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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

A performance by the Parakeets.....

Do you remember going to the circus and seeing birds performing feats? They gave the gymnasts and athletes a run for their money, didn't they? Yesterday morning, a group of parakeets put up a show right outside my window... Take a look at their antics....





























Did you enjoy the performance? Waiting to hear your comments................

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  1. Wow !! nice one...

    how much time did it take to capture all this ??

    You have some patience ma'am... :)

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  2. Interesting ,its amazing what a shower can do ,it brings joy to so many :)

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  3. They are such fun to watch. You got a great series.

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  4. Brilliant! This is so beautiful that I am surprised people kept these rose-ringed parakeets in captivity in yesteryears.

    After watching this show I am curious to know as to what they found so interesting under the street light :-)

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  5. Was Samhith around or did the poor chap miss it owing to school timings?

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  6. HI! VERY NICE PHOTOS.

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  7. @Shyamgovind: thanks... but i took pics for barely 15-20 minutes! they had already been there for a while before I could get my camera and start.... but they were just too fascinating to watch. so the question of patience didnt arise at all!

    @Shilpa: thanks...

    @The Wild: Absolutely!

    @indrani: Thanks.....

    @sankara: so true...... and I wondered about the same thing... but its not just these parakeets, but all birds come to perch there... wonder what is the secret!

    @Usha: no, as usual, the chap was in school....

    @Manisha: thanks...

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  8. Thats indeed a beautiful show. Glad you could notice them and capture it, brilliantly.

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