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

Kumutha Ramanathan is an award-winning journalist and budding entrepreneur. 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!

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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