Tamil inventor Vaanan Murugathas is a kid genius. At just 12-years-old, he has invented a do-it-yourself spectrometer which he’ll be taking to the Maker Festival in Toronto, to show how anyone can hack their phone to measure water quality. All you would need is construction paper, a CD, and his mobile app. His invention is motivated by a social purpose.
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canada’s largest financial institution, has acquired Wiser Investments, headed by CEO Ajantha Ganeshalingam. The acquisition is part of a $20 million investment that RBC is making towards establishing an in-house Innovation Lab of which Wiser is a foundational component.
TC’s very own Ari had a chance to sit down with the charismatic and talented actress, Priya Rajaratnam, as she talks about the beginning of her journey to where is she now, having landed roles recently in major movies like “Star Trek Beyond” and “Tomorrowland”.
Maha Sinnathamby is a highly successful businessman and property developer who currently resides in Brisbane, Australia. Originally from Malaysia, of Sri Lankan Tamil descent, he spent his childhood on a British-owned rubber estate, where his father worked for the plantation. Maha moved to Australia to study civil engineering, and after working in the field in South East Asia, returned to reside in Australia.
Each year, we ask our readers to send in their nominations for TC’s Most Influential Tamils List. We’ve narrowed down the nominations to 5 individuals who exemplify personal success, community involvement and act as an inspiration to others. This week we’re featuring Lokesh J., founder and CEO of TheSight Media based in Tamil Nadu