Niru is a lawyer and broadcaster who marches to the beat of her own drum. She once dreamed of walking the red carpet…but ended up pursuing adventures in Canadian broadcast journalism instead! Among her diverse experiences, she’s anchored current affairs programs on Rogers TV, hosted Intersections on CBC Radio nationally, and written extensively on identity and cultural issues. Curiosity and passion drive Kumar’s work, and she brings a fresh perspective to her new TNKR Media podcast series Desiland, about modern Desi life in North America. In her spare time, Kumar is happiest when spending time with her family, connecting with inspiring people or belting out rock tunes with Voices Rock Canada.

TNKR Media is the Canadian PR and content shop for bold entrepreneurs and public intellectuals, serving thinkers in Montréal, Toronto and beyond. Founded in 2011, TNKR offers insightful private sector public relations consulting, as well as the creation and curation of sophisticated web content by experienced media professionals. TNKR original podcasts include Wrongspeak, The Goldwaters and Desiland.

A special thanks to all the people who contributed their time and talent to help me get this podcast out to you!

Joshua C. Love, Audio Engineer & Musician, for the DesiLand original soundtrack composition www.joshuaclove.com

All the creative people involved in the logo design:

Josh Oroc, Graphic Designer
Rupali Upponi, Executive Producer, Zinc
Jyothi Satyan, Henna Artist
Dr. Alok Sood, Artist