COVID-19: Myth Busters

The next in the COVID-19 series are the Top 10 Myth Busters about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ordering products from China can get you in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It’s completely false, as the virus doesn’t have a long life on surfaces. So it’s very unlikely to catch the infection just by the product that’s been shipped from an affected country.


People infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) will die

It’s another very common myth which revolves around the virus. The death rate of Coronavirus (COVID 19) is just 2% and people who are infected with it will feel similar to the common cold.


Face Mask will safeguard you against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It is definitely a myth as face (surgical) mask should only be worn by the professionals who are treating the infected patients and the infected people themselves. If a normal person wears it, it won’t be any good as chances of catching the virus in the space between mouth and mask is vulnerable too.

Face mask

Pneumonia vaccines protect against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new and different kind of virus in the Coronavirus group. Pneumonia vaccines don’t protect against COVID-19. Specific vaccine for COVID-19 is being developed by researchers all over the world with the help of the World Health Organization.


Gargling and/or mouthwash protects against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There has been no clear and scientific evidence for it. Mouthwash only helps us eliminate certain kinds of microbes from the saliva in the mouth, not viruses like COVID-19.


Pets (dogs and cats) are carriers of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

No clear evidence has been stated yet. Even though it’s recommended by the doctor to properly wash hands after coming in contact with them. Also making them take regular baths so as to remove any microbes or viruses they are carrying on their fur (skin).


Antibiotics can prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Antibiotics are medicines which fight bacteria. As the name suggests Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a kind of virus. Therefore any type of antibiotic won’t work against Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Elderlies and kids are more vulnerable to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All age groups are likely to catch this virus. The only reason elderly and kids are asked to take more care is because they have a weak or underdeveloped immune system which isn’t strong enough to fight off Coronavirus (COVID 19). Also, those with underlying medical conditions such as asthma, heart diseases, diabetes etc are also more vulnerable to the virus.

Old and young

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an airborne infection

It’s completely false as Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infection which is spread by respiratory droplets exhaled while coughing and/or sneezing. There is higher proximity of catching the virus in the close proximity with the droplets.

Eating garlic can prevent Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Even though Garlic is very healthy and may have many anti-microbe properties, preventing Coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t just one of them.


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COVID-19: Impacts

In the series, here we are discussing on the Impacts of Coronavirus.



Political impact of Coronavirus
Political impact of Coronavirus
  • Many administrators from the Communist Party of China (CPC) were terminated due to their conduct on the quarantine situation in Central China. A sign of dissatisfaction with the political establishment’s reaction to the outbreak in those regions. 
  • The Italian government criticised the European Union’s absence of solidarity with coronavirus-affected Italy.
  • The Iranian government has been brutally affected by the virus. On 14 March 2020, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani wrote a public letter to world leaders pleading for help. 
  • The outbreak has provoked calls for the United States to acquire social strategies popular in other wealthy countries, comprising universal health care, universal child care, paid family leave, and higher levels of funding for public health.
  • Diplomatic relations between Japan and South Korea deteriorated due to the pandemic, as South Korea criticised Japan’s “controversial and sluggish quarantine efforts”.


Educational impact of Coronavirus
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The educational impact of Coronavirus

As of 20 March, more than 960 million children and other students were impacted by interim or indefinite government-mandated school closures. Of these, 105 countries closed schools nationwide, implicating students who would generally attend pre-primary to upper-secondary classes, and 15 countries executed localized closures, impacting on an additional 640 million school children and other students.

On 18 March 2020, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released a statement announcing the postponement of ongoing Board Exams for Classes 10th and 12th across all countries.

In reaction to school closures, UNESCO suggested the practice of distance learning programs, open educational applications and strategies that schools and teachers can operate to reach pupils remotely and curb the upheaval of education.


Worsening Conditions of Stock Market Coronavirus
Credits: Statista

Coronavirus recession refers to an economic recession which may happen across the world economy in 2020.

Some economists suggest that China’s economy may contract for the first time since the 1970s. As the coronavirus spreads around the world, the stock markets have experienced their worst crash since 1987.

In India, there have been rumours regarding imposing financial emergencies. Approximately 53% of the businesses have been affected by the pandemic including all the major firms which are either cutting salaries of their employees or shutting off their operations completely.


Social impact of Coronavirus
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Social impact of Coronavirus on Social Media

While enormous progress has been made in responding to public health emergencies of COVID-19 disease and coordinating action internationally, much more needs to be done to better understand the repercussions of the measures taken on citizens and ensure their welfare.

Sentiments of people reflect fear and disgust towards the outbreak as their lives have come to a standstill and they are experiencing nothing but fear and disgust.

They are also in the awe that the COVID-19 outbreak might be an apocalypse they never expected of.


River of Venice which experienced return of aqua life because of Coronavirus
River of Venice which experienced the return of aqua life because of Coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on travel and industry, many regions underwent a drop in all kinds of pollution, such as:

  • The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air of China documented that techniques to restrict the spread of COVID-19, such as quarantines and travel bans, resulted in a 25% deduction of carbon emission in the country. In the first month of lockdowns, China generated approximately 200 million fewer metric tons of carbon dioxide due to the decrease in air traffic, oil refining, and coal consumption. It was computed that this decrease may have saved at least 77,000 lives.
  • Between 1 January and 11 March 2020, the European Space Agency identified a marked deterioration in nitrous oxide emissions from cars, power plants and factories in the Po Valley region in northern Italy, occurring simultaneously with lockdowns in the region. 
  • In Venice, the water in the canals cleaned up and encountered an increased existence of fish and waterfowl.


Cultural impact of Coronavirus
Credits: CNN
The cultural impact of Coronavirus shown by covering the statues by mask

Another contemporary and quickly stimulating aftermath of the infection is the cancellation of religious services, major tournaments in sports, the film industry, and other community-based events, such as music concerts, conferences, fashion shows and sports.

BCCI postponed IPL till 15th April resulting in resentment among the cricket fans of India and abroad. Even the filmmakers have postponed the release dates of their movies so that it doesn’t collide with the lockdown. All the major religious places such as mandirs, mosques, gurudwara, and churches have been closed down. Even the stand-up comic tours, concert tours, conferences, fashion shows have to be rescheduled or cancelled because of the outbreak.

Potential long-term impacts of COVID-19

Long term impact of Coronavirus
Long term impact of Coronavirus

The political, cultural, and socio-economic impacts of the pandemic may concurrently cause crucial modifications in human civilization. Major intellectuals have indicated that this could comprise a boost in remote work, localization of international supply chains, and heightened political polarization. 

Xenophobia and Racism

Xenophobia and Racism towards Chinese because if Coronavirus
Xenophobia and Racism towards Chinese because if Coronavirus

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, exacerbated prejudice, xenophobia and racism have been reported towards people of European, Chinese and other East Asian origin, occurrences of fear, suspicion and hostility have been identified in many countries, especially in Europe, East Asia, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. 

Some countries in Africa saw surging anti-Chinese sentiment as well. There has been supporting for the Chinese, both on and offline, towards those in virus-stricken areas, but many dwellers of Wuhan and Hubei have reported suffering discrimination based on their provincial lineage.

Since the succession of the outbreak to new hot-spot countries, people from Italy have also been subjected to scepticism and xenophobia.

This was all for this article, next we’d be talking about Myths Vs Facts in our article of COVID-19 Information Series.

Stay Tuned! Stay Safe! Stay Home!


COVID-19: Indian and International Response

When the world is fighting with the novel coronavirus threat, UdaipurBlog brings to you a series of blog posts to provide authentic information and answer your questions about the disease.

And today we’ll be talking about Indian and International response on COVID-19.

Indian Response

Situation update

As of 23 March 2020 (9:00 AM), an aggregate of 390 COVID-19 cases (349 Indians and 41 foreign nationals) have been recorded in 23 states/union territories. These comprise 23 who have been cured/discharged, 1 who has migrated and 7 reported deaths.

Government’s response

The Prime Minister’s Office, Group of Ministers, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Cabinet Secretary are closely surveying the situation. While addressing the nation on 19 March 2020, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi persuaded for resolve and restraint and adopting social distancing, including ‘Janta curfew’ (voluntary self-isolation) on Sunday, 22 March 2020 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The government has conjured powers under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to improve preparedness and response efforts. With COVID-19 being announced a pandemic, the State Disaster Response Fund, comprised under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, is now available with state governments for reaction measures.

Janta Curfew

Central ministries along with states/UTs have taken crucial steps to strengthen supervision, contact tracing and isolation, laboratory facility, quarantine facilities, and ensure availability of sufficient personal protective equipment, trained manpower and immediate response teams for managing of COVID-19.

India Lockdown

In the latest travel advisory, the government has banned all international commercial flights into India from 22 March 2020 for a week. The earlier visa constraints also remain in force. These are temporary measures and shall remain in force till 31 March 2020. Universal health screening continues at all junctions of entry into India.

In another update, all non-essential passenger transport, including all train services and suburban rail services, all metro services and inter-state transport buses, have also been discontinued till 31 March 2020.

WHO Country Office for India support


WHO Country Office for India has been operating closely with MoHFW, on preparedness and reaction measures for COVID-19, comprising disease surveillance, laboratory and research strategies, threat communications, training on infection prevention and supervision and cluster containment plan, surveillance and searching of travellers.

We welcome Prime Minister’s call for adopting social distancing strategy. Effective enactment of the strategy will go a long way in regulating the spread of the virus along with hand-hygiene and coughing and sneezing in one’s sleeves. Even as we maintain social distancing, it is equally significant to stand together in solidarity to survive this challenge,” says Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India.

Resources from Government of India

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 24*7 helpline number – +91-11-23978046

Now let’s talk about how the International community responded to the pandemic.

Travel Restrictions

Travel Restrictions

Many countries who have been impacted by COVID-19 outbreak have obliged temporary entry bans on Chinese citizens, recent travellers to China and other affected countries, discontinued issuing visas or reimposed visa requirements on Chinese citizens, as well as citizens of other affected countries, say Italy, Iran etc.

Evacuation of Foreign Citizens

Several countries evacuated their citizens and diplomatic staff from the Chinese Province, primarily through chartered flights of the home nation that have been provided authorization by Chinese authorities and secondarily through own flight services.

On 1st February 2020, India evacuated 324 people from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport. This was India’s first evacuation flight. There were three minors, 211 students and 110 working professionals, and the flight was operated by Air India. 

International Aid


The humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief, in coordination with FedEx transportation and logistics support, sent 200,000 face masks along with other personal protective material, including gloves and gowns, by emergency airlift to the Wuhan Union Hospital by 30 January. 

India last month donated 15 tonnes of medical assistance to China which included masks, gloves and medical equipment. The supplies were transmitted by an Indian Air Force C-17 special flight which landed in Wuhan, China for evacuating deserted Indians.

India has also provided assistance to South Asian countries like Bhutan, Maldives and is in the process to help Nepal under the declarations made during the SAARC COVID-19 meet.

WHO Response Measures

The WHO has applauded the efforts of Chinese authorities in managing and preventing the epidemic, with Director-General Tedros Adhanom expressing “confidence in China’s approach to controlling the epidemic” and requesting the public to “remain calm”.

Numerous measures have been carried out by WHO on different occasions to provide relief and improve the situation in China as well as other affected countries.

This is all for today’s article. Next, we’d to talk about Impact of COVID-19 on different domains such as Political, Economical etc

Stay Tuned!


COVID-19: Prevention and Management

In this blog post, we’ll be talking about the Prevention and Management of COVID-19 outbreak.

As we see the rising graph of positive cases around us, the very first step on an individual basis should be preventing the virus by practising various simple activities such as maintaining good personal hygiene, washing hands regularly, avoid touching face with unwashed hands, coughing/sneezing into a tissue, social distancing etc.

Government is also taking many steps so as to prevent the virus from reaching more people by restricting travel and cancelling the unnecessary one.

Following are the Preventive Measures we can take on a personal basis for safeguarding ourselves against COVID-19:

Hand Washing 🖐️

The very basic and very necessary of all is washing hands regularly. Doctors advise a 20-second wash with soap and water, before and after eating, using the toilet, coughing, sneezing and also when they are visibly dirty.

In case when water and soap aren’t accessible, sanitizer which has more than 60% alcohol by volume can be used. Even WHO has advised people all over the world to not touch their eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.


Respiratory Hygiene 🤧

One of the most ignored preventive measures is maintaining respiratory hygiene. It includes covering the mouth with tissue paper while coughing and/or sneezing and then disposing of the tissue immediately.

It has also been seen that a lot of people (who aren’t even infected) are wearing surgical masks; which is something which shouldn’t be promoted. Only the infected people should wear masks, reason being, the mask can limit the volume and distance of the respiratory droplets exhilarated while talking, coughing or sneezing. People who are in regular contact with the infected person say, the family members are also advised to wear masks as they are at very high risk.

Anybody else than these people shouldn’t wear masks and leave them for the needy.

Surgical Mask
Surgical Mask

Social Distancing 🙏

Social distancing means staying away from people (typical lifestyle of an introvert 🤪) includes quarantine, travel restrictions, shutting down schools, theatres, workplaces, gyms etc.

Personally, we can practice social distancing by staying at home, avoiding travel, avoiding crowded places and not planning picnics as the lockdown isn’t any kind of holiday.
Even the government has mandated social distancing in the areas affected by COVID-19 outbreak.

Especially the adults, who are already suffering from some underlying medical conditions such as heart ailments or diabetes or respiratory issues should definitely stay at home and pray to God while being inside their homes.

Social Distancing
Social Distancing

Self-Isolation 🙅

Self-isolation means locking oneself in a room rather than attending parties (ahem ahem) especially when they are the positive cases of COVID-19 or are suspected to be one.

Management of COVID-19 is being seen in the following three stages:


This is an early-stage measure to manage the outbreak. It includes tracking down the origin and isolating the infected person. Its main motive is to stop spreading the virus.


It comes into picture when containment is of no use. It includes the mitigation of the effects on the health system and society.


It’s the extreme measure to manage the outbreak and it focuses on reducing the basic reproduction (multiplication) of the virus.

Another phenomenon which is widely talked about these days in respect to the pandemic is Flattening the Curve which involves trying to decrease the peak of the outbreak as it’ll reduce the risk of health services being burdened and provides more time for developing the vaccines and treatments.

This is all for this blog post, next we’d be talking about responses on Indian as well as International level.


COVID-19: Basic Information

When the world is fighting with the novel coronavirus threat, UdaipurBlog brings to you a series of blog post to provide authentic information and answer your questions about the disease.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease activated by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (scientifically known as SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization (WHO) notified on 11 February 2020 that “COVID-19” would be the official name of the ailment.

According to W.H.O. Chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, COVID-19 gets its names as “CO” stands for “corona”, “VI” for “virus” and “D” for “disease”, while the number “19” is for the year the disease was first identified. COVID-19 was first reported on 31 December 2019 in Wuhan, China.


The reasons for the origin of the virus are still unknown but the reports show that its first case was found in Wuhan city of Hubei province of China. 

As per W.H.O., the initial transmission of the virus is via respiratory droplets which people cough or sneeze in the surroundings. The virus remains active and infectious in aerosols for a minimum of 3 hours. The virus is likely to spread from a person who carries it but might not start showing any symptom as per an analysis conducted in Singapore, Tianjin and China.

Transmission of Coronavirus and how can we stop it
Transmission of Coronavirus and how can we stop it

Even when the social distancing measures are about to be lifted in China, there is a growing concern of recurrence of the virus. Though the city of Wuhan in China reports no new cases as of 18th March 2020, people are still in fear.

Symptoms of COVID-19 are not specific in nature, the person infected may be asymptomatic or may develop symptoms which are related to flu such as cough, sneezing, fatigue and most importantly fever.

Further development of these symptoms can lead to severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, septic shock or even death.

Coronavirus symptoms
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The usual time between infection and symptom onset ranges between one to fourteen days; it is most typically five days.

Though the infection can be initially diagnosed by the signs and symptoms, there are numerous techniques to confirm the existence of the virus in the body.

Viral Testing

This type of testing uses real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR). The test can be performed on respiratory or blood samples. Results are commonly available within a few hours to days.

The criteria for Viral Testing is that a person is regarded at risk if he has travelled to an area with active transmission in the last 14 days, or has had a close connection with an infected person.

Prevalent key indicators include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Additional possible signs include fatigue, sore throat, anorexia, etc.

Viral testing Coronavirus
Viral testing Coronavirus

CT Imaging (CT Scan)

It focuses on radiographs and computed tomography but its success has been limited to a certain number of cases because of the presence of various other infections and viruses. Imaging without confirmation by PCR is of less use in diagnosing COVID-19.

The next article in the series would be about prevention and management COVID-19.

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Appeal to Udaipurites for Janata Curfew

At 8 pm on 19th March 2020, Thursday PM Narendra Modi appealed the nation to abide by the ‘Janata Curfew’. Janata Curfew will be observed on 22nd March 2020, Sunday from 7 am to 9 pm. The aim of the curfew is to promote the practice of staying home and avoid going to public places, so as to avoid the transmission of COVID-19.

During the curfew, the citizens have to stay at home for 14 hours and practice quarantine at home with family. “On March 22, from 7 am to 9 pm, all countrymen have to follow the Janata Curfew,” PM Narendra Modi said.

People working in services which are crucial to the citizens such as police, medical health services, media, home delivery, fire-fighting and those who are serving the nation etc. will not need to take part in the Janata Curfew.

Another request made by the PM was that all the people should come out in their balconies or terraces or doorways or windows at 5 pm for five minutes and clap hands or ring the bells in honour of millions of workers who have been directly serving the nation without caring about themselves in the past month via health services, airport services, and many others.

He has also urged people to inform the other 10 people and act as a responsible citizen by spreading awareness about the Janata Curfew and measures to prevent.

We at UdaipurBlog request all the Udaipurites to abide by Janata Curfew for the sake of our own self and family.


मुख्य मंत्री ने लागू करी धारा 144, 5 लोगों से अधिक के मिलने पर रोक

कोविड-19 (कोरोना वायरस) के बढ़ते प्रकोप के तहत मुख्य मंत्री अशोक गहलोत ने प्रदेश की सुरक्षा के लिए प्रथम चरण में 31 मार्च 2020 तक धारा 144 लागू करने के निर्देश दिए है।

गहलोत ने बुधवार को मुख्यमंत्री कार्यालय में कोविड-19 से बचाव के तरीकों की समीक्षा की। बैठक में चिकित्सा एवं स्वास्थ्य मंत्री डॉ. रघु शर्मा, मुख्य सचिव डीबी गुप्ता, शासन सचिव आपदा प्रबंधन सिद्धार्थ महाजन, चिकित्सा शिक्षा सचिव वैभव गालरिया, सूचना एवं जनसम्पर्क आयुक्त महेन्द्र सोनी, एसएमएस मेडिकल कॉलेज के प्राचार्य डॉ. सुधीर भण्डारी राजस्थान चिकित्सा एवं स्वास्थ्य विज्ञान विश्वविद्यालय के कुलपति डॉ. राजाबाबू पंवार, सहित अन्य अधिकारी उपस्थित थे।

मीटिंग के दौरान यह बातों पर फैसले लिए गए:

स्कूल मीटिंग पर रोक, पुस्तकालय बंद

प्रदेश में सारे सरकारी एवं निजी स्कूलों में तत्काल प्रभाव से 31 मार्च 2020 तक अभिभावक एवं पैरेंट-टीचर मीटिंग पर रोक लगाने और नए प्रवेश की प्रक्रिया को भी रोकने के निर्देश दिए गए हैं।
सरकारी एवं सार्वजनिक पुस्तकालयों को भी 31 मार्च 2020 तक बंद रखने के निदेश दिये गए हैं।

यात्रियों की स्क्रीनिंग के निर्देश

मुख्यमंत्री ने विदेश में फंसे राजस्थान के निवासियों की सुरक्षा के हित में विदेश मंत्रालय से बात करने की सूचना दी है। विदेश से आने वाले यात्रियों को हवाई अड्डे के पास स्थित होटलों में रुकवाकर पूरी स्क्रीनिंग की जाएगी। अगर जांच में लक्षण पॉजिटिव पाए गए तो उन व्यक्तियों को 14 दिन तक पूरे आइसोलेशन में रखा जाएगा। उन व्यक्तियों के हाथ पर मुहर भी लगाई जाएगी एवं उनके घर के आस-पड़ोस में भी इस बात की सूचना फैलाई जाए ताकि बाकी लोग उनसे दूर रहे और संक्रमण से बचे।

झुंझुनूं में तीन लोग कोविड-19 पॉजिटिव

झुंझुनूं में तीन लोग – जोड़ा और ढाई साल का बच्चा जो हाल ही में इटली से लौटे थे, कोविड-19 पॉजिटिव पाए गए हैं। उन्हें झुंझुनूं के अस्पताल के आइसोलेशन वार्ड में रखा गया है। मरीज़ों के घर के 2 किलोमीटर के दायरे में अगले 2 दिन तक कर्फ्यू लगाया गया है ताकि अन्य लोग संक्रमण से बचे रहे।

जांचों की सुविधाएं विकसित की जाएंगी

मुख्यमंत्री ने अजमेर, कोटा, भरतपुर, झुंझुनूं सहित अन्य स्थानों पर भी जांच सुविधा विकसित किए जाने और जयपुर में जांच क्षमता दोगुनी करने के निर्देश दिए हैं। गहलोत ने ये भी कहा कि कोविड-19 से निपटने के लिए राज्य की सुविधाओं में कोई कमी नहीं रखी जाएगी। RSDF के माध्यम से आइसोलेशन लैब सहित अन्य सुविधाएं विकसित करने के निर्देश भी दिए गये।

आप सब से विनम्र निवेदन है कि अपना ध्यान रखे, सुरक्षित रहें और बाहर कम निकले।

आपके पास कोई भी सुझाव या समीक्षा है तो पर भेज सकते हैं।

Health & Fashion People Social

Meet the Woman from Udaipur who generates employment for 300 People

aavaran logo
aavaran logo

AAVARAN (means ‘covering’ in Mewari language) was founded by Mrs Alka Sharma, textile graduate from Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur, Rajasthan, by this Alka wanted to uphold rural and indigenous communities and preserve their ‘traditional’ craft.

The initiative was started from Akola, which is a block printing cluster near Udaipur. The aim was to revive the culture so that the coming generations can carry the art forward.

AAVARAN’s workshop is predominantly of blue-white color, starting from the paint at the walls to cushion covers to pouches to the chappals to everything.

aavaran udaipur
aavaran udaipur
aavaran timeline
AAVARAN timeline

The process at AAVARAN is totally conventional, that’s why the job is very labour intensive. They develop cloth from various types of cotton and silk (chanderi and kotadoriya). The cotton cloth takes around 15-20 days to develop whereas silk takes around a month because mud-resistant is to be applied on the fabric for 4-5 days and then it’s bleached.

Cloth at AAVARAN goes through following stages to reach to you:

  1. The fabric is imported from the Southern part of India.
  2. The fabric is then washed to remove the impurities of the fabric which are the barrier in the printing procedure.
  3. The fabric is then checked to ensure that there aren’t any weave-mistakes or holes.
  4. The plain cloth is dyed with various dyes, one of them being indigo dye.
  5. The fabric is then printed in different colors and blocks.
  6. The printed cloth is embroidered and stitched upon.
  7. The stitched cloth is then packed in the stock room.
  8. The finished product is consumed by both domestic and international markets.

    aavaran udaipur
    aavaran udaipur

AAVARAN’s speciality is Dabu print which is traditional hand block printing craftsmanship from vintage Rajasthan. It is made from Dabu which is a mud resist process, and comprises of black soil, gum (gond) and chuna (calcium hydroxide). A mixture of beedan and ground along with mud is used to make a sticky paste. Dabu is applied to the fabric using wooden blocks. At AAVARAN, artisans make use of single and double dabu dexterities for cloth printing.

aavaran dabu print
aavaran dabu print

AAVARAN’s USP is that they manufacture Indigo printed clothes which is Mewar’s ancient expertise. They have 4 pits, each 9ft deep for bleaching the cloth with Indigo. After bleaching/dying the cloth is of greenish shade but turns into blue after exposed oxidization.

AAVARAN also specialize in Lep, as its literal meaning, mud is evenly spread on the cloth and left for drying after which the cloth is bleached and color texture can be seen in different shades on the same piece.

Zari and zardozi are one of the major embroidery craft done at AAVARAN.

aavaran embroidery
aavaran embroidery

Till now around 300 people have been employed by this initiative out of which 100 are in-house employees at AAVARAN who are engaged in Block Printing, Stitching, Dyeing etc., Udaipur and other 200 are women in and around Udaipur who work in clusters of 30 each and do dari making, tassel making, button making etc.

aavaran group photo
aavaran group photo

AAVARAN manufactures women’s sarees, shirts, kurtas, tops, dupattas, pyjamas and skirts. The brand also has a men’s cloth line and children’s range as well as home decor such as bedsheets, carpets, cushion covers, etc.

Currently, their trade is Brand to Brand, they cater to Fabindia, Kilol and many other brands of Japan and Korea. They have 3 retail stores in Udaipur, Jaipur and Bangalore each; they’ll soon be opening in Chandigarh as well.

aavaran store udaipur
aavaran store udaipur

“We are a zero-waste company because we utilize all our scrapes in making home furnishings, jewelry, bags, pouches and many other embellishments” ~says Mrs Alka Sharma.


नगर निगम ने 2005 के बाद शहरी विकास (यूडी) कर के नए सर्वेक्षण की शुरुआत की

उदयपुर नगर निगम ने 2005 के बाद शहरी विकास (यूडी) कर के नए सर्वेक्षण की शुरुआत की है। शहरी विकास (यूडी) कर शहर के स्वामित्व वाली भूमि पर घर के पुनर्वास या नए निर्माण के लिए एक छूट है, जिसमें फिर से बेची गई संपत्ति भी शामिल है। नगर निगम आयुक्त ने यूडी कर योग्य संपत्तियों के सर्वेक्षण के लिए निविदाएं आमंत्रित करने के लिए 16 मार्च को दोपहर 12 बजे बैठक बुलाई। बैठक के लिए वित्तीय सलाहकार, राजस्व अधिकारी, अतिरिक्त मुख्य अभियंता और उप नगर नियोजक सहित विभिन्न अधिकारियों को बुलाया गया था।

नगर निगम आयुक्त ने पिछले महीने हुई नगर निगम उदयपुर की पिछली बजट बैठक के बारे में अधिकारियों को बताया कि भाजपा पार्षदों ने अधिकारियों से पूछताछ करते हुए उनसे पूछताछ की। भाजपा पार्षदों ने पुष्टि की कि यूडी टैक्स का सर्वेक्षण आखिरी बार 2005 में किया गया था; लेकिन पिछली बैठक में यह तय हुआ था कि अगले महीने में नए सर्वेक्षण का आयोजन किया जाएगा, हालांकि इसे अभी तक नहीं किया गया है।

बैठक में, डिप्टी मेयर ने अधिकारियों से सर्वेक्षण की प्रगति के बारे में पूछताछ की और उन्होंने नाराज़गी जताई, जब उन्हें पता चला कि सर्वेक्षण नहीं किया गया है क्योंकि कार्यवाही रिपोर्ट में यह उल्लेख किया गया था कि सर्वेक्षण हो गया है। विपक्ष के नेता गुलाब चंद कटारिया ने कहा कि सर्वे जल्द पूरा होना चाहिए।


Wanna Satisfy Your Chai Cravings? Check out these chai places in udaipur

Chai has always been something Indians are very attached to. Whether it’s morning or evening, cravings for chai can wobble your mind anytime. Following are some places in Udaipur which can satisfy your need for chai in the most unique ways.

Social Tapri

social tapri udaipur
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Social tapri is a chai spot with café-like ambience. They were the first to initiate the concept of unique varieties of chai, such as their very popular chocolate chai, irani chai, harimirch chai and many more. Along with chai they also serve other eatables such as pizza, pasta, garlic bread, chowmein, maggie etc and in beverages other than chai they serve coffee, mocktails and other kinds of beverages too.

Address:  near Big Bazar, Sukhadia Circle, Udaipur

Mangal Chai

mangal chai udaipur
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Mangal Chai is a stall that serves typical indian chai, which is full of milk, elaichi, something which reminds you of home with every sip. The stall is very famous among the locals that it also has several branches across the city.

Address: RK Circle, Bapu Bazar etc

 Sigdi Chai

sigdi chai udaipur
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As the name depicts, Sigdi Chai is a kiosk which serves chai made at sigdi. It is very popular among udaipurites because of its smokey flavour, which gives a tingy touch to it. Along with chai they also serve eatables. Sigdi Chai has two branches across the city.

Address: 100ft road

Chai Chaska

chai chaska udaipur
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Chai Chaska is a franchise based chai spot, which serves very unique varieties of chai such as butterscotch chai etc along with various eatables. It looks is more of a cafe than of a typical tea stall. Along with chai, chai chaska also serves food.

Address: Near Patel Fuel Station, Main road, Sector 4

Chai Sutta Bar

chai sutta udaipur
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Chai Sutta is another chai spot which is very common among youth and teenager as it serves chai along with maggie, various other dishes. which is very popular among tea-drinkers. It is franchise based spot. The place has tea room kind of vibe to it.

Address: Maharana Pratap Nagar, Gariawas, Central Area


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