Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh was born in Singapore in 1977. He is the author of Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore, a travelogue and social commentary, and co-author of Hard Choices: Challenging the Singapore Consensus, a collection of essays.
From 2006-13 Sudhir worked for The Economist Group in Singapore, first as associate director at the Economist Corporate Network, then senior editor at Economist Insights. He has written for a variety of publications, including The Economist and The Straits Times.
Sudhir divides his time between Mauritius, where his wife currently lives, and Singapore, their permanent home. He is currently working on a book about China and India.
‘One of the best, and certainly one of the most enjoyable, single-volume introductions to both countries’ politics, economies and societies, and to their delicate sibling relationship–part envy, part rivalry, part affection.’ Simon Long, ‘Banyan’, Asia columnist, The Economist
‘This lively book is more than just an enjoyable travelogue: it is a series of thoughtful—sometimes provocative—observations on the history, culture, politics, religion and other aspects of our diverse lives in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore.’ George Yeo, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Singapore