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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 Collaborative Post on Ganesh Chaturthi

A festival is all about getting together, and what symbolizes it more than the Ganesh Chaturthi which brings together the most disparate of Indians? On the 9th day of the festival, as the Lord readies to go back to his abode, Arti from My Yatra Diary has managed to get together 4 of us bloggers to write our own versions of the way we celebrate the festival. 

My contribution is about the Ganeshas we made at home....

and Santosh from Bangalore, who writes on Huchchara Santhe writes about the Gauri and Ganesh Puja celebrated all over Karnataka.

Abhi from Be the Geek, like Samhith, seems to love the Prasad at the various Ganpati Pandals all over Mumbai..

and Mercury from FZed Chronicles talks about the celebrations in Goa.

Its a beautifully put together post, so please do go over and read it!

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations - Transcending Virtual Boundaries, Bringing Bloggers Together


Last but not the least, Thanks Arti for this wonderful opportunity! It was a tremendous effort, coordinating with all of us and getting the post up, and the result is fantastic!

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  1. Thank you so much for the appreciaiton Anu! It was a wonderful team effort, and I have no words to thank all you wonderful people for all the support given. You know the day I mailed you, I was almost sure the post wasnt going through! If you would have turned away that day, this post would never have seen the light of the day... The past couple of days made me realize just how beautiful this blogging world is. Everyone gave me their posts within a very short span of time just like you, it was really a very supportive gesture from all.. This post will always remain a very special one for me :-)

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  2. It is we who must thank you, Arti, because we realise it isnt so easy to get 4 people together to post within a time frame, and that too during a festival! i loved reading it and thanks to you learnt about a couple of new bloggers too! thanks so much!

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