Friday, May 6, 2016


"Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier."

- Albert Schweitzer

Dad's 70th birthday -1/5/16

Flew to Bangalore for just a couple of hours to celebrate dad's 70th birthday (surprise visit) and give him a surprise.


Meeting them after a year or so.
@malleshwaram, Bangalore

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sunday break

Day started at 5am with a cup of coffee

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fp day 2

3of the many fp am using currently.. Parker, lamy (broad nib) and sheaffer.

Writing with a fp is an art which is dying slowly and today is the right time to create an enthusiasm towards it.

To all the fp lovers

Hope u people continue to use the dying art and in the process manage to add some new users /followers.

Happy fp day! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Winter is coming

Room new companion against the winter fight!

Be patient and courteous to your patients.
Be empathetic to them.
And always smile at them which gives them hope and the courage to face the adversary.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015


On medical leave today...
finally got my wisdom tooth extracted yesterday after one week of severe agony/pain and sleepless nights. It was a simple opd procedure under LA here in PGI oral care centre and except for few painkillers now not on any medication.
Almost the whole morning slept and finally when i got up it was past noon. After a quick bath had a short trip to nearby bazaar for  a brunch. Had rajbogh/pasta/vada(vada in Chandigarh!) and returned to room. A day of medical leave over sadly and tomorrow back to my usual 12 hour ICU shift.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

last 72 hours in JIPMER..

done with exams!!
joining DM, pulmonary medicine @pgimer,chandigarh.

monday resigning from jipmer and shifting back to Bangalore for few days before shifting to Chandigarh permanently.

2011-2015 in Jipmer will be the career defining moment/golden phase of my career and life..20 years down the line the day my APs here quote my name and remember me i would feel  proud /accomplished/blessed. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015


"The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism."

- Napoleon Hill

Saturday, June 6, 2015

cleared mcrp-1

Exam was tough but not tough if u "prepare" and go...sound concepts and revision will save you...
I started from Feb ( for may exam) with 9-4job/night shifts ...
started with basic science and then medicine...
Basic -easterbrook basics book
Medicine -only mrcp book u ever need and Karla (reference)....NHS /nice for reference only
Did subject wise first (like neuro then cardio)..then mixed and did everything together...made notes for difficult ones and read before exam date....
Its your exam and its you who shd prepare and go for confident... I repeat again that exam is not tough if u prepare for it
Key s medicine(each paper 60%med) coz many qns in basics also are medicine based ....
Regarding mcqs-did on examination only... could do only half (around 1.5k out of 3k)....and "revised" what I read.. Its always better to read one set of qns many times then many QN banks once ....
In between opds /duties revised from android app (rapid revision mrcp1)
Am a post MD candidate and now going for DM (super speciality) and doing mrcp is my if a post MD with 9-4pm job can make it anyone can.
Exam day -6hrs and 2papers -only 2things will help u- preparation and common sense approach which comes from practice /clinics
So guys plan and work hard and smartly too...
All the best smile emoticon
Dr Pratap upadhya
MD , Dnb , Edarm

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dosing off

Just happened to come across this beauty at a petrol bunk...a real beauty must admit!

Saturday, March 28, 2015


My experiments with black and color photography....

Summer is here...

Monday, February 23, 2015

RIP.. finches...kariya and moti,
passed away recently.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Yum yum

Dinner time and they love their food(hope so). They never complain or whine about it.

Miss her...

Miss her innocence
Miss her smile
Miss her forgiveness
Miss her cute cheeks
Miss her kind eyes
Miss her hug
Miss her kiss
Miss her
Miss her miss her.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Interesting Business


I live and work in a reputable bank in Abu Dhabi. I have an
urgent business which I believe will interest you. Find the
enclose for details.

For any reason you cannot open that attachment, please let
me know so that I can re-send it in the body of the mail,
thank you. Looking forward in hearing from you soon

I wait for your response, Thank you.



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Childhood dream..

One of my childhood dreams always was to own a good binoculars and explore the world I see daily. Last week after a lot of pondering and going through the reviews/videos I finally decided to settle for this one -Olympus 10x50mm dps 1 (through flipkart). for a rookie good enough for birds, nature and a bit of astronomy(moon craters). Though 5k was a bit high, felt that with its longer durability with good optics will last longer compared to other less cheaper ones.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Sunday well spent..
Afternoon food @tantos pizzeria with A followed by some sketchings and exercise.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Als ...

Donate for a noble cause.
Not just taking bath or posting shit things in fb to grab some attention.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Morning dose..

Morning coffees are always refreshing.
@kbs, Pondicherry

Sunday, August 17, 2014

ID-special day

Quite a memorable ID this time for me here in pondy..

Friday, August 15, 2014


Flag hoisting at jipmer today

Saturday, August 9, 2014


These days this is a new trend...
Expressing feelings and wishes through the social media like in this case.
People showing patriotism through what's up.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Madras auto

Crazy buggers...
Autowalas in chennai-just crazy, never follow rules, ask for extra payment....list goes on.


Moves on..