NAG TIBBA TREK

Have you ever asked yourself that “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”
My goal in life is to do whatever is humanely possible and within my power. Why live a monotonous life when there is so much to explore around the globe and so much to experience? Doctors are considered among those who lead a boring and a monotonous life according to people, but I neither deny it nor am I in favor of it. Its true that we have to study more than rest of them but it is upon you how you want to add the fun component into it. For those who are reading my blog for the first time I want to tell you that this blog LIFE OUTSIDE WHITE COAT is all about my fun component in life.
Recently I had planned an all-girls trip with my college buddies to our first trekking experience. My friend suggested that we must go to NAG TIBBA TREK since according to google baba this was the best trek for the beginners. We also planned to city tour Mussoorie and have fun there since all three of us wanted some change from our routine and books.

Day 1:

The day when my first trekking trip would start and this feeling kept me thrilled all along. Our instructor Steven was picked us up from Mussoorie. The trekking was suppose to start from Pantwari village. We were like a group of about 12 people who were travelling together in a tourist traveler van , on our way we saw the Kempty falls. Later in Pantwari village we were joined by rest of our group, now we were a total of 40 people. This was about to be so much fun.
We had to reach our base camp before the sunset since it becomes very difficult once the sun is set. Despite being the slowest among the group we managed to reach the base camp with some difficulties and sufficient time remaining for the sunset. The view from the top was just breath taking and frankly speaking I couldn’t believe my stamina that I did it and was lucky enough to see on of the most beautiful sunset between the mountains.

After the sun was set the bonfire was being prepared and since temperature was dropping continuously, the bonfire was kind of a blessing in that cold. This day was my day of firsts , my first trek, my first camping, my first bonfire, my first all-girls trip, meeting some new people first time and making new friends. The ambience was so pure and soothing with bonfire, soup, songs and friends. We all talked, laughed and just forgot all the worldly issues and were having fun in the moonlight. The day came to an end with the yummy dinner and we were excited for the next day as we have to trek to the highest point of 16000 ft from 10000ft where our camps were.

Day 2:

This day started early as we had to trek 6km more to reach the top. The route was not at all easy one, but wherever there is a little pain, the gain is higher. I was in the front this time with my new friends teasing each other and one thing was same like my other mountain trips that a dog followed us wherever we went, its name was Shera, hahaha LOL. Finally, snow, the child in each and everyone just came out and we had so much fun, but I even took a bad fall but again even falling was fun.
Now its was the time to descend down and slowly we reached our campsite. We were given lunch and my favorite Rajma chawal, it was yummy. The route to come down was different from the one we went up and its was more difficult, exciting and painful too. But finally we reached down with much difficulty, and lots of experience.

This was one of the most exciting adventure tried by me and I really am proud of myself that I tried. I came back with a bag full of memories of such a thrilling experience, fun with my friends and some new friends. I must say that is quite an achievement for me since I am not the one who makes friends easily.
So people must never stop trying things for the First Time.

THAT GUY…

That Guy.
This is all about that guy with whom I fell in love, eventually. There are moments when you think that you are so done with that now and that’s the same moment when The Universe surprises you. I think I had that moment once and I felt it deeply. Not everyone believes in destiny or fate but I am among those who do, that’s quite the opposite of being a doctor’s part coz bring practical is your job. This is what all its about here my life outside the white coat.
So lets talk about my That Guy..
Being a girl I can’t deny that I too fantasies about how My Guy is gonna be like, but then I had the wonderful chance of getting to know a person inside out . Mother nature made it pretty easier for both of us I guess . I met him on a trip to the mountains and would not lie but I have heard about him from a friend earlier but meeting him in person and getting to know him was something kind of a magic, since its quite difficult for a person like me to open up to someone so easily. I still don’t get it what’s with That Guy I can be at my worst and the best both.
That Guy made me so comfortable with him with his the obvious gentlemen’s behaviour, and the best part was that this side of his is with each and every female out there. Not to deny that after becoming friends I had the feeling that I found My Guy from the fantasies , but the fear was to confess my feelings. You love someone that’s very good but the same person loves you back is the best feeling in the world and yeah even That Guy confessed his feelings. We are together since then.
That Guy of mine made me love ME more than I have ever done, became my motivator , and the reason of me turing from a tom boyish to all girly. The best part is I love this change and more I do coz he is the reason behind it. We have met quite a limited number of times but those times help me make through until the next time I get to see and meet That Guy…

Heart aches for Kerala

Travelling is something which helps me purify my soul and let my thoughts dig deep and experience the diversity of mother nature.
Last winter when 2017 was about to bid us farewell I got the opportunity to travel with my family to one of the most beautiful state of INDIA , Kerala. The state which is addressed as God’s own country.

The beauty of the state was so mesmerising that I was just awestruck by it. There were many things that just caught hold of my mind and soul like the hill station Munnar, the most beautiful Tea gardens and last but not the least Alappuzha state.

The kid within me was thrilled, excited and extremely happy since this was going to be the first experience of staying in House Boat and that too in the renowned Backwaters of Kerala. Everything around me felt so pure and peaceful and perfect evening was about to come to an end at the same time I was experiencing the prettiest sunset. Suddenly there was a rise of a photographer within me to capture the perfect sunset . I clicked about 50 to 60 shots to capture the perfect moment and was finally successful. Its hard for me to choose one perfect picture from my Kerala trip because every picture seemed perfect. My personal favourite ones are pretending to ride the boat and a shot in DHALTI HUI SHAAM MAI SOORAJ KI LALIMA KE SATH.

My heart is broken and feeling so sad after hearing about the floods and the destruction caused to the life in the GOD’S OWN COUNTRY. The place which harbours some of my precious travel memories was in trouble due to the act of God. I had to do something so did my part via the Chief minister’s relief fund.
I will pray that Kerala rehabilitates again with more strength , beauty and prosperity.

My Little Black Bag

Travelling is like reading a book about life and for those who don’t travel read only a page of the book. I am really lucky and happy that my life outside white coat is mostly about travelling and eating. Since I have already discussed about my love for food in my previous blog A Big Foodie Doctor, this is all about my love for travelling and exploring new places.
I have travelled to number of places with different companions and it never feels the same, its always different. But one thing which has always been constant during my travelling is my Little Black Bag.
This blog is about what are my travel essentials.
The first and the most important essential is the bag. Hell yeah I am crazy about bags and wallets but not a brand freak. I always look for a bag which is affordable and stylish both at the same time, and that’s something obvious as bags must look amazing in the travel pictures.
Moving ahead to the essentials which keep hiding in my Little Black Bag are a diary and few colored pens, since I just love to share my thoughts and expressing it in my diary is my favourite way of doing it.
Mostly all the girls carry some essentials which I also carry in my bag, they are quite the obvious ones like a hair brush, rubberbands, sunscreen, body lotion, perfume, lipstick and a lip balm . Some additional things that I carry with me are cluthcher, stole, shades and sanitizer. Girls don’t move out without these essentials in their bags.
Being a traveller you got to have some things in your bag and those are a phone or a camera, we can’t miss out on that afterall beautiful memories are need to be captured not just in eyes but also in our camera for the moments

to be cherished forever. A power bank to keep my phone battery going on , earphones speakers to tune into the world with some awesome music and forget about all the worries.
I also have a thing for mints I never forget to take some along with me .
So this is what my Little Black Bag hides in it and helps me out during my journey everytime and to every place I go.Travelling is like reading a book about life and for those who don’t travel read only a page of the book. I am really lucky and happy that my life outside white coat is mostly about travelling and eating. Since I have already discussed about my love for food in my previous blog Big Foodie, this is all about my love for travelling and exploring new places.
I have travelled to number of places with different companions and it never feels the same, its always different. But one thing which has always been constant during my travelling is my Little Black Bag.
This blog is about what are my travel essentials.
The first and the most important essential is the bag. Hell yeah I am crazy about bags and wallets but not a brand freak. I always look for a bag which is affordable and stylish both at the same time, and that’s something obvious as bags must look amazing in the travel pictures.
Moving further ahead to the essentials which keep hiding in my Little Black Bag are a diary and few colored pens, since I just love to share my thoughts and expressing it in my diary is my favourite way of doing it.
Mostly all the girls carry some essentials which I also carry in my bag, they are quite the obvious ones like a hair brush, rubberbands, sunscreen, body lotion, perfume, lipstick and a lip balm . Some additional things that I carry with me are cluthcher, stole, shades and sanitizer. Girls don’t move out without these essentials in their bags.
Being a traveller you got to have some things in your bag and those are a phone or a camera, we can’t miss out on that afterall beautiful memories are need to be captured not just in eyes but also in our camera for the momets to be cherished forever. A power bank to keep my phone battery going on , earphones speakers to tune into the world with some awesome music and forget about all the worries.
I also have a thing for mints I never forget to take some along with me .
So this is what my Little Black Bag hides in it and helps me out during my journey everytime and to every place I go.

Capital of the Heaven on Earth

Day 4: Srinagar : The Summer Capital

This is about the last day of my trip in Heaven on the Earth. This day of mine was pre planned for the city tour and all the sight seeing which included the natural beauty and the temple.

The first spot was the Shankracharya temple, the route to the temple was under strict surveillance by the Indian army dur to Raj Bhawan which was on the same route. The temple was situated on the hill top and had to climb approximately 250 stairs to reach the temple. Thr most beautiful thing was that I could see the entire Srinagar from the top of the hill.

The next stop was the Nishat Garden or also called the Mughal Garden. Frankly speaking I cant even describe the gift of god the natural beauty of Srinagar and its gardens in my words, thats something which I have captured in my eyes and memory forever. My next stop was again a wonderful picnic spot for the locals the Botanical Garden.

The last but not the least stop was the Chashmeshahi , it was again a garden but had something amazing about it and that was the natural spring water. Local people also told that even Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru used to drink this water due to its multiple medicinal advantages.

So concluding my journey I would just like to say that how much the people fight or whatever the media shows on the news , I am not saying its completely wrong but its not completely true also. So for once in a lifetime one must visit Kashmir and experience the HEAVEN by themselves.

Hill top view
Entire city from the hill

GULMARG : Meadow of flowers

Day 3 : GULMARG

Its a new day….and as usual I didn’t want to get up from bed, but still have to coz its time to get ready for Gulmarg…

Its a drive for about one and half hour from Srinagar and weather was pleasant with drizzles. The route from my hotel to gulmarg was via the old city of Srinagar that really looked amazing. There is a 14 km stretch of the roads which is on hills and the view both the sides of the road is so mesmerizing, one side is the valley which has long trees of eucalyptus , devdar , fir and many more and the other side of the roads were hills which were covered by the flowers all over which made it look so beautiful. Really it is the meadow of flowers.

Today again luck was not in my favour, due to continuous rainfall since three days the Gandola ride was closed so had a mini heartbreak. GULMARG doesn’t end here I decided to see all the sightseeing points around and now I realise that it was a good decision.

The highlight of all the view points was the Children’s park with the fish lake in the middle of it and the army headquarters adjoining the park. I met local school girls they all were very cute and pretty.

People say it right if you want to see heaven on earth you need not go to Switzerland, Kashmir is as beautiful and heavenly.

On my way back to Srinagar we took a halt at a shop by the name Kashmir handcrafts they had everything like shawls, pashmina, jacket, carpets, blanket, stoles and many more things handcrafted by the local kashmiris. That was a perfect ending of a perfect day.

TOMORROW is going to be my last day at Srinagar I just hope it is as fantastic as the previous passed days.

KASHMIR : The real heaven in India

View from the room.

Shikara ride in Dal Lake

Day 2: Amarnath yatra

I had the most beautiful and elegant morning , as I opened my eyes its was all green outside with the continuous showers from last night and snow on the mountains. It was so cold here that I just sat in my quilt for another half hour after waking up just staring out of the window.

It was time to get set for the holy pilgrimage AMARNATH. Though the start was not as expected due to adverse weather conditions the Chopper did not fly and the people were stuck midway due to landslide. I was getting disheartened as it was going to be my first Helicopter ride but no one can fight nature’s wish.

So couldn’t go to AMARNATH so heading back to Srinagar. But I must say I am in love with this place. People here are very polite and helpful.

Rain was pouring down continuously. On the way back to Srinagar we took a halt at Delhi Darbar Dhaba for lunch and their preparations were pretty good. Continuing on the road, finally reached Srinagar.

The next destination was the Dal Lake which is the most beautiful and famous spot in Kashmir. The Shikara ride, it was just ultimate experience.

Though today the start was not as expected , but as we say alls well that ends well.

A new day calls for a new beginning. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Trip to the valley of MEADOWS of GOLD: KASHMIR

Day 1 : SONMARG

TRAVELLING… I must say it is like meditation for me the more you do the more you are at mental peace. My journey started from my home in The City of Taj via Yamuna express Highway to Indira Gandhi International Airport by cab. This is the best route for those who want to travel from Agra to Delhi or vice versa. I had my flight from Delhi to Srinagar , one and half hour flight. From Srinagar airport I got into the pre booked cab and enroute to Sonmarg.

The route from airport to Sonmarg was very beautiful. My stop was Hotel Thajawas Glacier. This was at such an amzing location, after seeing its surrounding beauty my eyes were left wide open. People travel to foreign land and appreciate those places I will seriously request those who love to travel must visit KASHMIR for once in life time.

Its totally safe here for those who are afraid of coming here army and local police are doing a lot to keep us safe.

TOMORROW awaits the most religious trip to AMARNATH.

Confessions of a STATIONARY ADDICT

There is something very comfortable in having plenty of STATIONARY “. These words said by Charles Dickens truly express my fondness for the stationary.

Being a student we all have notebooks, pens etc. There is something which makes all the stationary lovers different from others. This blog post is to express the thoughts boggling into the minds of people who have different instincts about stationary.

Normally people go to a shop and ask shopkeeper to give any notebook , they jus buy and leave . Similarly when such a person who is crazy about notebooks, diaries enter the shop is in awe of all the beautiful and pretty things displayed in the appealing way. Stationary shops are a paradise for those who are fond of the stationary items. Even buying notebook becomes so difficult because there are so many options, and it becomes harder seeing one after the other.

I myself being a lover of all the stationary never came out empty handed or with just one thing in my hand. I know this is going to sound a bit crazy but sometimes I feel those cute little objects are calling me and requesting me to take them with me. My love for these objects has grown with my age despite of decreasing.

The biggest difference between a person who is crazy about these and one who is not is that the later person will always buy things when it is required but the one who loves will not buy when in need but whenever she sees something so pretty that catches the eye. I had a collection of diaries, colours, sketches, stickers,etc even now I have them all but it is very hard to decide how to do justice to that cute little thing.

I wish I could have all the pretty and wonderful stationary in the world. Tbe obsession over stationary is not seen buy just the collection of a person but the news feed of the various social networking sites , carts of various shopping sites.

In childhood we all used to have those small erasers which had such good smell and were of different shapes and sizes , we all used to be so happy by those so how can those happy memories become use less as we grow up. Something that made us happy in the past is always priceless. That thing gave us a memory we will cherish whenever we remember our earlt school days.

Colors, pencils , paints and so many more these things always help us to express our views in the most creative way possible. All these things give opportunities even to those who cant express themselves by mode of speech due to some disability. My love for these little things make me respect them more since books are our friends and pen can be used as a sword in today’s era and can lead us to win a battle of life.

Being a Doctor I have a lot to study but whenever I want to refersh my mind I start writing, sketching and these activities calm me down.

Emotional Mess

Hello friends…

Today’s blog is all about EMOTIONS. If you ask a Doctor , what is emotion? The answer would most probably be like “Its is a complex state of feelings that causes physical and psychological changes in a person’s behaviour and personality. ” Since the blog is all about Life Outside White Coat, I would say emotions are those cascade of feelings we feel each and every moment like love , happiness, sadness, guilt, confusion, anger, shyness,jealousy, revenge and its seems endless.

My mind is a mess right now because of these scattered emotions. You didn’t get what I mean , right? So I’ll explain I am extremely happy since I am spending so much time with my parents after the time span of years and 6 months. Simultaneously my I have started missing my college family with whom I was staying for so long day and night together, my friends who were there with me standing by my side in mybad and the best times.

When I look back in time while living in hostel I always missed my mother and the world’s best food which she cooks for me each and every time. Now when I am having the privilege of having all the meals prepared by her, I miss my hostel mess and its boring and monotonous menu of food.

Emotions make us a different personality. I can very well understand this beacuse earlier I used to be a very short tempered person but now when my emotions are somewhat in my control I feel like a better and a new person all over.

I have understood really well that its not only you who has got problems in life, but everyone is dealing with their own, and what makes us a better person is to keep a check on these emotions. The culprit are the hormones…hahaha…no one can control these bitches.

It is a beautiful life, lets just be happy spread laughter and happiness all around, starting from within by being happyin whatever situation we are and with whatever we have because NOTHING YOU WEAR IS AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR SMILE.

A Big Foodie Doctor

Hello to all reading my blog. Today’s blog is all about a doctor whose love for Food is eternal. As you know I am a food blogger too like I mentioned in my previous blog. For those who could not read it follow my food journey on instagram @wanderlustandbinge

When in WHITE COAT a doctor barely gets the chance of having a satisfying meal, so I just depend upon some quick bites such as chocolates, biscuits and dry fruits like almonds and walnuts. I always carry something to munch during the work hours .

My extravagant food journey begins as I step outside my white coat. One thing my friends say about me is that “She is the person who never says NO to FOOD”. Hahaha that is really true about me. I love going out with my close friends to eat and I am always looking for something new which I have never tried before. My favourite cuisine is Chinese or I should rather say that Chinese food drives my taste buds crazy. Apart from Chinese my other favourite is Indian cuisine and that too spicy food because being from AGRA it kind of becomes mandatory to fall in love with spices and not to forget the best street food. Talking about street food I am a die hard fan of Gol Gappas and Bhalles with mint chutney.

I lived in Indore for my MBBS and that city too was a food hub with many amazing venues I can’t even describe in words. Sarafa bazaar and Chappan dukan are the highlights.

I just want to say something to all my fellow doctors and to those who put their blood and sweat in their profession that…. Friends we work so hard to earn money so that we can live happily and eat satisfactorily and if these conditions are only not fulfilled then what is the use of doing it.

Just a humble request kindly take some time our from your busy schedule to have a proper meal because its not just about EAT TO LIVE instead enjoy your life and LIVE TO EAT like I do.

My First Blog

Medicine has literally matured me as a person because being a doctor , I am obviously dealing with life and death issues…if one can handle that she can handle anything in life.

A very warm welcome to all the beautiful souls reading my blog. I have decided to share some of my moments of life, my daily thoughts on various issues and topics. I am basically here to break the myth that DOCTORS are just the BOOKWORMS.

So first let me introduce myself to you all. I am Shreya Gupta, a 24 yr old doctor , full of life and a big foodie and a food blogger too. Those who want to be a part of my delicious journey can follow me on instagram @wanderlustandbinge . I am a citizen of the most beautiful and diverse country INDIA and residing in the City of TAJ.

Life Outside White Coat portrays the life of a doctor outside their favourite attire the WHITE COAT.

A Journey which is apart from books, hospital and patients. I would like you all to hop on this crazy ride and have fun reading it that how doctors can be two sides of the coin, one side is sincere and hardworking and the other side is fun loving, crazy and creative.

Read my next blog and do reply me with your comments if you liked the introduction of my blog .

Stay happy and crazy…