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Our Story


Spiders and The Sea is the result of two people falling head over heels in love, with the natural world.  

A love that is nurtured by a spirit of inquiry.


Through our writing, photography, workshops and unsolicited party conversations  about 'why you shouldn't kill that spider in your bathroom', we are keen on spreading this love for mother nature and all the stories, she tells us. 

Our Vision

Creating a world where people have a close relationship with nature.

Our Mission

Through research, outreach and creative storytelling, we aim to bridge the gap between people and nature.

The Team

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Tanaya Rele

Project Intern

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Tanaya is a wildlife enthusiast who seeks inspiration from the wonders of nature and has a keen interest in spiders.

When she's not busy sciencing, you can find her watching Disney movies and munching on candy.

Musician Silhouette


{Insert your childhood dreams here}

Have an idea? Want to collaborate with us? Want to come work for us?

Get in touch and maybe we'll do awesome things together. Teehee.

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Tiana Muthanna


Tiana is a high school student who likes to paint and play football. She has an interest in marine biology.


Through her internship with us she hopes to explore ways to bring together science and art, and begin her journey towards understanding the ocean!

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Ananya Doraswamy

Co-facilitator -
After school in nature

Ananya delights in a slow-paced day that has plenty of time for cloud-watching, tree-gazing, and warming her toes in sunshine.
She writes for a living and her only ambition is to live a quiet, peaceful life.

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Pooja Sampath

Co-facilitator -
After school in nature

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Pooja is a producer, writer and filmmaker who spends her non-working hours daydreaming about life as an observant insect.
Most days you will find her quietly sitting in a corner staring at something, patiently waiting for a story to unfold.

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Vinitha Moksha

Co-facilitator -
After school in nature

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Vinitha is a former history teacher. She’s happiest when amidst young minds, her garden and dogs.


Chetana Purushotham


Chetana is a wildlife biologist, ocean explorer, educator, writer and photographer.

Dogs love her almost as much as she loves them.


Samuel John


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John is a writer, photographer and researcher with a keen interest in spiders.

He regularly daydreams of using a calculator, a pencil and a cup of sambar to unravel the secrets of the universe 

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