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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

Juhu Beach, Mumbai

The last time I went to Juhu beach must have been about 25 years back.... when I was in school. In fact, this happens to be the first beach I visited when I came to Bombay..... There are, however, few memories I have, about the place, which is why I headed out there in the hot sun, when I had a few hours free during the BlogCamp. Here are a few images from the trip......







Samhith has yet to visit a beach in Bombay.... its high time I take him......

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  1. Nice shots... seen the beach everytime i pass by, but never stopped to enjoy it... :)

    next time i wanna!!

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  2. I have visited this beach during one my visits to Mumbai. Nice pictures.

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  3. Both the Pigeon shots look nice.

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  4. @Aaarti: Neither did I, for so many years....and the same thing happens when i am in chennai... pass by marina so many times, but its been ages since i stopped by.....now i really have to, at least for samhith!

    @Chitra: thanks....its a regular one on the tourist circuit... one of the most popular.. thanks to which it was also the dirtiest..now thanks to local groups, they have somehow managed to clean it up!

    @Mridula: thanks.. there were so many of them! it was impossible to shoot the beach without them, so i shot them instead!

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  5. Beautiful shots. I have never seen it so less crowded.

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  6. The beach seems to be very neat. Looks like it was a sunny day

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  7. You live in Mumbai and going to the beach after so long? You must make trips more often. Beaches have such a calming effect on me. Anu, my best wishes for a happy Holi.

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  8. What! Samhith has never been to a beach in Bombay! Wow! This boy has been to hundreds of places on the ECR and the West Coast and has never gone to Juhu Beach! You should take him there very soon!

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