my city..

Welcome to my city.. 
Fasten your seat belts all tight and right.. 
Well the chances for the high tides are uptight.. 
Don't be afraid with the millions swarming.. 
The piles are high and rivers drowning.. 

Questioning my identity with every greet.. 
When did we resort to such a greed..? 
Thieves they say when all is night.. 
Wondering where is that tiny light.. 

Sing a song before the siren creeps.. 
Learning to dance in the crowded streets.. 
How many lives.. will they ever believe? 
Growing fear.. when were we free..?


रिश्ते सिर्फ़ इंसानो से ही नहीं..
रास्तो और शहरो से भी होते है..
राहो पे ठोकर देने वाले उन पत्थरो से भी होते है..
हस्सी और गम के उन लम्हो..
और उन लम्हो को पनाह देनी वाली उन दीवारो से भी होते है..
पड़ोस के किराने वाले राहुल से..
हर रोज़ रोटी बनाने वाली आंटी से भी होते है..
और छोटी छोटी खुशियो में शामिल करने वाले उन अंज़नो से भी होते है..
रिश्तो का कोई नाम नहीं होता.. 
रिश्ते बेनाम और बेआकर होते है.. 
परिभाषाओ के मायाजाल से परे.. 
ज़िन्दगी का सार होते है रिश्ते..


a reason …

This is an old post reposting from my earlier blog.

This is a weird feeling, but I’ve been living with it for quite sometime now. Recently read an article in the times of india and realized I am indeed not an alien, not many but most of the indians today are facing this problem. So what’s it, sounds quite strange but we have somehow forgotten to enjoy, to feel oneself as a part of the society, we need a reason to be happy. And we won’t celebrate because first, I need to accomplish that, finish this and a hell lot of worries. Our feelings now have more intricate relation with our work and desires. In here, people are willing to do overtime just to have some free time, employees want holidays, they need a break. But wait! No one’s forcing you and you really don’t have to do the extra work, it’s your life have fun. Don’t know if its our present lifestyle or we’ve lost something important as we matured. Now, will you have a good sleep depends on whether someone wishes you a good night …
When we were kids, there was never a second thought that the homework needs to be finished first, there was never a no when a friend asked for playing cricket. Time was never wasted having hours long gossips. Some would say grow up life’s not the same as it used to be, you are no longer a kindergarten boy or a careless teenager, you’ll have to make something for yourself, be responsible. And that’s when I really get boiled up …
Shut up!!! I know what I’ve to do and I’ll do it when I want to, just stop reminding me.
That’s said, the question is do I actually have some plans for my future, do I know how i’m going to get the work finished by deadline. The point is most of us just can’t get out of this situation, even if someone claims, still they have overburdened themselves with endless goals and desires. Most of us are will follow up what others are doing, follow up with the working protocol and you’ll get somewhere . While many, including me finds this simply awkward how can you be doing something you can’t get your heart into.
For a computer science student, there, are, always some nasty neurons signaling …
Hey! u’ve got to learn html5, and network programming and what about tweaking kernel and ircs and subversioning and get some good project and blah and blah!!! …
Well this never ends and I still haven’t found a way to get out of it …
These are lines from Steve Jobs during an annual commencement speech at Stanford(2005) …
” Your time is limited. So don’t waste it living someone else life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinion drown out your own inner voice and most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become, everything else is secondary. “
It may seem that I am going of the hook now, but if we want to(not have to) end this endless quest of not doing something coz we already have a lot to do, we will have to create a bridge and the time is now…


Endless just endless..
What this constant craving always gave me..

The balance in a circle..
Or the sphere of my life..

Infinite my dreams..
Those constants of reality..

For reasons no apt..
We still wish to adapt.. 

Fools they assume..
Freedom from whom?
What's even left to defend..

Crippled by self existence..
Endless scrolling into nothingness..

in the dark…

I tried to cross the million miles..
For the promised billion smiles..

Its dark its cold the emptiness of the space..
Be bold and be brave why should someone crave..

There are no boundaries.. No religion no wisdom..
And no one is really free..
But there’s chaos.. There are spaces..
A fool is your tree..

Why don’t they just settle.. the voices in my head..
When did I choose this mental fray..

the unexplained desire…

do i know you, i think really i do..

well the question is how well, a 4X4 pic.. a name is all i know..

should i follow you, may be i shouldn’t..

but am i missing something here..

why’s there a swarm, chasing you..

wish i knew the answers.. but will i ever do..

i chase.. but why? 

is there an explanation.. ?

a post to explain the bewilderness..

may be at a point in time.. 

will i catch it.. or will it be lost..

if i never see it.. will it still make sense.. 

wish i knew the answers.. but will i ever do..

keeping your programs active even after remote session is closed

A very common scenario when we execute some code on a remote machine using a ssh session is the when the connection terminates the program or script is also killed. A very simple solution is using a utility program called screen. On Ubuntu you can install screen using

$ sudo apt-get install screen

Now all you need to do is to start  a screen session on the remote machine. Just type in


in terminal. This will start a new screen session.

Now like what you do in a normal terminal session just run your script say your tensorflow code

$ python

Every screen session is assigned an ID which we will use later. Now say while your model is learning you want to exit the remote connection. One important thing to do just before exiting is detaching from the screen session

Simply type in ‘ctrl+a‘ followed by ‘d‘, ‘ctrl+a‘ is for entering screens command line mode and ‘d‘ is simply to detach from the current session.  Now you can safely exit.

Next time you login typein

$ screen -ls

this will list active screen sessions along with their IDs. To enter a particular session simply typein

$ screen -r ID


$ screen -r 20873.tty2.amitn

which takes you to the selected screen session and voila you have your code running.