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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

Snails are interesting........

Snails are interesting creatures... Did you know that they are herbivores? Well, last week, we were waiting for Samhith's school bus when we saw this one eating up a flower. We were curious about how long it would take, and photographed it..... It took less than 5 minutes for the small creature to finish it off!

Here are some pics in slideshow form....





Here is another one, on a branch, hanging on, and eating a tiny flower.....








It has been pouring here since the last couple of days, and Samhith is looking forward to seeing more snails. They are, after all, interesting, aren't they?????



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  1. Anu, that slide show was a wonderful way to present the snail eating the flower!

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  2. i had a garden at my grandma place but never watched snail eating flowers! thanks for the slide show and wonderful thought! yes indeed they are interesting!

    Lifes greatest wonders lies in the smallest things like this :)

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  3. u r a cool amma arent u.. i loved this whole write up and the work that has gone into it.. im sure Samhith thinks u rock! (i do, actually)

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  4. @Mridula, ssstoryteller : THanks a lot......

    @Srivats: i never watched them either till Samhith started noticing them.... and now both of us look out for them once the rains arrive....

    @ Aparna ..Thanks so much....... lets hope Samhith thinks so too....

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  5. Wow! that's a wonderful slide you have created. Loved the same. But I like it in pictures because when I was in Kerala these creepy things were inside my house everyday had a tough time keeping them out

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  6. @ Chitra.... UGH! can imagine what a nuisance they must have been... as you say, I can enjoy watching them since they are outside the garden, and incidentally, they are not even eating my plants :-))

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  7. the slide show is a neat concept and it worked well with the snail eating the flower

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  8. Loved the slideshow... never seen a snail eat a flower like that!! i love observing creatures, all kinds!! :D

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  9. Snails are indeed very interesting creatures, and quite beautiful if we have that eye.

    I've never seen any snail eat anything, in my life! I can't believe myself.

    Thanks for sharing this new information with me :)

    Thoseghar Waterfall

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  10. Which means they might actually consume quicker than they move! Nice takes.

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  11. awesome slide show ---

    thanks a ton 4 it.. :)

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  12. hi there came across while i was searching for info on snails &blogs, great pics. Bol
    www.depalan.blogspot.com

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  13. Interesting photos!
    Snails are interesting too. I had trouble saving my plants from them. :)

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