"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, Robert Rajeswaran
01:40 - Fleeing the civil war with his pregnant mother to get to the UK
09:40 - Dealing with culture shock, developing confidence, and needing to learn English to assimilate into Wembley
13:02 - Baby hustles; burning CDs, setting up computers / dial-up connections, doing translation work, Airbnb, and more
17:57 - Shifting from London to Singapore for work purposes and to be closer to home
22:30 - Winning a start-up competition, co-founding Boxaroo (selling swag as a service) - the podcast gets interrupted by a bird
26:00 - The bird departs
28:12 - Boxaroo’s products and business model
32:50 - How Robert goes about closing big deals; breaking down target audiences, sorting them in ‘buckets’ and more
37:01 - Bootstrapping Boxaroo with plans to raise funding in the future
40:18 - Robert’s vision for Boxaroo in the next 2-3 years
41:38 - What Robert’s day-to-day schedule looks like
42:43 - Having a good work-life balance,
43:44 - How Singapore handled COVID; it’s impact on Robert from a personal and professional standpoint
46:57 - The future of office work; Robert forces a hybrid model
48:10 - How Robert continues lifelong learning; books and podcasts
51:18 - Shifting away from the Sri Lankan mindset of being “tough and hard” and learning to develop communication skills to improve his life
53:16 - The impact of the Tamil community in London / Singapore on Robert
55:42 - The personal legacy Robert wants to leave behind; how he wants to be remembered by friends / family
56:36 - Who Robert admires in the global Tamil community and non-Tamil community
58:27 - Advice Robert has for fellow aspiring Tamil creators
1:00:16 - Creator Confessions
1:03:09 - The Wrap Up
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