The Tamil Creator

EP #16: Thiru Vignarajah – Baltimore Mayoral Candidate, Federal Prosecutor & Harvard Law School Graduate

June 20, 2021 Ara Ehamparam Episode 16
The Tamil Creator
EP #16: Thiru Vignarajah – Baltimore Mayoral Candidate, Federal Prosecutor & Harvard Law School Graduate
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EP #16: Thiru Vignarajah – Baltimore Mayoral Candidate, Federal Prosecutor & Harvard Law School Graduate
Jun 20, 2021 Episode 16
Ara Ehamparam

Thiruvendran “Thiru” Vignarajah is a Candidate For Mayor of Baltimore while being a lawyer who is currently a litigation partner at the law firm DLA Piper in Baltimore, Maryland. Thiru joins Ara on the latest episode of The Tamil Creator to discuss immigrating to the States at the age of three, his passion for Baltimore, how working in politics helped him learn to accept the fact he can’t please everyone, his strategy for staying grounded, and much more.

Follow Thiru - https://twitter.com/thiru4baltimore

Timestamps

01:11 - Introducing Thiru Vignarajah

02:17 - Having parents who were teachers, wanting to become a law professor

08:43 - Why Thiru chose to attend Yale and Harvard

11:24 - The perception vs. reality of Baltimore

18:35 - How can Baltimore prosper?

26:04 - Why Thiru still drives a Camry

29:26 - Why Thiru doesn’t drink alcohol or eat meat

31:51 - Valuable lessons Thiru has learned along the way

37:10 - What Thiru would tell his 16-year-old self

39:37 - What is the Tamil community like in Baltimore?

41:57 - Talking is Thiru’s favourite method of learning

44:08 - Thiru’s Tamil inspirations

49:31 - Why Thiru looks up to Thurgood Marshall

53:17 - Creator Confessions 

57:55 - The wrap up


Show Notes

Thiruvendran “Thiru” Vignarajah is a Candidate For Mayor of Baltimore while being a lawyer who is currently a litigation partner at the law firm DLA Piper in Baltimore, Maryland. Thiru joins Ara on the latest episode of The Tamil Creator to discuss immigrating to the States at the age of three, his passion for Baltimore, how working in politics helped him learn to accept the fact he can’t please everyone, his strategy for staying grounded, and much more.

Follow Thiru - https://twitter.com/thiru4baltimore

Timestamps

01:11 - Introducing Thiru Vignarajah

02:17 - Having parents who were teachers, wanting to become a law professor

08:43 - Why Thiru chose to attend Yale and Harvard

11:24 - The perception vs. reality of Baltimore

18:35 - How can Baltimore prosper?

26:04 - Why Thiru still drives a Camry

29:26 - Why Thiru doesn’t drink alcohol or eat meat

31:51 - Valuable lessons Thiru has learned along the way

37:10 - What Thiru would tell his 16-year-old self

39:37 - What is the Tamil community like in Baltimore?

41:57 - Talking is Thiru’s favourite method of learning

44:08 - Thiru’s Tamil inspirations

49:31 - Why Thiru looks up to Thurgood Marshall

53:17 - Creator Confessions 

57:55 - The wrap up