Chandra was a beacon of light, reason, calmness and humour during my PhD studies. I remember meeting her back in 2011. I entered SOAS for the first time, both anxious and excited that I was about to meet my PhD supervisor. And I remember even more clearly how calm and reassured and even more excited about my PhD I felt after our first meeting. I regret that I didn’t tell her when I had the chance how much I appreciated her as a person, an academic, a researcher, a supervisor and as an advisor during my PhD and beyond… Words are too poor to express the loss to her family and friends in academia and beyond.