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Book Review: On Philosophising, Philosophers, Philosophy and New Vistas in Applied Philosophy, by Dr. Sharmila Jayant Virkar

A little bit of context before you begin reading this book review. I have recently enrolled for an MA in Philosophy at the University of Mumbai. Philosophy is something I have been getting interested in, over the past few years, as those of you who have been reading my blogs and Instagram posts would know. During the pandemic, I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do next, and this is what I eventually came up with. It has been a challenge, getting back into academics as a student at this age, especially in a subject I have no academic background in. However, it has also been very exciting, especially thanks to my wonderful classmates (who, surprisingly, are of all age-groups, including some quite near my own) and my teachers, who have been very supportive and understanding. How well I will do is something that remains to be seen, but so far, I am enjoying this new journey and look forward to where it leads. Now that you know the background , you probably get an idea of how

Navaratri Preparations - Part 5 - Almost done!

My house is in a mess, stuff strewed all over, cardboard and paper turning up at the most unexpected places and the floor is sticky with the glue that has spilled! Doesn’t that sound like I am living in a pigsty? Well, it does feel like that, but I am still thrilled, for almost all the preparations for the golu are done! The toys have been unearthed from the attic, the slotted angles for the steps have been found, and ALL the houses are ready!! All I now have to do is clean up, set the steps and arrange everything! Of course, there are other things left, such as the rivers, roads, etc., but that’s part of the layout which can only be done when I have made the steps!


Without more ado, let me show you the result of our hard work of the last few days!




Thats the age-old trunk which keeps our toys safe,year after year.....




Those are the houses, cut out from paper,and stuck on cardboard, ready to be assembled. A tip for anyone wishing to try it out: DON'T  use cardboard! use Card or chart paper... its much much easier and the effect is better!

And finally, here are the houses, all ready!!




Come, take a closer look....

That's the railway station - front and back







This is supposed to be a bus stand, but we don't have buses, so we are going to use it as the village railway station!



And here are the different types of houses we made.....














And these are totally Samhith's work, the painting  work, I mean.....



Another house, with some of the shops....




And these are part of the farm buildings...



This is the barn and silo(where grain is stored)  ......







Comments

  1. hurrey! all set up for golu and park, I am so excited for this glou as equal as my trip :)

    Kudos to Samhit, when I meet you you are going to get a nice gift from me for sure :)

    I can see so much hard work being put in to these houses, coloring and assembling them , great work hats off

    Thanks for the tip the chart paper , Yes I think is a better option. In one website they have asked to use think card board paper, may be they meant very thin one like the chart paper, because thier model houses are all lookinmg thing.


    ut look what you have done with cardboars is equallu

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  2. Lovely! what efforts you have taken but it looks so much nicer and different compared to putting up toys bought from shops. Am going to come back here for ideas, though I dont think I can do all this!

    Cheers,
    Sumo
    (directed from parentree)

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  3. really gr8 work by u & ur son .

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  4. Hi I want to buy the Navrathri Steps(Slotted Angles).Please let me know where can I buy them in Bangalore.(I stay in malleswaram)
    Thank you

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