Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Ganesh Mahendranathan always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. While working at one of the big four, he started his very first company, DrinkEntrepreneurs Malaysia. Today, that company is the biggest branch of the DrinkEntrepreneurs franchise, which hosts monthly networking events for entrepreneurs and other young professionals across the globe.
When I was in high school, I loved teen dramas. From Dawson’s Creek, The O.C., to Degrassi, I couldn’t get enough of the classic coming of age troupes of first loves, female friendships, and figuring out how to navigate life after high school. Fast forward to today as a 28-year-old adult, I have found it pretty hard to re-watch my favourite shows growing up without cringing or criticizing the excessive plot lines, and the styling and makeup of the actors. Perhaps I’ve become cynical after some years spent in the ‘real world’. I mean, weren’t these supposed to be teenagers? The issues these characters faced in the shows I once loved felt so out of step with my own experiences. That being said, when I heard Mindy Kaling was developing a new coming of age rom-com featuring a young Tamil-Canadian actress I was intrigued but remained skeptical.