Hi !I am Ishita Tenjerla .An 18 year old blogger who loves writing and photography.
Photography and writing are a passion that I hope to turn into a career someday.
I am always open to learning and ready to take on challenges
I have a skill for planning and creative writing.
In photography –Food,nature,candid,still life,wildlife,travel are some of my areas of interest.
I am an avid reader and I love reading fiction,murder mystery and thriller.
Ever feel guilty of not having accomplished anything
Although it is only 6 pm
And you just finished 7 out of 10 things on your to do list
and you have a sprained wrist
and you just came home from running a marathon
If this kinda sounds like you ,then You have the case of Productivity guilt.
WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY GUILT ?
You are the kind of person that wants to get a million things accomplished in a day and will try to do so .But if you just sat down to relax for an hour ,you feel very guilty about doing so.So guilty that you start self hating.
The key word here is wasted
Any time spent not doing work that you have planned or in your terms work that is labelled as ‘ PRODUCTIVE ‘is time wasted.Giving you the case of productivity guilt .Where you become very self critical of yourself for not doing enough.
There is always a little voice in the back of your head that says you are not doing enough and you will end up regretting not utilizing this time.
You tend to forget all the other tasks or goals you have accomplished and focus on the ones left .
It does have an upside though.
Productivity guilt ridden people are almost like productivity machines.they work harder,do well in life and always have a clear list of goals.
As I am writing this blog I have a to do list that is running in my head
Workout,read 10 pages of book,finish school project ,write blogs more often e ,mediate ,finish painting ,finish psychology chapter ,print research papers,call grandma ,
And the list NEVER ends
WHY DOES IT HAPPEN ?
This is usually brought upon due to the fear of failure or because you are an over ambitious person.Or both
Or it is because you have been brainwashed by productivity gurus that say that you’re wasting the most productive time of your life by not waking up at 4 am
You have this constant need of people assuring you that you are doing more than enough
Or if your mom walks into the room and asks how you have so much free time left (although everything is done )
Because all four ring true for me
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT
Carry a little of your work with you. Start using half your free time to do your work and the other half to just have fun.
Do not WRITE your list of things to do for that day but menatlly remember it .out of sight out of mind.
Another trick that works well for me.Go find a friend or family member and recite all the lists of tasks you have done for the day in detail.You will then be self convinced that you have done enough.
Just remember that you are ALWAYS doing enough even when you don’t feel so.Every human being has a point where a burnout is reached. Just soak in the moment.
Hyderabad ,among the blistering heat ,this heritage rich city has a very colorful history.Famous for its monuments and tourists spots.Lets take a dive.
DAY 1:Birla museum, Birla planetarium, Birla temple
Day 2 :Shilparamam Hitech city
Day 3 :Ram Krishna Matt
Day 4 :Ramoji film city
Day 5:Hussain sagar lake, Necklace road,Osmania university
Day 6 :Charminar, Badhichowdi (Koti)
3 English show timings-11:30 am,4 PM and 6 PM.
Ticket cost-rs 100
Ticket includes a planetarium show and a 3D universe show. Each show lasts for about 40 minutes
Mobile phones are to be strictly turned off.
DETAILS:The planetarium show is very engaging. It has a good use of pictures and provides a wide range of information to those who seek it.We learn all about the different planets and all their specialities. Very informative for students and adults alike.
BM BIRLA ART GALLERY
Timings -10:30 am to 8 PM
This art gallery has works of many famous artists of India.It showcases the rich culture of Hyderabad.
Radha Krishna by Jamini Roy
Gossip by Amitabh Banerjee
On the swing -Paritosh Sen
The Birla temple is made entirely of white marble.It has beautiful inscriptions and carvings .It wonderfully describes scenes from the Mahabharata. The entire ‘darshan’ takes no more than 30 minutes.after which you can buy religious and spiritual books and food outside.
People typically spend 2 to 3.5 hrs here
3 major sections are present
Science section, Dinosaurium, Archeology and dolls museum
SHILPARAMAM HITECH CITY
One will at least spend 3 to 4 hours here.
The place shuts down around 8:30 pm
Transport: There is a metro every 7 minutes
Get your shopping shoes on cause this is one stop for all. Stalls selling various items line the entire place.
Brass ornaments, vases, clocks, dresses, shoes , jewellery, bedsheets, decor items, baskets, jute crafts, decorated bottles, glass figurines, bags, wind chimes, wood crafts, skirts, tops, belts, keychains, purses, scarves and even gramophones are just some items that I happened to notice!
RAM KRISHNA MATH
There is a Vivekanand institute of languages where people of ages above 18 can come and learn English, French, German and much more.
An information walk is present which allows you to study the history of the entire place.
There are many book houses offering titles on meditation, life lessons, self help guides etc
The area is very lush and green. One can sit in peace and meditate in the main sanctum.
Translating to 4 minarets ,it is made of pure white marble,it is the symbol of Hyderabad. Notice the beautiful carvings on its minarets.
Charminar is not open on Fridays .
The Charminar bazaar is in full swing. Dresses, earrings, necklaces, bags, toys and many more. Find jewellery and knicks knacks are special to this part of the city.
Revisit your childhood memories buy buying a glass bottle of lemon soda with the small cute marble inside,Which I am pretty sure you have tried to take out countless times.
Laad bazaar is just another extension on the charminar Street. jewellery shops are galore here.
Clothes ,books,tops,skirts,jackets,belts,artefacts,souvenirs,.Chermas is the most famous clothes shop Jeans and shorts are a specialty here.
Visitors can drive through Osmania university which is one of the most esteemed universities in India. The different colleges include -Engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Arts and Law. The campus also houses hostels and a library.
Breathe in the fresh sea salt .Soak in the beautiful sights which makes you feel at peace.
Puducherry or Pondicherry.This place has many names.
Look around and you are struck with the picturesque image of France with its little cafes and beautiful streets.The heavy downpour seems to have given the place a fresh coat of paint.The clean and cool air replenishes your lungs,make you feel alive .
.First lets head out to the famous seaside promenade ,which translates to seaside walk.This is a beautiful 2 km walk alongside the Rock beach,also called the Pondicherry beach .
Cars are restricted in this area so grab your flip-flops and let your hair down because this is one path you will not regret taking.
Stop and feel the breeze fluttering through your hair.Engulf the spectacular view.Enjoy the sea salt sticking to your face.You would feel at bliss,oblivious to everything else happening around you.The feeling is exhilarating .
Sink our feet into the sand .Collect some beautiful seashells.Or just sit on the rocks and the waves dancing .Listen to the sound of the waves crashing.
A few things you are really going to appreciate is the cleanliness of the entire union territory and the culture of the people there.The people over here are super polite and are always ready to lend a hand in helping you learn about the culture and heritage of this esteemed place.
You might wanna grab a snack so head out the Aura Cafe .The cottage cheese croissants and the banana chocolate waffles will make your mouth water.Grab a scrumptious cookie or a gooey brownie on your way out.
You could have a chat with your co coffee drinkers and learn their story too.
Beside the Aura cafe we have the Aura shop. Step into a mystic portal where various concoctions are brewing.The essential oils and incense sticks will ebb all the tension out of your body .
You might find it interesting to know that the Aura franchise is all a social initiative of the Aurobindo ashram . Aurobindo was a spiritual leader who fought during India’s freedom struggle and set up an ashram
Let me now take you over to Nehru market.The place to be for shopaholics.Be sure to have cash in hand.Dresses,skirts,shorts,culottes,candles and lights deck the streets.
Travelling in Pondicherry is a walk in the park ,quite literally !.Everything in this place is not more than 20 mins far away from each other by walk.You could also grab an auto rickshaw or rent out a bike.
Its dinnertime.For dinner I would recommend a small quaint place called Les Sauvers.(The flavors)
As soon as I enter I am greeted with a typical french cafe.Tables shaped like pizza pans and a small winery too.People of different countries and continents are dining under the same roof.
Bite into the scrumptious thin crust pizza and the delightful Bruschetta .Try the amazing cheesy Ratatouille. .Do try conversing in French with the waiters,or should I say ‘Les serveurs’
To revisit the French era visit the Sacred heart of Basilica and the French war memorial
The French East India Company set up their headquarters over here way back in 1674,dominating the entire union territory .Don’t miss out the Pondicherry museum to get a glimpse of various war artifacts and memoirs.
And now we have reached the end of our wonderful journey.Pick up chocolates at the famous Zuka shop or head out to Baker street and try some delicious baguette or pastries.
Pondicherry is a place which will elevate your spirits and make you appreciate the little things in life. It is a memory you can always count on to brighten up your day .