Writer Of The Week

Ms Dipa Swaminathan with her children Vihaan, 10, and Kairav, eight. She hopes Singaporeans will become more tolerant and accepting of one another, and aspire to higher ideals.
Ms Dipa Swaminathan with her children Vihaan, 10, and Kairav, eight. She hopes Singaporeans will become more tolerant and accepting of one another, and aspire to higher ideals.PHOTO: COURTESY OF DIPA SWAMINATHAN

Who: Dipa Swaminathan, 44, a lawyer.

My family: Married to Vish Srinivasan, a senior director at a semiconductor company and "part-time rock star", with two children: Vihaan, 10, and Kairav, eight.

My home: A black and white bungalow.

My passions: Reading, travel, and watching tennis.

I first started writing to the Forum page...: In 1998.

What I write about: Focus is on social justice topics, such as animal rights as well as issues to do with migrant workers.


Ms Dipa Swaminathan with her children Vihaan, 10, and Kairav, eight. She hopes Singaporeans will become more tolerant and accepting of one another, and aspire to higher ideals.Caption - PHOTO: COURTESY OF DIPA SWAMINATHAN

Why I write: To create awareness and, hopefully, bring about some change.

I read the Forum page because...: I like to see Singaporeans and other writers express their views, and play an active and engaged role in society.

My wish for Singapore: That people become more tolerant and accepting of one another, and aspire to higher ideals. And behave better on the roads.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2015, with the headline 'WriterOf TheWeek'. Print Edition | Subscribe