The Tamil Creator

EP #17: Kumutha Ramanathan – Award-Winning Journalist & Budding Entrepreneur

June 27, 2021 Ara Ehamparam Episode 17
The Tamil Creator
EP #17: Kumutha Ramanathan – Award-Winning Journalist & Budding Entrepreneur
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The Tamil Creator
EP #17: Kumutha Ramanathan – Award-Winning Journalist & Budding Entrepreneur
Jun 27, 2021 Episode 17
Ara Ehamparam

Kumutha Ramanathan is an award-winning journalist and budding entrepreneur who has called Toronto, New York and London home over the last decade. She joins the podcast to discuss Ara’s Nelly impersonation in high school earning him the "Tamil Nelly" nickname, moving to places like London & New York to advance her journalism career, the disservice that first generation Tamil parents do to their kids by emphasizing shame, men wearing tights, and much more!

Follow Kumutha - https://twitter.com/kumutharam

Timestamps

01:11 - Introducing Kumutha Ramanathan
04:34 - What sparked Kumutha’s interest in journalism, stories from her career pursuit
20:05 - What is the worst thing that could happen?
24:01 - How Kumutha built her network in London
30:05 - Making an appearance on ‘The Social’
32:35 - Stop caring about what other people think about you
36:03 - Entrepreneurship, Brown Skin Essentials
41:55 - Balancing career and family
50:23 - Kumutha’s sources of knowledge
53:22 - The legacy Kumutha wants to leave behind
57:49 - Inspirations from the Tamil community
59:16 - Non-Tamil inspirations
1:04:58 - Advice for other Tamil creators
1:06:57 - Creator Confessions
1:13:10 - The Wrap Up

Show Notes

Kumutha Ramanathan is an award-winning journalist and budding entrepreneur who has called Toronto, New York and London home over the last decade. She joins the podcast to discuss Ara’s Nelly impersonation in high school earning him the "Tamil Nelly" nickname, moving to places like London & New York to advance her journalism career, the disservice that first generation Tamil parents do to their kids by emphasizing shame, men wearing tights, and much more!

Follow Kumutha - https://twitter.com/kumutharam

Timestamps

01:11 - Introducing Kumutha Ramanathan
04:34 - What sparked Kumutha’s interest in journalism, stories from her career pursuit
20:05 - What is the worst thing that could happen?
24:01 - How Kumutha built her network in London
30:05 - Making an appearance on ‘The Social’
32:35 - Stop caring about what other people think about you
36:03 - Entrepreneurship, Brown Skin Essentials
41:55 - Balancing career and family
50:23 - Kumutha’s sources of knowledge
53:22 - The legacy Kumutha wants to leave behind
57:49 - Inspirations from the Tamil community
59:16 - Non-Tamil inspirations
1:04:58 - Advice for other Tamil creators
1:06:57 - Creator Confessions
1:13:10 - The Wrap Up