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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

Flowers of Gold!

Its a sweltering summer out here, and everything seems terribly hot! I shudder to think what May will bring, and when the rains will come.... Meanwhile, here's a spot of yellow which is pleasing to the eyes....The golden laburnum in our colony is full of flowers and the ground is a carpet of yellow! That, unfortunately,  was a sight I couldn't capture on camera thanks to the condition of the road, but here is the tree and its flowers....







and yes, for those of you who are wondering, yes, I haven't yet managed to write all those over-due posts, so I am filling time by posting random photographs I have taken last month.... and the list of my over-due posts is going to increase, since I have another outing scheduled for tomorrow!

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  1. lovely

    in bangalore there are violet , pale yellow and vermillion flowers that fill the tree to the point there are no leaves :)

    Lovely world!

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  2. This is Vishukonna which is used during Vishu festival for 'Kanikanal'

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  3. Kanikonna is one of our favourites. Reminds of Vishu. Though it's Kerala's state flower, we could see it in abundance outside the state.
    :)

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  4. Thanks for posting these Anu even I want to post a few of these and the Gulmohar.

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  5. @Sri: oh yes, we do have some others too, like the red gulmohur, but nothing looks as beautiful as this!!

    @Chitra: yes.. its the same,...... keralites in our area dont need to buy them.. they can just pick them from the tree!

    @Bindhu: oh yes, they really are plentiful in this part of the country too....

    @mridula: please do.. would love to see ur pics...

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  6. These yellows are so pleasing.
    Have a great trip Anu.

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  7. Lovely colour and I love the flowers too...thanks for posting ...

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  8. Lovely colour and I love the flowers too...thanks for posting ...

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  9. Lovely colour and I love the flowers too...thanks for posting...

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