"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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00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Ashanti Omkar
01:35 - Ashanti speaks on her passion for film, immigrating to England, discovering her strengths and weaknesses early on
12:09 - Working in tech and how she built her name / brand on the simultaneously
14:59 - Does Ashanti attribute her success to growing up in the UK?
19:34 - How people’s perception of the creative arts is evolving
27:09 - Minimizing financial overhead to enjoy what you really want in life, Ashanti’s view on money and investments
32:49 - Ashanti’s entrepreneurial mindset, her mom opening a nursery in Nigeria
41:38 - Her view on social media, connecting with Priya Ragu back when Myspace was a thing
44:51 - Just “do you”
46:57 - Ashanti’s interests outside of work; being a foodie, shopping, going on walks, and more
49:15 - Ashanti’s biggest insecurity; her chin
49:48 - What fuels her ambition and drive; film, music, and food
53:55 - Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
57:12 - The legacy Ashanti wants to leave behind
59:33 - Creator Confessions
1:08:24 - The Wrap Up
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