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Ep 7 Timestamps
00:15 - Introducing Jananie Baskaran
01:47 - How her visit to Jaffna lead to the creation of her non-profit Palm Roots
03:53 - Raising $60,000 and the sponsors that helped make it happen
04:49 - How transparency lead to the evolution of Palm Roots
06:18 - Jananie’s plans for Palm Roots going forward
07:23 - The negative perception of Jaffna (Jananie’s ambition to display the positive), and the entrepreneurial energy of the Tamil community
09:19 - Jananie’s writing work, and speaking on the feeling of being a social outcast
16:34 - Being one of first female photographers in the Tamil community and how the scene has changed since, in addition to how COVID has affected photographers
19:29 - The importance of art in the world despite the negative perception that surrounds it as a career choice
22:08 - Medical field by day, photography and creative arts by night
23:52 - The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari completely changed Jananie’s perspective
25:52 - How self-reflection has helped Jananie overcome the famous Tamil phrase “what will other people think”
29:20 - Where Jananie sees herself in the next 3-5 years
29:55 - Wanting to be remembered for living life on her own terms and embodying kindness
31:45 - The legacy Ara wants to leave behind
32:32 - Finding identity in being Tamil
35:59 - Jananie’s admiration for Tamil immigrants and Princess Diana
39:29 - Advice Jananie would give to other aspiring Tamil creators
41:33 - Would You Rather
46:40 - Wrap Up
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