Ram first started out as a content editor before switching to political reporting in order to feel the pulse of the drastically changing Malaysian political landscape. He spent over eight years at Malaysian news organisations, including Malaysiakini, Malay Mail and The Malaysian Insider, before joining The Straits Times in 2020. When not writing to inform, Ram writes to express. His second fiction novel, The Rainforest Unicorns, was recently picked up by a regional publisher. Ram holds a master's in film-making from Bournemouth University. He made his first short film in 2019 and continues to occasionally dabble in writing screenplays and being involved in amateur film-making.