moon

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    Vacancy: PM of Singapore

    APRIL 11 — Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat (HSK) announced that he would be taking himself out of contention for the role of SIngapore's next prime minister. In a letter to...

  • 1 month ago

    A more Singaporean Singapore

    MARCH 28 — Something has changed in the bars that dot the trendy enclaves of Singapore.  Of course Covid-19 has changed a lot of things and it’s great that our trendy...

  • 1 month ago

    We need more female billionaires

    MARCH 21 — I am a woman. Stating the obvious but this is important because to this day, this biological fact determines a great deal of what is expected of...

  • 2 months ago

    Going wild in Singapore

    MARCH 14 — A wild boar was caught and killed in Singapore a few weeks ago.   The boar was apparently responsible for two attacks on pedestrians in Punggol in...

  • 2 months ago

    We must choose to protect Singapore’s forests

    MARCH 7 — Singapore is a tiny country. At 700 square kms, it is over 400 times smaller than Malaysia and is home to 5.6 million people.  With a population density of...

  • 2 months ago

    Domestic helpers in Singapore need to be protected

    FEBRUARY 28 — Piang Ngaih Don died in July, 2016. The domestic worker had been systematically starved, abused and basically tortured by her Singaporean employers for over a...

  • 2 months ago

    The world doesn’t need super apps

    FEBRUARY 21 — There has been a spate of headlines over the past few weeks suggesting the possibility of a merger between Singapore-based ride hailing giant Grab and its...

  • 3 months ago

    The gods of fortune are smiling on Singapore

    FEB 14 — Chinese New Year has arrived, marking almost a year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Chinese New Year 2020 marked the last time I was able to cross the border to Malaysia;...

  • 3 months ago

    Myanmar’s coup a setback for the region

    FEBRUARY 7 — Last week, the world saw the Myanmar military take control of the country’s capital Naypyitaw and establish complete control of the entire country by...

  • 3 months ago

    Why GameStop matters to us all

    JANUARY 31 — A funny thing happened last week. An American company called GameStop — basically a chain of stores that sells video games — saw its stock market value surge...

  • 3 months ago

    In the case of Australia vs Google

    JANUARY 24 — The Australian government has proposed legislation that will ensure major search engines/social media companies pay news organisations for the news content...

  • 3 months ago

    Is Chinese Privilege a myth?

    JANUARY 17 — At a panel discussion hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies, a Singaporean think tank, it was suggested that the idea of “Chinese Privilege”...

  • 4 months ago

    Singapore’s privacy vs security dilemma

    JANUARY 10 — This week, it emerged that the police will be able to access information gathered by Singapore’s Trace Together contact tracing system which was rolled out to...

  • 4 months ago

    What makes a Singaporean?

    JANUARY 3 — The other day I watched a rerun of a TV episode where New York once again served as the backdrop for the adventures of a zany gang of friends. ...

  • 4 months ago

    Singapore’s Covid-19 Christmas economics

    DECEMBER 27 — There’s no snow. No real sleigh bells. And no one’s roasting anything by an open fire but this weekend Singapore celebrated Christmas like never before....