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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

Navaratri 2010 - Day3

Thinking of what to write during the ten days of Navaratri is rather tough, considering that I see almost the same stuff every year - after all, everyone in my circle keep the same dolls and mostly the same arrangements, except a few, who make some changes...... This time, I have decided to look at individual items from Golus which I liked or found interesting, and highlight them, and hope that I dont keep repeating myself!

Here is the Golu from Shankar's aunt's place. An elderly lady, her enthusiasm is astounding. She manages to keep this huge Golu with scarcely any help from anyone, and in spite of all the exertion, her energy and excitement for every small detail is wonderful!


And here is what, to me, is the most interesting and unusual part of her arrangement -


She apparently found this in the US, and it always occupies this place on the side, where every single person notices it and comments on it! Last year, the pic I took didn't come out well, and so this time, I took a few extra shots, just to make sure I got it! Unusual isn't it? Not everyone would think of using this, and that too, this way!

For  a more detailed look at her dolls, you can see my last year's post here

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  1. Decorations of Navaratri is beautiful.

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  2. I like the chillies and the garlic. So colorful. And it is a good idea to show individual items.

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