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I don’t normally watch documentaries, but I was intrigued by the title, I mean who wouldn’t be, right? And of course, with all the furor it has garnered with the many awards it had accumulated culminating in the Oscar last month, it made me curious.

The film ‘My Octopus Teacher’

Mo O’Hara is an American Children’s author, who moved to the UK in 1991 because she wanted to live abroad but spoke no foreign languages! She is a charming and fun lady with who I spent almost two hours having a good natter. …

Book Cover: Valor in Action (Photo by Rika Chandra)

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day belonging to the eleventh month of the year, we will be observing 2 minutes of silence.

That day is today.

We will remember the men and women who have served — and continue to serve and protect us during times of war…

Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes,” — Benjamin Franklin, 1789

I had a text conversation with my Aunt on an early evening in June;

‘Chuttie, I’m knee deep tidying.’

‘Oh Wow…

A teacher, an author, film-maker, rapper….also an award winning copywriter!

Children’s Author Bob Zaslow wants to send out positive messages in all his stories, and as a natural born teacher he actively encourages kids to learn to love and enjoy reading by making content relatable, even turning Shakespeare’s text into…

The plastic pellets causing havoc

I had not heard of the word ‘Nurdles’ till a couple of months ago. If you’ve been watching the news, you may recall the explosion of a cargo vessel ‘The X-Press Pearl’ in May, just off the Western Coast of Sri Lanka. …

Rika Chandra

Artist, Architect, Designer and Writer with a geeky passion for spreadsheets and a curiosity about people, history and cognitive dissonance.

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