Photo by Mael BALLAND on Unsplash

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’

Jinny is a debut author with her picture book ‘The Enchanted Suitcase: Preston’s Christmas Surprise’. Illustrated by Jenn Garside, it is out now in time for Christmas — a lovely Christmas surprise!

What is interesting about it is the backstory behind the concept of this book. It is a product…

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. There was lots of laughter, great advice…

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…

Guernsey (Photo by Rika Chandra)

The book written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows was a bestseller that was made into a film in 2018. Having visited Guernsey myself it’s easy to understand why Mary Ann Shaffer decided to write about it. The island inspires creativity. I spent quite a few hours with a…

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…

Rika Chandra

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

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store