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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

Where have all the other birds gone?

The two black kites in our colony are presently the most visible ones around. All the bulbuls, sunbirds and robins seem to have disappeared! I wonder why that is so.

Meanwhile, the absence of birds has given me very little opportunity of using my camera, so I jumped at the chance when the kite came to sit on our terrace for a while, giving me some good pics... Here they are....












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  1. The bird seems to be sitting close. I hope the smaller ones do come back too.

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  2. very good shots, U seem to be very good at birds photography , u should take that seriously and do something abt it :)

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  3. Wow... Lovely shot! sure hope the other birds come back :)

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  4. nice shots anu ... lets blame the absence of birds on urbanization. i also dont see many birds i used to see earlier. looks like they are moving to suburbs :(

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  5. Beeeeeeeautiful takes Anu. I really liked them. And the small birds will come back when these 2 will go off :) Happens at my home too, not often; they usually like to stay together!

    About your query on my post The Day, first of all, thanks so much for your kind suggestions. Actually I tried providing INR option too, but the payment gateway I'm using doesn't support INR currency for now. In future, there surely will be an option to pay in INR.

    Regarding website designing; it's one of my professions! Sounds odd, but I'm a photographer, a website designer, a writer, and some more. Good or bad I don't know, but I can do it all. Let me know your website design plan, and I'll be able to help you out :)

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  6. Wow.....the eagle in all its elegance.

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