PySangamam – Tons of learnings, Happy moments


PySangamam, is the first Python Conference of TamilNadu. ChennaiPy team arranged for this two days conference. Conducting a conference is like arranging for a marriage. It will take all our time and energy, for few months. I dont know how to thank the ChennaiPy team, organizers and volunteers for this great event. My apologies for … Continue reading PySangamam – Tons of learnings, Happy moments

Project Idea – Need a web interface for Tamil TTS


Hello all,   The Tamil TTS system provided by IITM and SSN College of Engineering had one issue. It can convert one tamil string to audio at one time. https://github.com/tshrinivasan/tamil-tts-install Because of this, we can not do parallel conversion. Few full text books took 4-5 hours for conversion. Because of this, we could not make … Continue reading Project Idea – Need a web interface for Tamil TTS

Project-Idea : How can I pay some money for the pirated movies I watch?


I try to watch movies in theaters most of the times. But when some good movies come, they go out of theaters, when I decide to watch. In Chennai, most moves wind up in 2 weeks. Last week, Myself and Nithya watched the movie "Mayavan", which I got from a friend, which was downloaded from … Continue reading Project-Idea : How can I pay some money for the pirated movies I watch?

Openstreetmaps Mapping Party at kanchipuram, Dec 25,2017, 10-1


At kanchilug, we planned to have a openstreetmaps mapping party. Date : Dec 25 2017,10 am - 1 pm Starting place : 10c,csm street, pilliyar palayam, kanchipuram. We can have some intro to osm, maps.me, osm contributor android apps. Then, we can roam around the city to add Point Of Interest (significant places) to osm … Continue reading Openstreetmaps Mapping Party at kanchipuram, Dec 25,2017, 10-1

Project Idea – Mobile app to add POI using openstreetmaps


My friend David Rajamani is looking for an android app to be developed as a module to be used with other application being developed. User should login with oauth from another app. Then he should point a place the map displayed and add details about that place. The data should be sent to openstreetmaps.org and … Continue reading Project Idea – Mobile app to add POI using openstreetmaps

Project Idea – Location aware mobile apps to explain historical places


Last week, met my old friend siva, of Tamil Heritage Trust, after few years. Their group is serving the community, by explaining all the history of great places of tamilnadu. He explained me about a requirement of new mobile app. Location aware app to explain on historic places. Imagine, you goto tiger cave, near mahabalipuram. … Continue reading Project Idea – Location aware mobile apps to explain historical places

Installation script for Tamil Text to speech System


The Tamil TTS system provided by IITM and SSN College of Engineering, has a lengthy installation process. I have written them here. https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/how-to-compile-tamil-tts-engine-from-source/ It may not be easy to follow and you may find some issues. To make the life easier, I have created shell script, to automate the entire process. Here it is - … Continue reading Installation script for Tamil Text to speech System

How to compile Tamil TTS engine from source?


IITMadras and SSN College of Engineering team have released a Open Source Text to speech conversion engine for Tamil and other indian languages. Check their efforts at https://www.iitm.ac.in/donlab/tts In this blog post, let us see how can we compile and install the tamil tts system in a ubuntu 16.04 machine.   Go to this link … Continue reading How to compile Tamil TTS engine from source?

Build your own Story Books for kids in your Language with Story Weaver


Last week, I got an opportunity to attend a workshop on building story books for Children using http://storyweaver.org.in/ This portal is developed by Pratham Books, a Not-for-profit organization, which is helping Indian kids to get more story books in their own languages. They started with creating story books, print, sell them, but with Creative Commons … Continue reading Build your own Story Books for kids in your Language with Story Weaver