Our 50th episode! 🎉#TB50 Ram Charan and NTR come together for #RRR with Rajamouli Ram Charan & Sukumar's Rangasthalam - our review Performances Suku'mark' scenes Other departments NTR & Trivikram's Aravinda Sametha - our review Performances Trivikram finally gets (almost) everything right Other departments Looking forward to #RRR and #TB100...
Praveen and Dhruv get together to talk about the state of Indian cricket in 2018, review recent tours and player performances and look forward to World Cup 2019. Ongoing India-WI series End of the road for Vijay and Dhawan? The Karun Nair conundrum The golden age of Indian fast bowlers Why is Ravi Shastri still coach? Should Dhoni retire from limited overs? Should Rohit Sharma be ODI captain? The rise and rise of Virat Kohli Praveen's XI for World Cup 2019 How are the other teams doing? Final thoughts...
Aravind and Ravi couldn't wait to get their thoughts in about their latest favorite Telugu movie Note: We think you will be able to enjoy this episode irrespective of if you watched the movie or not. But you still want to be make sure you have all the context, here is the amazon prime link. All the discussion & sarcasm in this episode is in a lighter vein to provide humor for our audience and not meant to undermine the talent of any technicians involved. Thank you!...
It took another season of Bigg Boss for Praveen and Ravi to come back from hiding! After almost an year since they did they a quick recap of Bigg Boss 1, Ravi and Praveen get together to discuss about Bigg Boss 2....
In this special episode, Dhruv interviews C R Hemanth, a popular Telugu film critic who probably needs no introduction to our listeners. We at Telugu Bytes have always followed and admired Hemanth's reviews and his take on all things filmy. Hemanth's days at BITS Pilani and introduction to film appreciation The trip that (sort of) changed his life Blogging about films How he got into mainstream film journalism and criticism Social media - pros and cons How he deals with trolls Films of 2018 - Rangasthalam,...
State of consumer tech Is the mobile war over? State of VR State of AR What is Apple doing with AR? Tablets vs desktops WWDC and Apple's latest product announcements iPad Pro iMac Pro HomePod and AirPods The next iPhone - what's coming...
Ravi and Sasi discuss their obsession about latest reality TV star and Tamil Nadu heartthrob - Oviya Helen. Please make sure you check the "Links" for references during the podcast. Introduction Interest in Bigboss tamil and when it started Oviya’s Intro from hosts Discussion about Oviya’s good and bad qualities A brief overview of other characters: Gayathri Sakthi Julie Snehan Arav Isolation of Oviya in the house Oviya and Arav’s love Snehan support for Oviya Oviya’s Exit and Kamal’s reaction Winner gu...
Aravind & Ravi reminisce about their tennis memories and wrap up with Wimbledon 2017 hot takes. Childhood memories about Tennis Ravi's Federer fanaticism Aravind's Nadal fandom Federer vs Nadal Nadal vs. Djokovic: Here We Are Again, My Friend The General Joy Of Roger Federer, Wimbledon Champion Once Again Roger Federer As Religious Experience...
Still not done with Baahubali? Here's Part 2 of our mega-review where we talk about our issues with the film, some thought experiments, some trivia and end with collections and records. Rate Telugu Bytes on Apple (iTunes) Podcasts - link Issues with the film Plot contrivances and characters Pacing issues Bit songs VFX Interval card and ending Thought experiments What if it was just one big film? Director's cut Blu-Ray release Trivia Things we noticed Reviewing the Reviews Indian reviews Internat...
Can't get enough of Baahubali? Here's Part 1 of our mega-review where we talk about our favorite moments, the plot, characters, performances and technical aspects of Baahubali 2 - the toast of India right now. Our rating Movie watching experience Favorite moments in the film Scene-by-scene commentary Characters of Baahubali 2 Amarendra Baahubali Devasena Sivagami Bhalladeva Kattappa Performances Technical aspects Cinematography Music and Background Score VFX Production design Screenplay and Directio...
Praveen and Ravi talk about origins of AI, recent advancements in AI and its impact on society. Bill Nye Saves The World Episode 3 - Machines Take Over the World: https://www.netflix.com/title/80117748 The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-arrival-of-artificial-intelligence/ How Aristotle Created the Computer: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/03/aristotle-computer/518697/ Subbarao Kambhampati - President of AAAI: http://rakaposhi.eas.asu.edu/...
Acclaim for Part 1 Part 2 delay Trailer release Trailer reactions VFX Glitches Story clues from the trailer WKKB? Is Sivagami involved? Why the Krishna lullaby? Who does Kattappa owe fealty to? (Learnt a new word - fealty, thanks to Spidy!) Book: The Rise of Sivagami Undue emphasis on WKKB by makers Songs Hamsa Nava Dandalayya More drama in Part 2? Trade Predictions Spidy: 1000cr Success in China Premiere show ticket pricing Marketing Audio release function Social media M...
What is this episode about? Nothing Telugu Bytes Quarterly Report Website revamp Recent episodes Tharun Bhasker’s feedback Backstories Who are our audience? An analysis Logo Refresh History of our logo Saawan’s design Our take Recent movies PK’s movies and Katamarayudu Programming Interviews - Part 3? Dhruv’s recent job change Why? What he’ll be working on Interview Prep String questions Dynamic Programming Graphs System Design! LeetCode Communication Skills At workplace Brilliant jerks ...
Ravi sits down with Tarun Cherukuri, his childhood friend and CEO of INDUS Action, for two part interview. In the second part, they talk about: Tarun's experience at his first job in Unilever Experiences which turned him to social service Life at Teach for India Experience at Harvard Starting and Leading IndusAction If you haven't listened yet, please listen 032 - Interview with Tarun (Part 1) Links INDUS Action: https://www.indusaction.org/project-team Tarun Cherukuri: https://in.linkedin.com/in/tarunch...
Ravi sits down with Tarun Cherukuri, his childhood friend and CEO of INDUS Action, for two part interview. Their experiences at VPS, Vijayawada His passion for sports and Badminton His experiences at BITS Pilani Interviewing and landing a job (Continued in Part 2) Links INDUS Action: https://www.indusaction.org/project-team Tarun Cherukuri: https://in.linkedin.com/in/taruncherukuri Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarunch Tarun goes to Harvard: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/vij...
After almost an year later, Aravind and Ravi get back to discuss one of their favorite topic - trips to India. They talk about Ravi's recent trip to India and his experiences. Follow up Air India (SFO to Delhi) Progress in Vijayawada Temples in Tirupati and Thanjavur Staying in Chennai Sankranthi Movies Next episode guest!...
Dhruv and Aravind talk about the 2016 Telugu rom-com/coming-of-age film Pelli Choopulu. Our take on the film Dhruv Aravind Success of the film Budget Run in the USA Indie films and distribution models Thoughts on the film Story Screenplay Characterizations Treatment Dialogues The Telangana dialect Tharun Bhasker's idlebrain postmortem Thoughts on acting Vijay Deverakonda Ritu Verma Priyadarshi Anish Kuruvilla Nandu Kedar Shankar The crew Cinematography (Nagesh Banell) Production design (Latha ...
Ravi & Aravind ponder over how software release process has evolved last decade Instagram Release Process Jenkins 2.0 Here Disclaimer: The views expressed in this episode are ours and do not represent those of our employers....
On its tenth anniversary, Ravi, Aravind and Dhruv do a
scene-by-scene review of the Puri-Mahesh blockbuster and even
try to derive some life lessons from the film.
Our quick take on the film
Flashback to 2006
Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIwjSBIW4w
Experience watching the film for the first time
The pre-climax twist
Google movie summary https://www.google.com/search?q=pokiri
Fights in the film
One-liners of the film
In this episode, Dhruv, Praveen & Aravind get together & chat about their cricketing memories, favorite matches, upcoming T20 cricket world cup in India, current Indian team & their chances, and players around the world to watch out.
Playing Cricket and my Eternal Damnation by Dhruv...
On our 25th episode, Ravi and Dhruv look back at what went well and what didn't.
Looking back at the flashback
Inspirations and lessons learnt from them
State of podcasting in India and future
Our new strategy
Introducing our new hosts
What didn't go well
Q & A format
Lack of scripts and preparation
What went well
The name "Telugu Bytes"
Rise in recording quality
Ravi - Nannaku Prematho
Dhruv - Programming Inter...
Aravind is back from India after a long trip and shares his thoughts on the weather, philanthropy, education, IT and everything else happening in India.
Teach for India
Folllow Tarun Cherukuri on Facebook
Hindu coverage of Tarun...
Dhruv and Aravind try to follow follow follow follow Sukumar's latest thriller Nannaku Prematho. This episode is full of spoilers.
Sukumar's 3 Cs - Concept, Creativity and.. we'll talk about the third later.
3 kinds of moviegoers and how Sukumar impresses them
3 lead roles and how they performed
Supporting cast and crew
3 roles of Sukumar - story, screenplay and direction - how he did
3 favorite scenes in the film of ours
The third C is *---*---*---*
Complaints about th...
Gmail history and pioneers of AJAX
Advent of JQuery
Facebook reverses MobileWeb approach
Praveen concludes that lack of diversity in client side languages forced developers to bootstrap various Server side paradigms as JS frameworks...
Dhruv Vemula and 'Spidy' Sri Atluru talk about the best Telugu and English films they've seen in 2015, and the worst ones..
Telugu films including Baahubali, Srimanthudu, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, Bruce Lee, Akhil etc.
English films including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Mad Max, Star Wars etc.
Other good films we might have missed...
We have a second guest after Spidy at Telugubytes. In this episode, Ravi talks to Praveen, longtime listener of Telugubytes, Software Engineer at Uber & Paypal about his career as Software Engineer and how he got started.
Praveen and Ravi reminisce about their early days of grad school
Praveen explains how he prepared and what it takes to succeed in interviews.
Experience at Uber versus Paypal
Ondemand economy and its implications on future
Follow us at Twitter for updates about the show - @telugubytes, Y...
With iOS9, the discussion on web ads and ad-blockers has gone mainstream. In this episode, Dhruv and Ravi have a discussion on the topic.
Origin of web ads
Newspaper ads and TV ads
Google and Facebook
Ad-Blocking in Firefox and Chrome
iOS 9 content blockers
Facebook Instant Articles
Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)...
We discuss the success of Baahubali and discuss if it can change the way Telugu films are produced and marketed.
Ticket prices and the "range" of Telugu films
Baahubali's production and financing
Remunerations of Telugu film stars
Collections and fan wars...
We chart the rise of SS Rajamouli over the years, from Shantinivasam to Baahubali.
Student No. 1 and the years of obscurity
Inspirations from Braveheart
Dialogues and dramatization
The interval block
Sleaze in the first half
The mass appeal
The pre-interval scene
His best story?
Periods of sustained drama
His influences, inspirations and claims of pla...
Dhruv and Spidy (Sri Atluru) attempt a review of Baahubali.
This episode is full of spoilers. Please watch the movie before you listen. Please!
We sometimes slip into English during the conversation. It's not deliberate. Excuse us.
We sometimes refer to celebrities (cast and crew) in the singular (athadu, vaadu). This is purely because it's a casual conversation between friends. We mean no disrespect - we love and adore them!
How we liked the movie
Talk from the audience
Announcement, budget, marketing...
Dhruv and Ravi's take on trips and planning
Dick Costolo is stepping down as CEO of Twitter
An employee's farewell letter
BBC's worst CEOs of 2014
TWTR stock price in the last three months
What is Twitter?
Microblogging service or a social network
Montly Active Users (MAU)
Twitter vs. Facebook MAU
Chris Sacca's open letter - What Twitter Can Be
1 billion people have tried Twitter, but most don't stick
Is the onboarding process broken?
Are they slow to execute?
What can Twitter do?
Become a protocol -...
El Capitan, the name (hint: Yosemite's half-dome)
OS X Wi-Fi performance
Metal on OS X
Possibilities on Apple TV
Search and deep linking to apps
WebKit content blocker
Apple Music and Apple News...
Sundar Pichai's shoutout to the TV show 'Silicon Valley'
Hooli, the fictitious company in the show
Granular app permissions
Web views can share cookies
Google Now on Tap
Josh Topolsky's article on Google Now on Tap.
Competition: Flickr, Amazon Photos, iCloud photo library, Dropbox
Machine learning for photos
Google Cardboard (VR headset)
Google : RGV :: Oculus : Rajamouli...
Dhruv's thoughts on his Apple Watch
Pricing - is it really worth it?
Fitness trackers: Apple Watch vs. Fitbit vs. others
Dhruv's India trip
Situation in Telangana
Situation in Andhra
Tech scene in Bangalore
Indian tech salaries vs. US salaries
Web apps vs. Mobile apps for Indian startups...
Thoughts on MacBook
Pros and cons
Who is it for?
Competition: Dell XPS 13, Asus and Acer's ultrabooks
Would you buy?
Thoughts on Apple Watch
Would you buy?
Competition: Fitbit, Pebble
What's the best smartphone in the market?
Sorry for the background hiss, couldn't get rid of it completely....
What to prepare:
Linked lists, stacks and queues, sorting, trees and search, hash tables, graphs, strings, dynamic programming
Textbooks: CLRS, Algorithms by Sedgewick
Sedgewick's Algorithms's courses on Coursera.
Cracking the Coding Interview
Programming Interviews Exposed
When to prepare:
How to prepare:
Solving on whiteboards
Resume and projects...
This is Part 1 on our two-part podcast on Programming Interviews. This week, we talk about how we went from hating programming interviews to understanding and appreciating them, and doing well.
Our first experience with programming interviews at BITS Pilani in 2005-06.
How our friend Sankar Tanguturi mastered the art of interviews, and taught us how to do the same.
Our initial hatred for interviews
Why should I study algorithms etc. to interview for jobs where I'll be doing something completely different?...
Pawan Kalyan on Twitter.
Why do celebrities use Twitter? Why not Facebook?
Reach of Facebook vs. Twitter in India
Can we use Twitter analytics as a metric for success?
2014 in tech
Things Dhruv is looking forward to in 2015
Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning
Internet of Things (IoT)
Virtual Reality (VR)...
Chat about how and why Ravi built his new desktop, and memories of our first computers.
Why did Ravi need a new computer?
When did we buy our first computers?
"Assembled" computers and pirated software
Famous computers at BITS - Russell's media machine
How to pick parts for a modern-day desktop
CPU and motherboard
RAM and SSD
Economics of buying a branded computer vs. building it
How long does it take to research and build one
Breakdown of the cost
Our current work and home setups...
This week we have our first special guest, Sri Atluru (SPIDY), who joins us to discuss about the iPhone event, Apple Pay and where Apple is going in general. We end this episode with a 20 minute long Tollywood ramble about new and upcoming releases. (Disclaimer: All the comments in the end about actors/directors are made in a lighter vein, please don’t consider them as personal attacks on anyone.)
Dhruv buys iPhone 6 and his initial views on the device
Spidy follows up with his views on iPhone and App...
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+
Would Steve Jobs allowed this mutiple screen sizes?
Move from Apple to Android Guide
How is the authentication done?
How much difference does it make?
Does Paypal need to really fear this?
Some thoughts on the spectacular intro video
Thoughts on this new category and Apple’s approach to it
Expectations and some lackluster music by Thaman (as usual)
In the fourth and the first episode since the beta launch, we thank the audience for their support and clarify couple of questions/concerns from the audience.
iPhone 6 Release
Coming Tuesday the rumour mill is ripe that Apple is going to release their next version of iPhone and iWatch
Dhruv discusses some of the features which Apple is rumored to release in this release.
iCloud Celebrity Photo Hack
Last week, an infamous celebrity photo hack has been the point of discussion by both mainstream m...
Saavn, the Spotify for Indian music that Ravi has great things to say about.
Owning vs. Streaming music - What do we prefer? Where are we heading?
What is virtualization? How does this relate to cloud computing?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of virtualization?
A brief history of virtualization
Major players in server virtualization - ESX, Hyper-V, RHEV and Xen
An intro to storage virtualization and network virtualization
Top three providers of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
Downsides of cloud
In this episode, Ravi and Dhruv discuss the buzzword-ridden and often confusing term 'Cloud Computing'.
What is cloud? Why is everybody talking about it?
Watch this guy explain "Cloud CDs" and what happens to them when it rains.
Isn't my home computer good enough? How about a server? Why do I need cloud?
Is the cloud model good or bad for small consumers?
What is the difference between public cloud and private cloud?
What is IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service), PaaS (platform-aaS), SaaS (software)?
Why did ...
In the first episode, Dhruv and Ravi kick things off by introducing themselves and talk about podcasting - their favorite podcasts and why they started this one. The discussion turns to Kickstarter, LeBron's move to Cleveland and American sports in general.
Links from the podcast:
Telugu Tharanga, a podcast we found.
Kickstarter, a site that lets you raise money for your products
Hanselminutes, a podcast that we love.
LeBron's move to his old team, Cleveland Cavaliers.
You can find us on Twitter at @gumma...