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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

Diwali Wishes

Wish all of you a very happy Diwali….


May this festival of lights brighten your life…..

Our Diwali celebrations began yesterday with a grand Rangoli pattern (a combined effort of me and my neighbour, Aarti), and the house being lit up with lamps of all shapes and sizes. Here are some snapshots……





















Meanwhile, for those who have been wondering where I have been, well, the answer is of course – travelling!!!

We began our Diwali vacation with a trip to Ujjain and Indore where we visited the two famous shrines of Lord Shiva – Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar. This trip, my first foray into Madhya Pradesh, brings me closer to the completion of my Yatra of the 12 Jyotirlingams.

I have barely had time to upload the numerous photographs I have taken, before I am off on another trip – this time the much visited Shirdi, a trip we try to make every year, especially when my sister-in-law Sandhya is visiting……

So, while I enjoy my travels, you can enjoy the photos I have uploaded here.

Or take a look at the slideshow below….







Comments

  1. Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali too Anu.

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  2. Wishing Happy and Prosperous Deepawali to you and your family

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  3. oh lovely pics.. Am sure you've had a great holiday..

    The Rangolis are awesome... You should see mine... its absolutely little... (now I'm a bit hesitant to post the pics of my rangoli - ha ha)..

    Happy Diwali to you and your family.. Hope the year enlightens your life with love, laughter, health & wealth!!

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  4. Happy Diwali to u too Anu....Wow, travelling again..lovely, looking fwd to reading it.. gonna chk out the pics now!! :)

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  5. lovely kolams and lovlier diyas.. happy diwali to u too..

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  6. Thanks everyone for the wishes... hope you all had a great Diwali too....

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  7. Happy Diwali, good to see your post :) Travelling! hurrey! thats the best thing to do! :) go go come with interesting stories.

    I love the rangoli,very colorful and that airballon diya is fun! :)

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  8. Thanks, Srivats.....

    yes, have come back with interesting stories this time round too... and an experience that you might enjoy reading about... but you have to wait till i settle down and start writing again...

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  9. These pictures are beautiful. I'm glad you had a good Diwali, and all the best for the completion of the pilgrimage.

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  10. Awesome rangolis!
    Looking forward for detailed posts on Ujjain trip.
    :)

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