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in conversation with Rohan and Susheel
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12: Childhood – The TV Shows & Movies that Moulded Us
Growing up in the 80s in India was quite the experience. You had just 2 TV channels, would rent VCRs to watch movies on VHS tapes, and absorb every bit of entertainment because there was (relatively) so little of it available. Then satellite TV came, you grew up, and decades later revisited those childhood shows, […]
01:02:23
November 19, 2020
#11: Tolerance – Should we argue, or just Unfriend each other?
We live in an increasingly polarized world where facts and opinions get tangled up with emotions and identity. How do we navigate all this? Should we be fighting for our beliefs? Or is it smarter to just ‘unfriend’ people and move on? In this episode, Susheel and Rohan explore what ‘tolerance’ looks like (or perhaps […]
56:01
October 29, 2020
#10: Stress in the Time of COVID-19: Why We’re Stressed & How We Can Cope
The pandemic is stripping us of many of our coping strategies for stress. We're in lockdown, we're getting crazier deadlines, and there's a virus spreading in our community. But do we need to be spiralling out of control? In this episode, Susheel and Rohan explore these issues and then invite neuropsychologist Anirudh George to share his take on them.
01:08:01
September 01, 2020
#9: The Fear of Missing Out [FOMO]: An Amusing (But Very Real) ‘Lockdown’ Anxiety
The COVID-19 lockdown has us swinging between paralyzing anxiety and a gnawing feeling that we should be ‘doing more’ with our newly gifted time at home. But what exactly are we afraid we’re missing out on? And will we really be happier once we find it?    00:00 – Opening question: How do you make […]
37:13
June 28, 2020
#8 Minimalism: “How Many Things Am I Allowed to Own?”
Is minimalism just about getting rid of stuff? And if you want to be a minimalist, are you allowed only 1 spoon, 1 bowl and 2 t-shirts? In this episode, we debunk some of these mainstream myths, explore what minimalism could be about instead, and offer some real-world examples of how it can change your […]
30:39
June 22, 2020
#7: COVID-19: Sweden’s Response [Good, Bad, or Ugly?]
“Why has Sweden’s response to COVID-19 been so much less restrictive than the rest of the world’s? Has their strategy worked? And, should India act similarly?” In this episode, Dr. Prathap Tharyan returns to answer these questions posed by a friend of the show. And he unpacks the issues involved in his trademark systematic, comprehensive, […]
30:09
May 17, 2020
Sliding Doors Mini 1 - NVidia RTX Voice
As a demonstration of what machine learning and AI can be used for in daily life, NVidia has released the beta version of their RTX Voice application. What this app does is truly amazing. It filters out all audio except for human voice that is spoken into a microphone this means that in most cases, it will also filter out background voices. This makes it a boon for people who are in video conferences, video game streamers, webinar hosts, podcasters and more! In fact, this episode of Sliding Doors was recorded with RTX Voice for both Rohan and Susheel. Listen to it and let us know what you think.  Video Example of RTX Voice in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-mETIjcIV0 Download the latest BETA version of the Nvidia  RTX Voice application at: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/guides/nvidia-rtx-voice-setup-guide/ Help Nvidia to develop the RTX Voice application - you can provide them with a voice sample to train their AI at: https://broadcast.nvidia.com/feedback And here is how you can get it to work on a NON RTX GPU: https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/nvidia-rtx-voice-works-without-rtx-gpu-heres-how.431781/
06:13
May 11, 2020
#6: Sliding Doors Mini 1 – NVidia RTX Voice
As a demonstration of what machine learning and AI can be used for in daily life, NVidia has released the beta version of their RTX Voice application. What this app does is truly amazing. It filters out all audio except for human voice that is spoken into a microphone this means that in most cases, […]
06:13
May 11, 2020
[S1E5] COVID-19 (Pt 1): Facts Only, Please [Ask the Doctor]
The COVID threat is both new and old. The coronavirus and the way  it infects is novel, but we’ve seen pandemics before. So, what have we  learned from them? And can we distill those lessons into actionable  solutions for the COVID challenge? Dr Prathap Tharyan (Adjunct Professor, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore)  talks to us about his experiences dealing with the AIDS pandemic in the  80s and the striking parallels to what COVID is doing to us. He  discusses the data, the facts, and then his reflections on what we as a  community can do -- not just to survive, but to thrive. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EPISODE: -- How Prathap got involved with the AIDS pandemic (03:28) -- Tackling AIDS in the Northeast -- heroin kingpins & shampoo-sachet syringes (07:10) --  Parallels between AIDS & COVID-19 -- The origins, no treatment,  global panic, stigmatization, faulty testing, and more (13:08) -- How Prathap knew COVID would be a big deal -- analyzing the data from China (22:14) -- Question: Mainly older people die, so is it okay for young people to go out? (29:48) --Question: Is COVID here to stay? Is it something we have to just live with? (33:44) -- Lessons we can learn from other countries (38:05) -- Why a lockdown alone isn’t enough (45:32) -- What is a ‘social vaccine’? (48:33) -- How to tackle the psychological impact of social isolation (56:13) -- There is hope ... if we do one crucial thing (1:07:56) LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE -- Will wearing face masks help stop the spread of COVID? https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1435 -- The concept of a “social vaccine”: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-shot-of-hope-with-a-game-changing-vaccine/article31383184.ece 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐒𝐔𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐄𝐋: --Follow him at @susheel_c (Twitter) and susheel02 (Instagram) --Consult with him at ColoursAlive.com 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐑𝐎𝐇𝐀𝐍: -- Consult with him at rohantharyan.com -- Follow him at rohantriesthinking (Instagram)
01:13:51
April 26, 2020
#5: COVID-19: Facts Only, Please
The COVID threat is both new and old. The coronavirus and the way  it infects is novel, but we’ve seen pandemics before. So, what have we  learned from them? And can we distill those lessons into actionable  solutions for the COVID challenge? Dr Prathap Tharyan (Adjunct Professor, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore)  talks […]
01:13:51
April 26, 2020
[S1E4] Communities: "Build It and They Will Come"
How do communities form? What keeps them together? And why do they split?  Referencing  events discussed in the first episode of the season, Susheel recollects  his behind-the-scenes experiences of Parkour's birth and growth in  Chennai. And over the course of the conversation, he captures a basic  truth about many young communities: They form without structure and  purpose. A bunch of people just get together to do something they love. 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐏𝐈𝐒𝐎𝐃𝐄: -- How do many communities start? Is there a mission and a vision? Or is it spontaneous? [03:36] -- How does a group get its identity? Is it a conscious moulding? Can any one person control it? [18:18] -- Why do communities split? What caused the split with Chennai Parkour? [22:25] -- Is conflict inevitable? And if so, why? [33:06] -- Why Susheel doesn't see himself as a 'community builder' but, rather, a problem solver. [37:24]   𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐒𝐔𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐄𝐋: --Follow him at @susheel_c (Twitter) and susheel02 (Instagram) --Consult with him at ColoursAlive.com 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐑𝐎𝐇𝐀𝐍: -- Consult with him at rohantharyan.com -- Follow him at rohantriesthinking (Instagram)
39:13
April 21, 2020
#4 Communities: “Build It and They Will Come”
How do communities form? What keeps them together? And why do they split?  Referencing  events discussed in the first episode of the season, Susheel recollects  his behind-the-scenes experiences of Parkour’s birth and growth in  Chennai. And over the course of the conversation, he captures a basic  truth about many young communities: They form without structure […]
39:13
April 21, 2020
[S1E3] Joe Rogan: The Beginner's Guide [Is He a Bigot? Or an Enlightened Explorer?]
Joe Rogan is an American comedian, mixed martial artist, UFC commentator, and podcaster with a cult following. In 2019, his 'Joe Rogan Experience' (JRE) podcast was averaging 190,000,000 downloads a month -- giving him a greater reach than even American mainstream media! But is Joe (as writer Theodore Kupfer asks) a "weed-smoking DMT-obsessive, whose most cherished political cause is the quest to end male circumcision"? Or is he "one of the last bastions for civil discussion in contemporary America"? 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐏𝐈𝐒𝐎𝐃𝐄: --What is MMA? And is there beauty in violence? (11:30) --Joe's origin story (17:10) --Why watch the JRE podcast? What's cool about long-form podcasts? (22:50) --Does having a messed up childhood make you a more interesting person? (33:09) --How podcasting is a one-way mirror into someone's life (34:23) --Free speech: How outrageous are we allowed to get? Should we shut down someone just because we don't agree with them? The Jordan Peterson controversy. (36:37) --Why learn self-defense? And the darkness in a Navy SEAL's mindset. (51:25) 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐒𝐔𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐄𝐋: --Follow him at @susheel_c (Twitter) and susheel02 (Instagram) --Consult with him at ColoursAlive.com 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐑𝐎𝐇𝐀𝐍: -- Consult with him at rohantharyan.com -- Follow him at rohantriesthinking (Instagram) 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐭 : 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐫.𝐟𝐦/𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠-𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐬-𝐩𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭/𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞
01:13:51
April 10, 2020
#3: Joe Rogan: The Beginner’s Guide [Is He a Bigot? Or an Enlightened Explorer?]
Joe Rogan is an American comedian, mixed martial artist, UFC commentator, and podcaster with a cult following. In 2019, his ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ (JRE) podcast was averaging 190,000,000 downloads a month — giving him a greater reach than even American mainstream media! But is Joe (as writer Theodore Kupfer asks) a “weed-smoking DMT-obsessive, whose most cherished […]
01:13:51
April 10, 2020
[S1E2) Freelancing: Everything a 'Nine-to-Five-er' Wants to Know [But is Too Afraid To Ask]
Freelancing is challenging but rewarding if done right. Listen to Susheel (filmmaker, photographer, graphic designer) and Rohan (content writer, content marketer) discuss their combined 20+ years of trying to figure out the freelancing game. 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐏𝐈𝐒𝐎𝐃𝐄: -- What brought Susheel and Rohan to where they are today -- Freelancing etiquette, awkward client interactions, and how to handle conflicts of interest (10:15) -- How adapting to new technology can help your career (11:40) -- Why become a freelancer? Art vs Craft. (17:26) -- What is content marketing? And does it have a dark side? (23:18) -- What to consider when choosing a client. And how to help confused clients. (29:33) -- Do you need to vibe with your clients and/or connect with their cause? (48:45) -- Should you specialize or stay general? And how do you combat boredom if you specialize? (56:40) -- The Corona Virus: Because it's out there (at the time of recording) and we have no idea what to make of it. (70:00) 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐒𝐔𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐄𝐋: --Follow him at @susheel_c (Twitter) and susheel02 (Instagram) --Consult with him at ColoursAlive.com 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐑𝐎𝐇𝐀𝐍: -- Consult with him at rohantharyan.com -- Follow him at rohantriesthinking (Instagram) 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐭 : 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐫.𝐟𝐦/𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠-𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐬-𝐩𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭/𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞
01:15:59
March 28, 2020
#2: Freelancing: Everything a ‘Nine-to-Five-er’ Wants to Know [But is Too Afraid To Ask]
Freelancing is challenging but rewarding if done right. Listen to Susheel (filmmaker, photographer, graphic designer) and Rohan (content writer, content marketer) discuss their combined 20+ years of trying to figure out the freelancing game. 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐏𝐈𝐒𝐎𝐃𝐄: — What brought Susheel and Rohan to where they are today — Freelancing etiquette, awkward client interactions, […]
01:15:59
March 28, 2020
[S1E1] Parkour: The Noble Art of Jumping Off Buildings?
"Parkour is a religion and David Belle is God!" Cult, exercise routine, or catalyst for personal and spiritual growth? In this pilot episode of the podcast, Susheel and Rohan talk about how they fell in love with Parkour, what it means to them, and how it changed the way they see movement, diet, and discipline. 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐒𝐔𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐄𝐋: --Follow him at @susheel_c (Twitter) and susheel02 (Instagram) --Consult with him at ColoursAlive.com 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐍𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐑𝐎𝐇𝐀𝐍: -- Consult with him at rohantharyan.com -- Follow him at rohantriesthinking (Instagram) 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐭 : 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐫.𝐟𝐦/𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠-𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐬-𝐩𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭/𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞
01:40:20
March 03, 2020
#1: Parkour: The Noble Art of Jumping Off Buildings?
“Parkour is a religion and David Belle is God!” Cult, exercise routine, or catalyst for personal and spiritual growth? In this pilot episode of the podcast, Susheel and Rohan talk about how they fell in love with Parkour, what it means to them, and how it changed the way they see movement, diet, and discipline. […]
01:40:20
March 03, 2020