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Podcasts I listen to
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What is the most difficult 3 words to say?
“I don’t know”. It is the acceptance of our limited knowledge.
Winning a game
What does it mean to win a game? Many people try to win every game. But at what cost, what was the point of winning?
Are we intelligent? Will any intelligent person think themself of intelligent?
Are we entitled to have something for sure? Are we even entitled to think about our entitlement?
The dictionary meaning “the principles or practice of passive submission to constituted authority even when unjust or oppressive” doesn’t capture the eastern...
Leverage is something you can use to get maximum advantage of something. It is a tool. For you to use a tool, first you have to understand the fundamental pr...
Person and perspective
Is someone separate from their perspective? How can we disentangle these two?
It is a standard consensus that experience is the best teacher. How does just the experience can be the best teacher?
Catch up with status quo
What if you could get rid of the idea that you always need to catch-up with your peers status wise? What changes will you make in your life? What stops you f...
If everything you believe is something that you are supposed to believe, what are the odds that it is really a coincidence?
Learning vs Education
Education is the industrial process of making people compliant. Command and control is the backbone of it. While learning is unleashing of a curious mind ag...
Pleasure vs happiness
The former is about taking, whereas the latter is all about giving. One is short-lived and the other is long-lived.
Hello world, and everyone.
Blizzard Challenge 2015 Submission by DONLab, IIT Madras
[Challenge] Blizzard Challenge 2015
Resources for Indian languages
[Conference] Community-based Building of Language Resources(CBBLR), Brno, Czech Republic, September 2016
A unified parser for developing Indian language text to speech synthesizers
[Conference] International Conference on Text, Speech, and Dialogue(TSD), Brno, Czech Republic, September 2016
TBT Toolkit to Build TTS A High Performance Framework to build Multiple Language HTS Voice
[Conference] INTERSPEECH 2017 (Show and Tell), Stockholm, Sweden, August 2017
Deep Learning Techniques in Tandem with Signal Processing Cues for Phonetic Segmentation for Text to Speech Synthesis in Indian Languages
[Conference] INTERSPEECH 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2017
Speech Synthesis in Indian Languages and Future Perspectives
[Conference] Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS), New Delhi, India, November 2017
A Hybrid approach to neural networks based speech segmentation
[Conference] Frontiers of Research in Speech and Music (FRSM), Rourkela, India, December 2017
Signal Processing Cues to Improve Automatic Speech Recognition for Low Resource Indian Languages
[Conference] The 6th Intl Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under Resourced Languages, Gurugram, India, August 2018
Code-switching in Indic Speech Synthesisers
[Conference] INTERSPEECH 2018, Hyderabad, India, September 2018
A Unified Approach to Speech Synthesis in Indian Languages
[MS Thesis] IIT Madras: February 2019; Supervised by Prof. Hema A Murthy
An ASR Guided Speech Intelligibility Measure for TTS Model Selection
[arXiv] arXiv, May 2020
Significance of spectral cues in automatic speech segmentation for Indian language speech synthesizers
[Journal] Speech Communication: Volume 123, October 2020, Pages 10-25
Non-native English lexicon creation for bilingual speech synthesis
[Conference] Speech Synthesis Workshop (SSW), Hungary, Aug 2021
While it’s not a principle, I often think of the parable of the Taoist farmer. The Taoist farmer has one horse, and the horse runs off. The villagers lame...
I am so firmly determined, however, to test the constancy of your mind that, drawing from the teachings of great men, I shall give you also a lesson: Set ...
“A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought—they must be earned.”
“If you ever want to have peace in your life, you have to move beyond good and evil.” “Nature has no concept of happiness or unhappiness. Nature follow...
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body, ”- Richard Steele.
Happiness is not a consumable product. It is not something you find by searching for it. It is a naturally arising byproduct of a fulfilling, well-lived l...
When you care more about getting things right than being right, you get better outcomes and you save time and energy.
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be ...
The best way to improve your ability to think is to spend time thinking. Most of us are too busy to think. We have too many meetings. Too many calls. Too ...
We rarely do or say something intentionally that surprises us. That’s because we are in intimate contact with the noise in our heads–we spend our days loo...
Nothing will change your future trajectory like your habits. While goals rely on extrinsic motivation, habits, once formed, are automatic. They literally ...
“How we spend our time is how we spend our days. How we spend our days is how our life goes. How our life goes determines whether we thought it was worth ...
While we tell ourselves that the next level is enough, it never is. The next zero in your bank account won’t satisfy you any more than you are now. The ne...
“Expectation is the grandfather of disappointment. The world can never own a man who wants nothing.” — Aphorisms for Thirsty Fish
One simple way to unlock your best self is to shape your environment so that your desired behavior is the path of least resistance.
“The nature of illusion is that it’s designed to make you feel good. About yourself, about your country, about where you’re going – in that sense it funct...
People are much more honest with their actions than their words.
In turning education into a system of mass production we created a superbly democratic system that made the majority of people, and the world as a whole, ...
“He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.” — John Stuart Mill
Say no (a lot).
To improve your outcomes in life, respond to the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.
Sturgeon’s law states that 90% of everything is crap. If you dislike poetry, or fine art, or anything, it’s possible you’ve only ever seen the crap. Go lo...
“It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.” — M...
The person who is consistent outperforms the person who is intermittent every time. While inconsistent effort works for some things, for the things that r...