All posts in "Tributes & Anthologies"

Let’s Hail the Purple Prince of Musical Peace

By Maya Mathias / April 25, 2016

“A strong spirit transcends rules.”Prince (1958 – 2016), Music icon and global superstar What do you give a music icon who seemed to have it all? This week, Prince fans gave him eloquent tributes, spontaneously-painted pictures and electrifying dance parties in the streets and in music venues he loved. His dearest friends have given us a glimpse into what a special human being he […]


Lee Kuan Yew: My Founding Father’s Love

By Maya Mathias / April 1, 2015

[Editor’s note: This article was first published in USA’s Huffington Post (The World Post section) and subsequently picked up by Singapore’s The Straits Times as part of their final commemorative feature after Lee Kuan Yew was laid to rest.] Modern Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew died on March 23 2015. He was 91. Like […]


Robin Williams: Oh Captain, My Captain in Life and Death

By Maya Mathias / September 3, 2014

No words. Billy Crystal said it best. Since his passing, I’ve struggled to find the best words that express the towering influence Robin Williams exerted as an artist, humanitarian and human being. I didn’t get to meet Robin. Yet, like so many of you, I felt like I knew him. I’d had the privilege of […]