Events News

1st Udaipur Food Drive concluded – The FUN of Foodies in Udaipur

Jab UB ne har foodie ko milane k liye ‘Food Drive’ organize ki, tab puri kaynat ne bhi shiddat se mausam badalne ki saajish ki…!!”

I am a Foodie

It was the “Springy-Summer evening” of May 7th, 2016, when Udaipur witnessed it’s first “Udaipur Food Drive”. And since it was an event, that was first of it’s kind, obviously the idea was nurtured and the event was successfully organized by the one and only “UdaipurBlog“.

The only thing in common between it’s participating “Foodie” members, was the passion to please their taste buds with the best of dishes, this city offers. The only exception were people like me who were more interested in meeting new people from what not professions and career courses.
Seeing the blooming list of 50 participants (that was occupied in a couple of days), I was sure that Lakecity is full of many talented heads and taste-loving tongues.

With its bright and youthful ambience, well-mannered staff, prompt service, and “Tortilla Pizza” (that made me forget all other items on the menu), OMG Food Court was the first stop of the drive and there could not have been a better start of the drive.

Following this, our next stop “Brewberry” served us with yummilicious beverages like Ice Tea and delicious Garlic Breads and Wraps, sprinkled with some amazing quotes here and there that made us love Coffee a little more!

Since the end has to be perfect, the last stop of the drive was “Chunda Palace” offering it’s antique lakeside ambience, the Royal hospitality and wide range of cuisines and mocktails.

And, not to forget, each spot was bombarded with hundreds and thousands of selfies; cell phone batteries went down by clicking pictures of beautiful faces with their mouth watering food. Here are some of the memoirs compiled for you.

Udaipur Food Drive OMG

Udaipur Food Drive - Brewberrys

Udaipur Food Drive - Chunda palace 2

In the end, UB team extends a heartfelt Thank You note to all the participating members and volunteers for their little spark of madness for food that made the event a success.

We are also very thankful to all our 3 destinations, viz a viz Manager of OMG – Mr. Deepesh Kothari, Manager of Brewberry’s Udaipur – Mr. Harsh Mehta  and Owner of Chunda Palace – Mr. Yaduraj Singh Krishnawat, for being a part of UB Food Drive and winning the hearts of every foodie.


Udaipur Foodie by UdaipurBlog

Udaipur Food Drive - Chunda Palace

I Love Udaipur

Udaipur Food Drive 2

Udaipur Food Drive 3 Udaipur Food Drive Udaipur Foodies UdaipurFoodieUdaipur Foodie 3


Udaipur Foodie

Moctails at Chunda Palace

Snacks at Chunda Palace - Udaipur Foodie


[Photos] Gangaur Festival 2013 (Mewar Festival)

Colors of tradition spread out everywhere, Sparkling water of Pichola, Rajasthani women and girls elegantly dressed up, and beautifully decorated idols of Gangaur glittering in the beautiful light. Such was the charm of Mewar Festival at Gangaur Ghat. Here are some Photos of the Celebration that took place @ Gangaur Ghat, Udaipur.

Photos By : Piyush Javeria

gangaur fest 2 gangaur fest 3 gangaur fest 4 gangaur fest 5 gangaur fest 6 gangaur fest 7 gangaur fest 8 gangaur fest 9 gangaur fest 10 gangaur fest 11 gangaur fest 12 gangaur fest 14 gangaur fest 16 gangaur fest 98 gangaur fest 99 gangaur fest udaipur 2013 x1 IMG_3702 IMG_3719 IMG_3725 IMG_3740 IMG_3746 IMG_3748 IMG_3751 IMG_3757 IMG_3773 IMG_3784 IMG_3790


Places to Visit

Weekend Hangout Spot – Haldi Ghati

Sunday, Rain and Haldi Ghati – Its all That One Needs!

Finally, the long awaited rainy Rains are now in Lakecity. 2 days of continuous showers has soaked the city; the dampness of air and land has added to its magnetism; Lakes have attained the allure of late teens, frenzied n yet so beautiful, as if someone has added magic water in them; the weather is just perfect – no more scorching sun, just dark clouds and cold air ready to mesmerize every soul. And with this loving downpour, here comes our favorite Sunday J isn’t it a perfect combo – Rain and Sunday??

Photo Courtesy :

So this weekend let’s hangout with these dripping showers and drizzling air at a place which, even after having witnessed one of the most furious battle in history, can chant anyone with its enticing panorama. Yes, it’s none other than the “Haldi Ghati”, a terrain south west of Nathdwara, where gallant Maharana Pratap and his troops fought heroically against the forces of Emperor Akbar; the blood that was shed to safeguard their land was so much that it turned the color of soil to red. The feeling of standing on a land of merciless battle and thousands of deaths is sure to send shudders all over the body.

How to reach there:

Haldi ghati is 40 kms, by road, from Udaipur. You are sure to love the drive to Haldi Ghati; a narrow pass in the Aravali ranges, the soil all painted in yellow and the raindrops on windshield – it’s gonna be a perfect long drive… But but but be careful while driving on wet roads, they can be slippery.

What else to see:

A ‘Chattri’ is made out of delicate marbles in the memory of the loyal horse of Maharana, Chetak, who breathed his last breath only after leaving his master at a safe place. This Chattri is situated about 4 kms from Haldi ghati. Nearby, there is a village ‘Balicha’ famous for its terracotta crafts. You can also fill your mouth with the taste of original rose water and ‘Gulkand’ by visiting Badshahi Bagh.

So what are you waiting for?? Take your keys and start off for a rain drive and a trip into the glorious history of Mewar. Don’t forget to take random snaps and share them with us. Happy Rains and Happy Sunday Udaipies…!!

Places to Visit

Hangout Plan For The Weekend ‘Bagheri Ka Naka’ | Sunday on the door – Its Picnic Time

Seems like there is a sort of match going on from few weeks high up in the sky – clouds and sun competing each other to see who rules over the sky. Though monsoon has not yet hit its peak, still the weather outside is pleasant with clouds and winds casting their spell and tempting every feet to ‘Get Set Go’ for an exciting Sunday picnic. And if you are lucky enough, you can even get a chance to soak yourself in the monsoon showers. J

With so many picnic places around Udaipur, it can be confusing enough for you as for which place to go, how to go, what to do and all. But Dear Readers, “When UB is here, no need to fear” 😉  “Bagheri ka Naka”, flowing with all its might, will definitely be the perfect choice for this Sunday.

The Journey to ‘Bagheri ka Naka’: Bagheri Dam is situated 55 kms from Udaipur. You’ll have to take the Ajmer Road from Fatehpura Circle, then keep on following the sign boards and you will reach your destination in approx 1 hour or so depending on road and traffic conditions. Don’t forget to add the flavors of snacks, antakshari, gossips and laughter in your road trip; after all the journey is more beautiful than the destination itself.

At Bagheri ka Naka: The breath-holding view of splashing water amidst the marvelous backdrop of mountains will completely engorge you in the nature’s splendor. Your picnic mood will multiply many folds and you won’t be able to resist the desire to feel the cold, crystal clear water and get drenched in the downpour. So don’t forget to carry extra clothes with you.  A monsoon picnic is always incomplete without ‘crispy pakodas’, ‘garma garam chai’ and ‘bhuttas’. But as you won’t find any shop or food joints around, you’ll have to carry your meals and other eatables with you. Also be prepared to encounter a large crowd as everybody is out for the weekend.

So pack your picnic bags, start your cars and bang on this Sunday in the music of falling water. Don’t forget to capture the mesmerizing view and masti bhare moments with your camera. Happy Weekend Udaipies…!!

Festivals Photos

कृष्ण के विविध रंग सजे कृष्णाष्टमी पर

“नन्द के आनंद भयो, जय कन्हैया लाल की..!!”

“मुरली मनोहर श्री कृष्ण जी की जय..!!!”

कुछ ऐसे ही जयकारे आज पूरे देश ही नही अपितु पूरी दुनिया की फिज़ाओ में गुंजायमान हो रहे है जिनसे चारो ओर बस कृष्ण का ही नाम है, हर मुख पर कृष्ण की ही महिमा है, हर आँखों में कृष्ण की ही छवि है और हर कर्ण आज बस कृष्ण की मुरली की मधुर तानों को सुन रहे है… या यूँ कह ले की आज हर कोई कृष्ण के रंगों में रंगा हुआ…. और हो भी क्यों ना आज श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी जो है; भादवा मास की कृष्ण पक्ष की वह मंगलमय अष्टमी  जब भगवान श्री कृष्ण देवकी और वासुदेव के नंदन के रूप में अवतारित हुए थे और उस घनघोर वर्षा वाली रात्रि में नन्द और यशोदा के घर भी अपार खुशियों की वर्षा कर दी थी…..



कृष्ण के इन रंगों से हमारा उदयपुर कैसे अछूता रह सकता था… और जब नाथद्वारा और जगदीश मंदिर में कृष्णाष्टमी का रंग चढ़ता है तब के माहौल की छठा के तो क्या ही कहने… जगदीश मंदिर में सजी झांकी के दर्शन मध्यरात्रि में खुलते ही भक्तो का अम्बार लग गया, कान्हा के नाम के जयकारे गूंजने लगे और भगवन जगदीश की आरती कर उन्हें भोग लगाया गया और फिर भक्तो में प्रसाद बांटा गया. आज रात को दूध दही की हांड़ी को फोड़ने की प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन हुआ जिसमे सभापति रजनी डाँगी, प्रशांत अग्रवाल, हरीश राजनी  आदि अतिथि के रूप में शामिल हुए. बरसते हुए बादलों के बीच मटकी फोड़ने का आनंद दोगुना हो गया, हालांकि कुछ विलम्ब हुआ कार्यक्रम शुरू होने में पर फिर कलाकारों ने अपनी प्रस्तुतियों से वह मौजूद भक्तों का दिल जीत लिया . जगदीश चौक ॐ साईं राम ग्रुप ने झांकी सहित नृत्य प्रस्तुत किया. कृष्ण जन्मोत्सव में देश विदेश से आये  पर्यटकों ने लिया जमकर  आनंद . दीवाना ग्रुप के शाहनवाज़ [उदयपुर के बंटी] ने भजनों का ऐसा समां बंधा के वह उपस्तिथ लोग अपने आप को झूमने से नहीं रोक पाए, इन्द्र देव की कृपा बराबर भक्तों पे बनी रही उसी बीच दही हांडी फोड़ का कार्यक्रम शुरू हुआ , कुछ गीरे कुछ पड़े , फिर उठे फिर चढ़े और पूरी तरह उत्साहित होकर बार बार कोशिश की और फिर  चामुंडा ग्रुप, गोवेर्धन विलास से आई टोली  ने मटकी फोड़ी, जीतने वाले दल को Pacific University की तरफ से २१,००० रूपए नकद दिए  गए तथा ११००० रूपए का नकद पुरस्कार पंकज बोरना की तरफ से दिया गया.



पालनों में विराजित सजे-धजे लड्डू गोपाल, घरों के आँगन में बने नटखट बाल कृष्ण के नन्हे नन्हे कदम और साथ में रंगीली रंगोली, बरसते गुलाल और पानी की मार की बीच दही-हांड़ी और उसको फोड़ने के लिए ग्वालों की टोलियों में मची होड़ , कृष्ण जीवन की सजीली झाँकिया, रासलीला में सजता हुआ अलग ही संसार, दूध मलाई से बने पकवानों का भोग…. कितनी जीवन्तता है इस त्यौहार में, एक अलग ही हर्षो-उल्लास उमड़ता है; ठीक वैसा ही जैसा कृष्ण जी का जीवन था – कई रंगों को अपने में समेटे हुए, जीने की अदभुत कला सीखाने वाला और हर कठिन परिस्थिति से निकलने की राह दिखाने वाला. श्री कृष्ण जी में कुछ तो था जो उन्हें सबका चहेता बना देता है, हर किसी के दिल में बसते है वे – बच्चो के शरारती साथी, देवकी और यशोदा के लाल, वासुदेव और नन्द की आँखों के तारे, राधा के प्रिय, गोपियों के माखन चोर, सुदामा के मित्र और गोकुलवासियों के मन मोहन. उनका हर रूप उनके व्यक्तित्व का आईना था, हर आईने से अलग शिक्षा मिलती है.









दुर्घटना की प्रतीक्षा में


Choga Lal Bhoi - Mewar Channel - Udaipur
छोगा लाल जी भोई [मेवाड़ चैनल] का सम्मान किया गया

याद है उनकी नटखट शरारते – कैसे वे माखन चुराते थे, कभी गोपियों की मटकिया फोड़ दिया करते थे तो कभी मिट्टी खाया करते थे; पर उनकी हर शरारत भी प्यारी लगती थी, गोपिया उनकी शिकायत तो किया करती थी पर साथ ही अपने घरों के दरवाज़े भी नन्दलाला के लिए खुला छोड़ दिया करती थी. इससे पता चलता है कि जब दिल साफ़ होता है तब हर गलती भी छोटी होती है. कृष्ण ने अपने बाल्यकाल में ही कई दानवो और बुरे लोगो का विनाश करा था और हमे ये सिखाया था कि विप्पत्ति चाहे कितनी भी बड़ी हो पर मन की हिम्मत से हर कठिन राह भी आसान हो जाती है. आज दोस्ती की परिभाषा बदल गयी है – फेसबुक, इन्टरनेट की बनावटी दुनिया में सखा साथी कही खो से गए है और दोस्ती में स्वार्थ, अहम् इतना बढ़ गया है कि कृष्ण-सुदामा जैसी दोस्ती जाने कहा खो गई है. अपने परिवार और नगरवासियों की मदद के लिए हमेशा तत्पर रहना, सभी का आदर सम्मान करना, हमेशा अपने हँसमुख स्वाभाव से सबको खुश रखना, आदि कई गुण थे कान्हा में. कलियुग की तथाकथित “Personality Development Classes ” से कई गुना ज्यादा सिखाता है कान्हा जी का जीवन….. जरुरत है तो बस उन्हें मन में बसाने की और उनके रंगों में रंग जाने की…

सेक्टर 11 शिव मंदिर में भी कन्हैया का जन्मोत्सव धूम धाम से मनाया गया. बाल गोपाल की झांकी बनायीं गयी, 20 सालों से चली आ रही परंपरा के अनुसार भजन संध्या का आयोजन भी  किया गया जिसमे सभापति रजनी डांगी और प्रमोद सामर ने कार्यक्रम का आनंद  लिया.




Photos By : Yash Sharma
उदयपुरब्लॉग( की ओर से सभी को जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक शुभकामनाए…!!! जय श्री कृष्णा..!!! 🙂


Some More Photos by Chirag Mehta





जय श्री कृष्णा..!!!


One beautiful Thread to celebrate a beautiful Relation – Happy Rakhi

Photo Of Rakhi

Life blesses us with many relations – parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins and friends… But there is one beautiful relation in which you can find a lifetime friend, an all time enemy, a secret sharer, a counselor and a best care-taker; yes only a brother-sister relation can carry so many pearls of different shades tied together in a strong string of love and care.

And today is the day dedicated to this sweet n sour relation – RAKHI; a day to strengthen the bond shared between brother and sister while tying the knots of a thread round the wrist. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi falls on the full moon day of the Shravan month of the Hindu calendar. Many mythological tales are narrated about how this tradition of tying Rakhi around the wrist of brothers started, the most famous of all being the story of Rani Karnawati, the widowed queen of emperor of Chittor, who sent a Rakhi to Emperor Humayun asking him safeguard her husband’s empire from Bahadur Shah. The responsibility behind the thread meant so much that Humayun fought with Bahadur Shah even after Rani Karnawati committed Jauhar and handed over the kingdom to Rani’s son.

Every year the festival returns so that we can relive the memories of our childhood with our siblings. The memories attached with this relation, though different for every person, yet carry the same essence of bonding and love. You will find the same cutest smile decorating your face everytime while narrating those craziest fights, those memorable Rakhis, those countless stories of play and fun you had in kindergarten and childhood; aren’t they the most priceless memories..??

It’s amazing how a person who fights with you on every silliest of thing will think of hundreds of excuses to save you from scolding of Dad; the one who never gets tired of teasing you can go wild with anger when someone else says a word against you. While threatening each other to reveal their secrets, we never know when we start sharing the details of our every minute, our secrets and our deepest fears with each other and then we become the best friends for life. There can be no one else who could know your each and every like and dislike, who could understand your wishes and dreams, and who could make all efforts to make you smile in between the tears.

So today go back to those golden days filled with those golden memories and relive those fights and fun with your siblings. Let your childhood take over your present. And while tying Rakhi, let’s promise each other silently that “No matter how many miles and countries come in between us, I will always be the first one to share your smile and your tears.”


Pranab Mukherjee – The President of India

Pranab Mukherjee -

The most awaited results of 13th President Election Poll were declared this evening and as it was almost expected even before the counting started, Pranab Mukherjee defeated his opponent PA Sangma by 3095 votes valued at 7,13,763. The former Finance Minister will be taking the oath for bearing Presidential Office on July 25. We all congratulate Pranab Mukherjee for this triumphant victory.

Pranab Mukherjee was born on December 11, 1935 in a Bengali Brahmin family at Mirati in West Bengal. He took his Masters Degree in History and Political Science and also a degree in Law from University of Calcutta. He started his political career in the age of 34 by joining Indian National Congress and soon got a seat of Rajya Sabha from Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister and Supreme Leader of Congress. After that he hold many posts in office including Deputy Chairperson of Planning Commission, Minister of Defense, Minister of External Affairs and Minister of Finance. He also formed a separate party, named Rashtriya Samajwadi Party, at the time of Rajiv Gandhi which he again merged with Congress 3 years later. Recently, he resigned from the post of Finance Minister in Manmohan Singh’s Government on June 26 to file his nomination for Presidential Poll.

The high counts of votes dropped in Ballot box for Pranab Da bring with them even higher expectations. The country is looking forward to the newly elected 13th President of India for some major steps towards betterment of the country and its people. The topmost reforms and amendments expected from Pranab Mukherjee during his 5 years of office bearing will be –

1.) The biggest of all devils that is eating out our country from inside is corruption. Pranab Da need to keep an owl’s eye over the proceedings of Jan Lokpal Bill in the Parliament and make it come into force as soon as possible, at the same time making sure that it is not molded by the greedy, corrupted political leaders as per their profits.

2.) The whole country and especially the bleeding Mumbai, wounded in 26/11 blasts, urges to hear a decision from the President on death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, the only attacker of those blasts caught alive, who is right now enjoying the services of Indian Jail.

3.) Along with Ajmal Kasab, many appeals on death sentences are lying on the President’s desk that needs a decision as early as possible; if not on regard to duties but at least for the sake of humanity.

4.) We want to see Pranab Mukherjee coming out with a clear and best of all visions, away from political dirt and dust, to make India shine in every horizon, be it economy, education, technology, agriculture, politics, defense, foreign affairs, and the list goes on. At the same time, we need to slow down when it comes to price inflation, crimes and corruption.

5.) We don’t want to hear long speeches and lists of promises from this President; let his actions speak on his behalf and we promise that our claps and prayers will roar for the Bengal Tiger.

6.) Lastly, in the list of Youth Icons, a place is empty from the field of Politics. Can Pranab Mukherjee win this seat with the same glory and grandeur as he won in the recent Presidential Elections??

In short, everyone is hoping for a new legend to rise in the history of Indian Politics. What are your comments Udaipies..??

Places to Visit

Let’s turn the City of Lakes into City of Gardens this Weekend – Weekend Hangout

Monsoon has already knocked our city; these soft breezes brushing our hairs, tiny rain drops that falls on our body and touches our soul; seems like everything around is tinted in green and blue. So what else, other than Lakes, could be a better option to hangout in this super awesome weather?? Well actually there can be one more happening weekend plan to celebrate this monsoon and get closer to nature.

Udaipur is the city of lakes; but it’s the City of Gardens too, with many picturesque lush green gardens ready to cast their spell on you with dew drops on leaves, soft wet grass and cool and pleasant air. These gardens, grown more charming in monsoon breeze and dampness, can be an excellent hangout option with family and friends. You will be amazed to find so many choices; in fact options even more than Lakes. You can choose any one out of many as per your choice or plan a whole day out exploring these green retreats.

Nehru Garden - By Ashwin jain
Nehru Garden – By Ashwin jain

Nehru Garden :-

Situated amidst Fatehsagar Lake, this island garden is truly an eye candy with its fountains and flower gardens. Though these fountains won’t soothe you by splashing water (for which I really thank our sleeping government officials), but with Fatehsagar all around it, you won’t be missing those splashes. Even the boat ride to the garden can be enjoyed when the only rides we enjoy now-a-days are bike or car ride on dusty roads.


Rajiv gandhi park - Gaurav bohra
Rajiv gandhi park – Gaurav bohra

Rajiv Gandhi Garden :-

This newly developed garden, located on Rani Road, is emerging as a new hot-spot in the city, particularly for couples in weekdays and families on weekends. Its different theme, the children park and the exotic views of city which it serves makes it a favorite weekend option for city dwellers.


Maharana pratap statue @ Moti Magri - Mujtaba R.G.
Maharana pratap statue @ Moti Magri – Mujtaba R.G.

Moti Magri :-

With a statue of brave Maharana Pratap riding his beloved horse Chetak, this age old garden overlooks Fatehsagar Lake. It has many gardens built in the memory of Maharana Pratap and other brave warriors of Mewar.


Sahelion ki Badi :-

Built with a different concept of providing a place where royal ladies can relax and rejoice, this garden is famous for its greenery, marble architecture and fountains. Its fountains (mind you, if they are working properly) are sure to drench you without rain. While in the garden, you will feel as if you are in a fairy-land and your feet won’t leave its lanes and lawns.


Gulab Bagh - Yash Sharma
Gulab Bagh – Yash Sharma

Gulab Bagh :-

Spread over an area of 100 acres, Gulab Bagh or Sajjan Niwas Garden is the biggest of all gardens in Udaipur. It has a zoo, a museum and a public library along with many beautiful gardens, the greenery of which is well maintained by the authority. It is ever blooming with people of various ages even on weekdays, especially in the morning and evening hours.


Doodh Talai - By Deepankshi Chittora
Doodh Talai – By Deepankshi Chittora

Doodh Talai :-

DT offers many gardens and places to hangout like Deen Dayal Upadhya Park, Manikya Lal Verma Park, Ropeway to Karni Mata, Pichola, Jungle Safari and many more.

Adding to the list of the gardens, there are many more like Sanjay Gandhi Garden, Nehru Bal Udhyan, Sukhadia Memorial Park and Sukhadia Circle.

So what are you waiting for Udaipies?? Just pack your picnic bags, put on a bright and colorful tees, take an umbrella or a raincoat, start your vehicle and off you go for a rocking and happening weekend…!! Oooppss!! Turn back, turn back; you forgot your camera that will capture the best smiles of the day…. 🙂


Happy Weekend and Happy Monsoon…!! 🙂


Doctor’s Day Special – Excerpts from the life of a Doctor

Happy Doctor's Day
Picture Credits –

It’s 1st July – it’s Doctor’s Day, a day dedicated to doctors in the honor of great Indian Physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy as this day was his birthday. It’s a day to thank doctors for their services, a day to show them the importance they hold in our lives. On this occasion, we have collected some touching memories from the diary of a doctor; it sees a youngster growing into a respectable citizen, a complete trail of emotions and feelings attached with the life of a doctor. Read it and try to feel it.

“I am standing outside a big campus, my eyes enlightened with many new dreams and filled with immense pride as they read the words “Medical College and Hospital”. Yes, I am a medico now. My feelings-too much mixed; there is a ‘fear’ of new city, new friends, new life but I’m ‘happy’ too as I reap the fruit of 2 years of hard work; ‘excited’ to explore new folds with a sense of ‘responsibility’ towards mankind; I’m missing my classmates also who have failed to clear PMT this year.”

“Every time I wear a white lab coat and put a stethoscope around my neck, it fills me with a new vibrant energy and my heart swells with pride. But today, as I stepped inside the Hospital for my first Clinical Postings, I felt the real meaning of a doctor. I realized that from now on each day I’ll come across people suffering with pain, each day I’ll have to fill many eyes with tears as I tell them the disease they or their relatives are suffering from, each day I’ll be in war with many diseases. I shuddered at the thought. But as I got acquainted with my field, I got to know why people say that ‘Doctors are God on Earth’; it’s the only field where one can directly serve the sick and needy and I’m proud of my profession.”

“Today we were taken to Labor Room; the room was filled with the cries of a lady who was waiting to hear the cries of her first baby. Amidst those painful cries, that could leave almost anyone weeping, doctors were so alert and quick in their every step and decision; they were deaf to those cries but the moment baby cried, the smile that spread over their faces was worth the efforts it took; the satisfaction and happiness of bringing a new life in this world was simply priceless.”

Operation Theatre – even the name fills mind with dreadful thoughts and the body goes numb. It was during my posting in Surgery Department that I realized what a Surgeon goes through during his practice. Long hours in OT when you have to be completely focused, where one small mistake can kill a precious life, emergency night calls, complicated cases that have to be dealt with complete perfection; but when patient thanks you and leaves your chamber smiling, no fees can compete with the satisfaction that smile can give you.”

“Today we got our farewell and during the function, past four and half years of my M.B.B.S. flashed in front of my eyes. I was overwhelmed with emotions as I recalled the best ever days of my college life; those lectures and our bunks, endless fights with friends aur wo masti bhare moments, yuck food in mess and meri hostel wali Maggie, movies till 4 in the morning, and the night before exam, and most of all I’ll be missing the carefree and tension free life as the life from here is going to be more tougher.”

“Damn!! I didn’t get selected in any of the PG exam. :’( A one year loss matters a lot as it already takes 10 long years to be a Doctor. I’ll have to put in extra efforts this time so that I can get a good branch in PG.” “Yipppieee!! Finally I have cracked my PG Entrance and got my favorite branch – Paediatrics 🙂 ”

“We are preparing for tomorrow’s practical of PG final year. We all are hell nervous because we have heard that the external is a miser in giving marks but my roommate is crying. Tomorrow is her sister’s marriage and she is stuck here with exams and books. We all tried to make her happy by organizing a mini-sangeet in our room. A couple of year back we were strangers, but now we are a family; this is the irony of our profession – it gives us many new relations by keeping us away from our blood relations.”

“I’m sitting in my chamber; it’s my first day in Hospital as a Doctor. The corridor outside my room is bustling, a bit with the cries of children and more with the shouts of their parents growing restless in the queue. And then tongues won’t stop complaining that now-a-days doctors don’t give enough time per patient during checkup. God!!  How can I attend my patients with these sounds ringing in my ears?”

“Today I entered the third decade of my life and I celebrated this birthday with some old friends. While chatting about our lives and jobs, I realized I’m just at a starting level while my classmates have already got promoted 2 times and some even 3 times. My present salary stands nowhere in front of their several lakhs plus incentives. No, I am not greedy and I don’t expect an increase in my salary, but am I wrong if I wish that people stop saying “Ye doctors khoob maal kamate hain”.”

—– —– —–

Did you notice in these excerpts that a medical student never ever thinks of a good salary, perks and all; he just wants to serve the society and the nation. But as responsibilities falls over his shoulder and one has to face the realities of life, he needs money in hand to support himself and his family. What’s wrong if a doctor takes 100 Rs per patient after 10 years of struggle and hard work? You call doctors ‘God’ but they are mere humans; when our leaders can gulp down crores of public money, why can’t we charge a fees worth our efforts and act a bit selfish? I don’t deny that there are some doctors who have sold the serenity of this noble profession for few green and red notes. But what is the point in blaming thousand honest doctors because of few culprits??

I humbly request everyone on behalf of all doctors and medical students to once think calmly and with open minds on both sides of this coin and you yourself will know the truth. If ever in your lifetime a doctor cured your illness then today, give your 1 billion dollar smile to us that shows your trust in us, because that smile will be the best greetings for Doctor’s Day which will motivate us for even better services.

Happy Doctor’s Day to every medico… 🙂 Today let’s say these lines, not to the world but to ourselves, and keep repeating it every day. “The responsibility to take care of the health of mankind is on my shoulders and I’ll always serve under this responsibility with full dedication and honesty.” Be proud of ourselves and our profession. \m/

Places to Visit

Hangout at Sajjangarh – Awesome plan for a happening Weekend

Goooooooodddd Morrrrrrrrnnniiiiiiingggg Udaipur..!!! 🙂

It’s a cool, lovely day wrapped in a soft breeze making these pre-monsoon days even more charming and wonderful. Doesn’t this breeze tempt you for a long bike ride or for a family picnic or for a hangout with friends or for a hot cup of tea in your balcony?? They do tempt me a lot, and even more when I’m on my way to college or when I peep outside from the window of Lecture Hall. So today let this temptation take over you and drive you crazy with these wild winds. After all its weekend Udaipies!! 😉

Sajjangarh - By saurabh
Sajjangarh – By saurabh

As we wait to get soaked in monsoon, how about visiting The Monsoon Palace today?? It is also named as Sajjangarh after Maharaja Sajjan Singh, a young Mewar ruler who built this fort in 1884 to study the monsoon clouds and later used it as hunting lodge. This Fort, perched at a peak Bansdora Mountain, enchants every eye with the view it offers of lush green Aravalli Hills and blue waters of Lake Pichola.

When you look at the “Sajjangarh Fort” from the city, it creates an impression of the king’s palace about which we have heard or read in fairy tales; standing at a height of 944m above the sea level and circled by forest and mountain from all around. The road up the hill to the fort twists and turns like a drunken man and driving on it is a sort of mini adventure in itself. Standing in the courtyard of the fort, you will feel the strong wind engulfing your mind and soul with its power and dynamism. Capture the scenic beauty of our own Udaipur and its lakes from the fort and you will once again fall in love with its allure. When the sky gets painted in orange and yellow hue at the time of sunset, then for a minute your eyes won’t blink and the colors won’t leave your mind for a couple of days.


Sajjangarh - By Kumar Veetrag
Sajjangarh – By Kumar Veetrag

Surrounding the fort is a forest blessed with rich flora and fauna. Earlier it was a hunting ground for Maharanas, but later, in 1987, the Forest Department of Government of Rajasthan made it “Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary”. It is a reserve for many wild animals like Chital, Wild boar, Sambar, Panther, Hare, Jackal, Blue Bull, etc. You can also see a wide variety of reptiles and hear the melodious chirps of lovely birds. If you are an adventure freak then you can also trek from Gorilla viewpoint to the Bari Lake where you get another chance to capture the beauty of Aravalli ranges and enjoy the thrill of wildlife diversity of the area.

There is a small perennial source of water, “The Jhar Water Hole”, on the western side of Hill. Numerous Mahua trees encircling it provide an amazing place to sit and enjoy the calmness and placidity of the place. A small temple of Lord Shiva situated close to it adds to its serenity.

If you want to add one more flavor in the weekend, then a drive around FS or a few minutes at its Pal will do the needful. At the end of the day, dinner at a restaurant while recollecting all those moments that left you awestruck will make a perfect ending of a perfect day.

Happyy Weekend Udaipiess..!! 😉 Go crazy with the winds, enjoy to the fullest and stay safe during any adventure… 🙂 Don’t forget to share your happy moments with your UdaipurBlog. 🙂

Sajjangarh Picture - Prateek
Sajjangarh Picture – Prateek