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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 - Full Moon at Binsar


Yesterday was Buddha Poornima.. and the full moon looked wonderful! Some welcome clouds kept covering it, and the sight was really beautiful! Unfortunately, as I tried to take some photographs, my batteries gave way - not just one, but every single one..... and I wasn't even able to take one photograph! 

However, here is another full moon for you ... this one at Binsar....... it was wonderful night, the stars clearly visible in the complete darkness, and I could just sit there for hours, looking out at the moon shining brightly against the utter blackness of the night....


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  1. yu have pic for every occassion?!!
    yu are really a class apart
    i love the moon...and especially this photo of yours...with that teeny branch to the side...its beautiful..
    and was it romantic?!!

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  2. Long ago, a haiku master, I think it was Basho, wondered: Is this the same old orange full moon, every where?

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  3. Love the branch etched onto that fabulous moon!

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  4. Hello Anu, here we are across the world from one another and yet I took similar photos this early morning. ;)

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  5. thats lovely..I just had a FB post on the moon the other day and then Ive been reading posts and seeing pics of the moon..must be sthg "looney" in the air :)

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  6. Lovely pic. Those leaves adds another dimension to it.

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  7. Anu
    just came here to say hello to you. see you soon

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  8. That's a beautiful Moon shot Anu. Well done.

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  9. Pretty pretty moon. And its nicer becuase of the silhouette of those leaves on the bottom-right :)
    - Mindless Mumbai

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  10. Cool capture of the full 'O'. It is difficult to get such perfection.

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  11. @Aarti, Mridula, Lavanya, Shilpa: thanks so much, all of you!

    @ssstoryteller: thanks so much, sowmya! i was just too fascinated by the moon that day! as to romance, well, shankar was totally engrossed in IPL which is why i was roaming around taking pics outside!!!

    @Michael: thats so true.... my son often asks me why does the moon follow us wherever we go?

    @LadyFi: thanks so much! that was one of the things which made me click!

    @Di: just saw your pic! and its so awesome! thanks..

    @Hood Photo Blog: thanks

    @Lakshmi: thanks so much! there surely must be!

    @subu: thanks...

    @Chitra: thanks..

    @T&S: thanks.....i was wishing i had a camera like yours... have promised myself to get one by next year!

    @travel tips: thanks...

    @Kunal: thanks.....

    @A: thanks,

    @Indrani: thanks so much!

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