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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

Handmade Ganeshas - My first entry for Artsy-Craftsy September 2010



I have been following Shruti's Mindful Meanderings for a while now, and enjoyed the wonderful craft works posted by her, as well as the monthly contest and their entries. I have, however, never been able to participate, for various reasons. This time, as it happens, I actually have something to contribute, so here is mine...

These are the Ganeshas we made from clay for our Ganpati Celebration this year... the bigger one made by me and the smaller by Samhith.


Most of you would have already seen this, since I posted the pics earlier, as part of my Ganpati celebrations post. I am posting this again for two reasons - I wanted to add the link to the Mindful Meanderings blog for one, and secondly, I have recieved a lot of emails asking about how I made it...

The answer is that it was actually quite easy, thanks to the net (you arent surprised, are you???) I found the clay when I was searching for something for Samhith to do. Its available at most craft stores.  As to actually making the ganesha, here is what helped me out....


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  1. Great entry Anu.
    The video captured well.

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  2. thanks Indrani. Finding that video went a long way in making the idol!

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  3. Very well explained. I remember, in my childhood, we used to go to the potter for two three buckets of clay and used to prepare the Ganeshas along with friends.

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  4. oh Anu!! lovely videa.. and you've done a fab job!! also... Shruti's blog is awesome!! loads of artsy stuff on there!!

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  5. Anu
    Great work and congrats to yr dedication. I will surely try this wishing you a very nice day

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  6. Thanks again, Anu! I will try this out!

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  7. hey Anu nice work and thanks for sharing the video. I have been away from the blog world for some time.. Lots to catch up in your blog..seems like u have many posts on ganesha.

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  8. very nice blog.....
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  9. It is made in clay,we can also do it in candle,but the pink ganesha is chubby looks great..

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