The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur

When I come across people of Udaipur, I come to know that the city is too huge to explore and extends deeply in a dark background having a variety of communities that once fostered in the arms of the city; deeper than we can perceive. One such community is ‘Ranchi’ that claims to be a community of the Darbar.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
A man of the Ranchi Community cutting bamboos into usable size

The reason why they caught hold of my attention was their incredible art. Amidst the hustle bustle of the old parts of the city, inside the ‘Mandi’ of Delhi-gate resides and works this community of people who make a living by their ancestral business of making bamboo baskets. This group of people have around 5-6 shops on the ground floor of their houses and run their ‘business’ from home.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
Can you spot me making/weaving a basket with them? 🙂

Parking my vehicle, I came towards a group of ladies sitting on the dirty ground, both ripened women and adolescent girls, who were rigorously making baskets by cutting and peeling bamboo barks. Spotting a camera they went a bit apprehensive and asked, “आप नगरपालिका से हो क्या? हमें यहाँ से हटवाना चाहते हो?” Explaining them generously why I came there brought them at ease.

And then I came to know how kind and friendly these ladies were! They asked me to sit on the ground with them and weave a basket. The girls and their mothers were excited and weren’t much shy of the camera.

How These Baskets Are Made:

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
Bamboos stuffed and stacked in the window of their house

24 feet long bamboos are procured from Assam. The cost of per bamboo is about 200 rupees and one bamboo can be made into only 5-7 baskets of moderate size.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
A woman of the Ranchi community slicing bamboos

Peeling the bamboo and taking out thin and long wafers is the first step. Cutting them to a size that can be used for making a basket (Tokri) is their step two.

After that, these pieces are given to another woman whose work is of making the basket. This is done firstly, by arranging 12 straight pieces to make a circle and then wrapping around thin, long, a bit elastic bamboo peels to give it a shape of a basket.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
Arranging 12 straight pieces to make a circle

Each step of making a basket, from taking out the bamboo till the finished product, is carried out by different women of the community.

The Plight of the Ranchi Community:

Running into a conversation while weaving a basket, I came across their plight.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
A basket being completed

Once these baskets were used to store fruits, ‘Chappati’, ‘Poori’ and all kinds of Indian bread but today with advancement, usage of plastic and other fiber utensils (boxes), their bamboo baskets are suffering a downfall.

These baskets are also used in taking ‘Prasad’ for the deity Shree Nath Ji. Also, these baskets are used in taking various marriage-related offerings such as fruits, dry fruits and much more.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
A hopeful smile

They sell these for Rs. 10 a basic basket and goes up to a maximum of Rs. 100, depending on the size. Men women both work together to achieve a living through making these baskets.

So probably you can estimate their monthly remuneration.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
stacks of baskets made from bamboo

Their max earning is in the wedding season when people, due to tradition, buy these ‘Tokri’. Another is when people buy it for offerings made to their deity as mentioned above.

Apart from these they also sell wood curtains, baskets with lid, mats, broomsticks etc.

What are we doing?

The concern is that this community and its art of making baskets are becoming extinct. Soon they won’t be having a mode of income and hence might opt out of this and look for something more lucrative.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
The enthusiastic face of a woman accomplishing her task

It is not just this art or work that is meeting its end; there are so many things around us that are under the dust of ignorance.

Storing your food probably fruits in these baskets would give a kick to their dying business as well as prove a bit environment-friendly. The material used is bamboo, which is obviously eco-friendly. Disposing of these can also be easy as bamboo is a bio-degradable substance. If not helping the community, we can help ourselves and our environment by simply using these.

Well, did you get the point? All lies in the fact of ‘helping each other’ and maintaining a mutual harmony. While buying baskets will help them survive, keeping these will help our environment.

The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur
The Bamboo Basket Makers of Udaipur

Have you got a basket yet?

Photos by: Siddharth Nagar


पराठों की दुनिया में आपका स्वागत है!

द ललित लक्ष्मी विलास, उदयपुर में 11-20 अगस्त तक फ़ूड फेस्टिवल चलेगा । इस दौरान लक्ष्मी विलास, उदयपुर आपके लिए लेकर आया है 10 तरह के पराठे । इस मानसून में अगर आप पराठा खाना चाहते है तो आपको कहीं इधर-उधर जाने की ज़रूरत नहीं है । इन 10 दिनों में आपको 10 अगल-अलग तरह के पराठो की वैरायटी मिलेगी वो भी रॉयल व्यू के साथ ।

फ़ूड फेस्टिवल ‘पराठा जंक्शन’ 11 अगस्त से 20 अगस्त तक चलेगा ।

कुछ चुनिन्दा पराठो के नाम इस प्रकार है : डबल डेकोर पराठा, ये आपको चीज़ स्टफिंग के साथ मिलेगा । इसके आलावा बीटरूट पराठा, चायनीज़ लिफ़ाफा पराठा, चिकन कीमा पराठा, मेवा पराठा और भी बहुत कुछ ।

जब हमने हेड शेफ़ सुदर्शन से इस आईडिया की बात करी तो उन्होंने अपने ही शब्दों में इसके पीछे की कहानी बयां कर दी,

“ जब मैं दिल्ली में था तब सुबह उठते ही पराठा और लस्सी चाहिए होती थी, उसके बाद ही पुरे दिन के काम के लिए घर से बाहर निकलता था । मैं उदयपुर आया तो देखा, यहाँ पर्टिकुलर पराठो के लिए कोई अच्छी जगह नहीं है । बस तभी ये सोच लिया था, उदयपुर को तरह-तरह के पराठे खिलाऊंगा ।”

अगर आप पंजाबी खाने का लुफ़्त राजस्थानी तौर-तरीकों से लेना चाहते है तो पराठा जंक्शन आप ही के लिए है ।

मानसून, फतेहसागर, राजस्थानी मेहमान-नवाज़ी और पंजाबी टेस्ट, इससे बेहतर क्या कॉम्बिनेशन मिलेगा ।



पराठा जंक्शन, फ़ूड फेस्टिवल :

Date : 11-20 अगस्त

Time : लंच 12:30 – 3pm | डिनर 7:00pm-10:30pm

Venue : पद्मिनी, द ललित लक्ष्मी विलास

Cost : Veg – 499 rs | Non-Veg –  599 rs (GST के साथ)


The Street Art in Udaipur

Rajasthan is distinguished for its famous style of paintings which include murals and miniature paintings. The wall murals found in Udaipur are truly marvelous- from graffiti to traditional- everything can be found on the street walls of the city. Palaces, Havelis, streets, buildings, all are covered with these amazing arts. Multitudes of murals greet you, and many of them vary from being painted recently, to those which are quite old found within the beautiful interiors of the palaces, temples, etc.

These exquisite murals found adorning the walls of the city are a thing to watch.  Well, these are specifically found in the ‘Old-City’ of Udaipur. Some are modern arts made by the travelers who come to Udaipur while some of them are made by the city dwellers. Many of them are also made under the ‘Beautification’ process of the city.

Know about the Street Art in Udaipur:

The Traditional Rajputana Art: The Decorative Wall Paintings

Ever thought why these elephants, men, and women are made on our streets? Just to look beautiful? No, there is also some significance behind the traditional art form.

There are a plethora of Rajputana paintings in which a common theme is found throughout. Rajputana artwork is a great manipulation of space. The insertion of fuller spaces is meant to emphasize the lack of boundaries and inseparability of characters and landscapes. In this way, the individuality of physical characters is almost rejected, allowing both the portrayed backgrounds and human figurines to be equally vivid.street art in udaipur

In ancient times Mewar rulers wanted paintings and wall murals to portray their determination, establishing their heritage. Hence, paintings were often indicative of a king’s legacy or their changes made to better the society.

As a mark of beautification, whether during festivals or marriage ceremonies or simply otherwise, these paintings are done on the outside walls of houses and buildings. They display colorful and elaborate portraits of men, women, elephants, horses, riders and deities.street art in udaipur

Both recent and historical paintings can be seen on the walls of the city. Walking down narrow streets of Udaipur’s old city is alike wandering in an art gallery. Whitewashed house walls make canvases for local and foreign artists, who draw cows and elephants, or princely men and women with beautiful clothes or something totally different like some graffiti or abstract art. Most often, the traditional paintings adorn the entrances of houses. They are believed to create a harmonious ambiance, to seek spiritual guidance and cut off evil. Many are decorated with tiny mirrors or mosaic.street art in udaipur


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street art in udaipur


Embellishing the Walls of Udaipur: The Modern Street Art

While there are plenty of traditional arts on the streets of Udaipur, the old city is also decorated by modern arts like graffiti by foreign travelers who come here from various parts of the world and leave a mark on the City. Some of them are quotations written on the walls of restaurants while some are typical abstract art that is very alluring to watch.

street art in udaipur
The Painted Peacock Project

One of the wall mural, somewhere near the Chandpol Bridge is the most famous in the city. It was made by 4-5 women artist from New Zealand. The women came here under a special task The Painted Peacock Project, a trip that aimed at sharing knowledge with local children in need and teaching them the art of stenciling, painting and jewelry making.

A lot of people do not know this fact that the painting was initially made by a stencil and then faired out. Interesting!!!

For people who are missing out on what Graffiti is, these are writings or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted on a wall or other surface, often within public view.

Another quite famous wall painting is at Ambrai Ghat, made by Action Udaipur under the beautification process, making the worn out walls of Udaipur beautiful and worth staring! No doubt the mural at Ambrai is remarkable; the use of bright colors on a pale peach wall embosses the painting. The grandness of the Action Udaipur wall mural is mesmeric and entices a lot of people to click.

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Action Udaipur Wall Art at Ambrai Ghat

A huge art at the Zostel is one that can mesmerize any onlooker. These murals are timeless marks on the walls that represent diverse culture and inhabitance on the globe. These have also become a spot for unmatched photos and selfies for the localities and tourists.street art in udaipur

The streets of Udaipur are ornamented with unparalleled art that is admired by many residents and tourists as well. Indeed all such arts and elements of beauty attract a lot of tourism to our city.

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street art in udaipur


street art in udaipur


street art in udaipur


street art in udaipur


street art in udaipur

I have listed down some of them, which I loved the most. Try to guess the locations of these by seeing the pictures, if you can. Also, tell me if I have missed any significant wall art anywhere in the city by mentioning the location in the comments below.


Photos By: Siddharth Nagar


[Video] Le Tone – In The Lake Of Udaipur Song

An Awesome Creative Video and Song By a French Artist Le Tone – To Know More About them Visit: WikiPedia Link

Le TOne UdaipurBlog

The Video Song: (In The Lake Of Udaipur)

The Making Of The Video Song:

We would like to Thanks Le Tone for this Marvelous Video Song For Our Beautiful City of Lakes – Udaipur.

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Places to Visit

Definitely – Venice of the East

Udaipur – the city of  lakes and the Venice of the East is definitely a feast to the eyes,especially after the monsoons . That is the time when it looks lush green and the glossy greenery adds up to the beauty . It is one of the most sought after destinations both for the domestic and the foreign tourists. This year we had a good share of rains and the lakes got filled to the brim . The onlookers were filled with pleasure .  After sunset, the rippling water with the moving reflections of the lights was a scene worth watching and one could go on gazing and inhaling the beauty for hours on end. The drive around Fatehsagar lake is awesome and Pichola lake is equally mesmirising.
A chunk of the Aravalli hills is in Udaipur and this is an add on to the charm of this small homely city. The sudden rise and fall of hills takes one by surprise at times.But ofcourse the surprise is a pleasant one.In no time one gets used to the place and one can move around without any hassles.
It has numerous gorgeous hotels which were originally palaces. The echo of the gallant and chivalrous tales of the Maharajas who once trod on this soil  greet our ears even today. The charisma of these palaces is breath-taking . The visitors are stunned and what they see with their own eyes becomes incredible. Its a city which one must have on one’s holiday list. If you have not made it to this place so far, then what are you waiting for ? Just book a ticket and be there and have the lovely experience.

An Article By: Ms. Suman (Educationist)

Events Photos

LakeCity Carnival Rocked Everyone

Lakecity Carnival

10th October 2010 (10.10.10):  a remarkable date once in many years & also a significant day in the history of Lakecity !! Now if u’ll ask why ?? Then I’ll be glad and at the same time surprised to tell u that it was the first time that Udaipur had a Carnival !!! Oh sorry, not just a carnival a Huge Carnival yeah !! Hope everyone will be Familiar with the Carnival that occurred yesterday in the city for the very first time. Truly, if you missed the carnival then you actually missed something really magnificent and breathtaking !!! oh it was so astonishing to watch, the whole city celebrating the joy of god’s grace of greenery, overflowing lakes and promising the increase in No. of tourists with hundreds of ingeniously designed floats representing science, art, culture, dance, drama, music, television, sports, history, heritage, statehood, nationality, folklore, custom, traditions and various other aspects of life with heart exhilarating fireworks and thousands of audience!!!! Really marvelous

So the entire thing started at 5.00 p.m evening, Town hall. Crowd in Thousands searching for joy & entertainment, waiting for the first ever carnival to narrate a mesmerizing history forever. The moment just came and finally Mr. and Mrs. Gattani (head of Oriental Palace Resorts & main sponsor’s of the carnival) revealed the flag and all started!!! Fun and entertainment unlimited…

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The crowd in thousand’s kept moving on and on to almost half of the city celebrating the merriment with full enthusiasm and zeal. Everyone lost in fun and entertainment of various unique performances by different groups representing their floats, dancing, singing and bustling with full security, moving towards the final destination to The Heart of Udaipur, none other than The Fatehsagar Lake. A stage set up and final performance segment was deliberated at the pall of Fatehsagar Lake for the audience who were unable to watch the performances all the way. Every performance was devotedly observed by the honorable judges and guests Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar (HRH group), Mr. Hemant Gera (collector, city Udaipur),T.L Meena (I.G , Udaipur ), Mrs. Rajni Dangi ( Unit head, Nagar Parishad), Mr. Rajeev Sharma (Lic head, Udaipur), Mr. K.G Gattani (head, Oriental Resorts), Mr. V.S shekhawat (Unit head, Dainik Bhaskar Udaipur) and many other renowned personalities from Udaipur & outside For awarding the prizes. Winners will be announced in Dainik Bhaskar’s 12th October Edition & on Facebook page of Udaipurblog.

Some of the most entertaining and interesting performances were prepared by West Zone Culture, Narayan Seva Sansthan ,Diva’s group, Girish & Party, Susheel Parihar & Party (Badmer), Matrix Dance Academy , CPS School, Dolphin Recreation, Pacific College, Vishveshvarya college, Sunrise Group of colleges and St. Paul’s school etc.

Being the Online supporter of the Lakecity Carnival we wanna thank Everyone Organizers ( Dainik Bhaskar & Oriental Resorts specially) , Performers , Sponsors , Creative team, Udaipur administration, Security Team, Police, other supporters last but not the least audience and every Udaipur Citizen for making the Event Successful…

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Photos Clicked By Rishabh Jain


Tarachand Ji
Photos Clicked By Tarachand Ji

Here are some of the exclusive photos of Lakecity Carnival by Udaipurblog Shot By TaraChand Ji & Rishabh Jain:

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Lake Fatehsagar Overflows 2010

The Much Awaited Movement of This Year or Maybe called as the wait of Past 4 Years Just took Place Today 🙂

Yeaahhh…!!! FatehSagar Lake(FS) Overflowed today with a Good Rain in Udaipur and Nearby Catchment Areas From Past Few Weeks..

It was A Cloudy Day this Morning and Was Expected day for an Overflow of FatehSagar and Around 1.00 pm Today The Gates of FatehSagar were opened 1 Inch.

UdaipurBlog Team Congrats All Udaipur Lovers and UdaipurBlog Readers.. May This Rainfall Last For More Time and Overflow Continues 🙂 😀

Here Are Some Pictures UdaipurBlog Recieved By Its Readers Enjoy 🙂

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Fatesagar Overflows 2010

FatehSagar Overflows

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Thanks to Archit Kataria, Monika Jain and For the Clicks 🙂

Also Check : Facebook Album of Hitesh Chordia

Here are 2 Videos Clicked By Me Today :

We will Keep Uploading the Photos of Your Loved Lake Now and Then 🙂 😀 Enjoy .. Udaipur Rocks

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Once Again FLU(s) Knock Our Udaipur

swine flu udaipur

Seems like the CLOUDS OF BAD DAYS are back for OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY. Feels a little strange no?? So what u think that can be?? Exactly, as the HEADING INDICATES it’s the RETURN OF FLU(s) (aka influenza). It’s a year back story, bloody swine better known as SWINE FLU (H1N1Virus) ruined thousands of lives all over the COUNTRY including our city UDAIPUR. And the BAD NEWS is IT’S BACK!! ya, u heard that RIGHT it is back, but this time the much dreadful news is with SWINE FLU there are TWO more FLU’S in the CITY and these are EYE FLU(aka conjunctivitis and pink eye) and BIRD FLU. Although BIRD FLU is not much spread in the city premises but can be seen in areas nearby UDAIPUR, so resting on tenterhooks (looking positively) we will discuss the details shortly (when required) with an UPDATE. This time our old adversary SWINE FLU is accompanied by two other deteriorating infectious diseases EYE FLU and BIRD FLU.

Everyone might have heard about the RAPID INCREASE in CASES of these EVIL diseases. This time again SWINE FLU is on its imperiling heights. One can easily see many SEVERE cases of SWINE FLU round the city.

According to a well known newspaper on September 3, 2010

(Dainik Bhaskar):
164 patients in the district so far are tested. Of these 4 patients died, 57 are confirmed and the screening is still going on. APPROXIMATELY 30 teams have been declared by the government for screening purposes all over Udaipur. These teams are screening in different 56 wards (city division in blocks).

As the name indicates FLU (aka influenza) are highly infectious diseases that cause fever, chills, cough, body aches, headaches, and sometimes ear aches and even sinus problems etc. The flu is caused by the influenza VIRUS (small infectious agent). As my personal experience most of the people suffering from these infectious diseases comes under the age group of 13-35 i.e. the YOUTH. My request to the YOUTH through this article is, please go through it and learn the basic contents of these diseases. Ponder the context and instructions for the betterment of yourself and the people nearby you. So Let me explain you briefly about the CAUSE(s), SYMPTOMS, PRECAUTIONS and TREATMENT (RECOMMENDED by a DOCTOR) of these infectious diseases briefly.

Let me firstly start with the most vulnerable and known disease nowadays:

Swine FLu Udaipur


ORIGIN (source/cause): Particularly it is a disease of pigs. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by one of many Influenza A viruses. Most commonly, swine flu is of the H1N1 influenza subtype. However, they can sometimes come from the other types, such as H1N2, H3N1, and H3N2. The current outbreak of swine flu that has infected humans is of the H1N1 type. Basically Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans causes the disease. Transmission either takes place from contact with infected pigs (most common way) and from contact with infected humans (much less common way).


They are similar to those of regular flu, and include:

  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • fever (Temperature)
  • Tiredness (fatigue)
  • Diarrhea (less common)
  • Vomiting (less common) etc.


  • Wash your hands regularly with soap,
  • Try to stay healthy,
  • Get plenty of sleep,
  • Do plenty of exercise,
  • Try to manage your stress ,
  • Drink plenty of liquids ,
  • Eat a well balanced diet,
  • Refrain from touching surfaces which may have the virus ,
  • Do not get close to people who are sick Stay away from crowded areas if there is a swine flu outbreak in your area etc.



Let me provide you a little FACTUAL INFORMATION about treatment of SWINEFLU ::
[There are drugs and vaccines around, that can effectively treat swine flu infection in humans (and many types of flu infections in humans). There are two main types: adamantanes (amantadine and remantadine) and inhibitors of influenza neuraminidase (oseltamivir and zanamivir). Beside drugs, supportive care at home or in hospital, focuses on controlling fevers, relieving pain and maintaining fluid balance, as well as identifying and treating any secondary infections or other medical problems can also be helpful.]

DON”T WORRY:: the majority of people infected with the virus make a full recovery if reported at the right time so BE AWARE and TAKE CARE !!


These days next to SWINE FLU the second most infectious ailment in the city is EYEFLU. One can easily see people suffering from EYEFLU (aka conjunctivitis and pink eye) in the city without much care for them and the other people. Even some of them are unaware to the INCONCIEVABLE

So now let’s discuss about the second most infectious ailment in the city i.e.

Eye Flu Udaipur


ORIGIN (source/cause): The infection occurring in the conjunctiva (that lines the eyelid is called conjunctivitis) mostly occurs due to an allergic reaction or an infection. The inflammation that results from it causes swelling of the small blood vessels, which, in turn, gives a pink or red cast to the white portion of the eyes. It’s a highly contagious disease. It can spread from one person to other through direct contact.

Some of the MAIN CAUSES OF EYE FLU are:

  • Direct contact with an infected person,
  • Overcrowding,
  • Unhygienic surroundings,
  • Eyestrain,
  • Bacteria,
  • Virus,
  • Irritating substance or material in the eyes,
  • Allergies,
  • Environmental factors, such as smoke, dust, or pollen and


  • Eyes turn reddish,
  • Itching in the eyes ,
  • Watery secretion from the eyes ,
  • Pus formation in the eyes ,
  • Redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid ,
  • Increased amount of tears ,
  • Thick yellow discharge from the eyes, which crusts over the eyelashes, especially after sleep,
  • Green or white discharge from the eye ,
  • Burning eyes,
  • Blurred vision ,
  • Increased sensitivity to light and Inflamed eyes etc.


  • Do not share towels, handkerchiefs, linen, pillows, sunglasses (etc),
  • Avoid shaking hands on physical contact with an infected person,
  • Patients should wear dark glasses,
  • Wash eyes and hands frequently,
  • Medicines are ineffective if it is due to a viral infection and
  • Consult your doctor and use medicines under his supervision etc.



Let me provide you a little FACTUAL INFORMATION about treatment of EYEFLU::

[Its medication can be a mix of prescribed and over the counter medicines. For bacterial infections doctors generally prescribe antibiotics to attack the bacteria. The medication can be delivered in varieties like eye drops or ointments that are applied to the eyes for a few days. Pink eye (eye flu) caused by allergies can be solved with allergy eye drops like Patanol. Patanol is one solution that has been proven to be effective in preventing pink eye caused by allergies with just 2 drops a day. It is safe according to the manufacturer for kids over the age of three. Other medication with antihistamines Recommended by a professional, can include anything from liquid to pill state. (Also, for relieving discharge, warm compresses are great for removing the sticky residue as well as the crusty, dried portions around the eyes).]

As mentioned above, at present we are not discussing BIRD FLU as there are no heard cases about the disease in the CITY. An UPDATE about the details of BIRD FLU will be soon posted if required.

This was all about FLU(s)…

In MY OPINION, A little AWARENESS and CARE can be helpful and safeguard you from these life threatening diseases. So live AWARE and ALERT!!!


Note: Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional.

Update (September 19, 2010):


The number of flu cases in Udaipur continues to rise at an alarming pace, so far with increasing number of deaths (due to Swine flu) from different parts of city 2 more died on September 17, including a 8 month pregnant women. All deaths have been reported in less than a month – from September 2 to 19. More or less  Eye Flu has also been spread to whole Udaipur.

According to a well known newspaper (Dainik Bhaskar) On September 19, 2010 a Total of 123 patients had been confirmed swine Flu positive in city MB Hospital while astonishingly12,000 Eye Flu drops are being sold daily in the city.

With rapid increase of these diseases in the city, we got some shocking news from our source(s) regarding the unavailability of certain recommended conveniences for the patients in the Swine Flu ward of MB Hospital like Fumigation and to provide defending mask(s) for the relatives of the patients. Fumigation is a process in which disinfectant is spread in the form of smoke and vapors to disinfect the surroundings from microorganisms so that the well beings approaching the surroundings does not get affected from the disease(s). Fumigation has been weekly recommended in the Swine Flu labs and wards but is being completely neglected in MB Hospital.

Defending mask(s) are also crucially important for safety of well beings, still the hospital administration is not intriguing all these steps seriously which will consequently lead to severe increase in spread of  such diseases.

We again request everyone to adopt precautionary measures like washing hands frequently and avoiding contact with persons having flu like symptoms. For more info read Precautions suggested above in the article for prevention from these diseases.

Be Aware & Take Care!!!

Udaipur Speaks

Power Consumption in Udaipur

“And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.”
Spike Milligan


These days temperature of Udaipur is on its crest. Due to heavy summer and immense construction work the call for of electricity has increased by 20 %. This year in the month of April the consumption of power was recorded to be 17.47 lakh unit while this data was at 14.58 lakh unit last year in the same month. There is an increase of 86.74 lakh unit in the five G.S.S of 132 KV and Debari 220 KV G.S.S. in the month of March. In march, 2009 the city was provided with power of 437.18 lakh unit whereas in this year 524.18 lakh unit electrical energy was provided in the month of march. Like this there is an increment of about 19.83 % per month in the utilization of power in the city.

Increase in consumption of energy in the month of March:

G.S.S Lakh unit
132 KV reliance 28.16
132 KV Eklinggarh 185.72
132 KV Sukher 71.71
132 KV Pratapnagar 113.73
132 KV Sisarma 96.56
220 KV Debari 93.1

Current utilization of electrical energy per day is 17.47 lakh unit.

Per day utilization last in 2009 was 14.58. lakh unit.

This year in March there is an increase of 2.89 lakh unit burning up of power per day.

The total ability of 132 KV and 220 KV GSS 575 MV. Techinacally udaipur is able to produce such a large amount of electricity till 2020.

As per the above data we can see that as the time pass need of energy increases, but we don’t have sufficient resource to cope up with the amount of power consumed. So we are desperate need to conserve electricity. Following are some ways to conserve electricity.


Cut down on your cooling bill

  • Adjust your air conditioner thermostat to 75 degrees.
  • Use portable fans and ceiling fans to circulate air.
  • Open your windows early in the morning to let cool air in the shut them later in the day when the temperature begins to go up.
  • Close your blinds and curtains in the afternoon to cut back on the amount of sunlight that heats up your home.
  • Use microwaves or fix cold meals on hot days to keep your appliances from warming up your home.
  • Hang your laundry on a clothesline to avoid warming up your home with a clothes dryer.
  • Run your dishwasher, clothes dryer, etc. in the evening when it’s cooler.
  • Plant deciduous trees (trees that have leaves that fall off in autumn) in your yard to provide shade during the summer to cool your home and yard.

Cut down on your heating bill

  • Set your heater’s thermostat to 65 degrees during the day.
  • Set your heater’s thermostat to 55 degrees during the night.
  • Wear extra layers of clothing to keep you warm in cool weather.
  • Open your curtains and blinds during the day to let light in to heat up your home.
  • Close your curtains and blinds as soon as the sun begins to set to keep heat from escaping through the windows.
  • Cook hot meals so your oven and stove can help heat up your home.
  • Plant deciduous trees (trees that have leaves that fall off in autumn) in your yard so that their leaves won’t block the sunlight in winter.
  • Replace your heating system filters every three months.


Cut down your lighting bill

  • Use compact florescent bulbs.  They use less energy and last longer.
  • Turn your lights off whenever you leave the room.
  • Use task lighting instead of lighting up the whole room.
  • Use a dimmer switch or candles for a romantic evening.
  • Use lower watt light bulbs.
  • Use a desk light or lamp on your end table instead of lighting up the whole room.
  • Use exterior security lights with motion sensors instead of leaving your porch light on.
  • Use window treatments that let in lots of light.
  • Install skylights if you can afford it.

Save electricity in your kitchen

  • Use microwaves or fix cold meals to cut back on using electric stoves or ovens.
  • Set your refrigerator thermostat to 40 degrees and use a thermometer to verify that the temperature is correct.
  • Keep your refrigerator door closed as much as possible (keep food in the same place so you won’t have to hunt for it with the door open).
  • Set your freezer thermostat to 5 degrees and use a thermometer to verify that the temperature is correct.
  • Keep your freezer full.  Cold foods keep each other cool.
  • Defrost your freezer before ice builds up to 1/4 inch.
  • Buy EnergyStar compliant refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, microwave ovens, stoves, ovens, etc.  They use less electricity.
  • Run your dishwasher wish a full load.

Conserving energy will help us protect our air, water, soil, wildlife, and pocketbook, so try your best to conserve energy.