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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

Skywatch Friday



The Sunset at Alibag....


This was one of the pics we took on our visit to Alibag last year, and I especially love this one... esp since there is a couple in the frame against the backdrop of the setting sun.... romantic, wouldn't you say??? And for those of you who like to look further, there is a small bird there too.....

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  1. Oh ya! I saw the bird too!! Very beautiful take!!!

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  2. Lovely shot Anu... i saw the birdie on left before reading ur note... :D

    romantic picture :)

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  3. Absolut wundervoll, eine Stimmung zum Träumen.

    liebe Grüße aus Deutschland

    Isabella

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  4. like a golden empire it is! very nice!

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  5. @Bhavesh: Thanks... knew u would spot it!!

    @Aarti: Thanks a lot.... that was fast!!

    @veredit: Thanks so much!

    @Sri: Thanks... yes, it is..absolutely!

    @Mridula: Thanks...

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  6. Beautiful and romantic photo. More than 20 years ago we were in Mumbai and our hotel was right across from the Arabian Sea. it was a memorable trip!

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  7. ooh, i love sunsets like these, romantic but wistful, and yes, i do catch that tiny lil bird on the side. ^0^

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  8. @commonweeder:Thanks a lot.... WoW! a room facing the sea in Mumbai? Must have been great!!! I love going to the sea face.. its always feels so calm and peaceful inspite of all the crowd and noise....

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  9. @Arabesque:Thanks...... glad u found the bird :)

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  10. I too saw the birdie. Good shot.

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  11. Very Romantic

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  12. What a gorgeous sunset. I love the couple walking along the beach.

    I have my sunset over at http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  13. lovely shot!! good frame, the color of sky, the reflection in wet sand.. beautiful..

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