"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam). As someone who is extremely inquisitive by nature, I created the podcast to chat with, spotlight, and learn about brilliance among creators in the Tamil community - and among creators in general from all over the world.
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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
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