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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 Few More Interesting Ganeshas

Now that our own Ganesha has left, we have time to go and see a few more Ganeshas around us.... Here are a couple of interesting ones we came across....

This one was Krishna-style, with a flute and Gopis in attendance.....


This one was simple, sort of like the Dagdu Sheth Ganpati in Pune...
but we liked its trunk and have decided to try and make one like this next year!!



This one scored for its unusual design and the decorations....


I clicked quite a lot of pics of this Ganpati....under the different effects of the lighting...



The Chinese theme drew quite a crowd here....the kids loved those cut outs....


while I loved the lanterns...



We were welcomed by turkeys and ducks....


and the last exhibits were a couple of tortoises.. these were the only eyesores in the entire display for the poor things had too little space to move in, and even Samhith felt that they should have at least given them a pond or something so that they would have been happier!


Here is how it looked .... those gazebo like structures are where the birds and tortoises were placed... the fountains were a great touch!




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  1. they look so lovely, mumbai comes alive during these 11 days...

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  2. Oh Yes, Santosh! Mumbai does come alive... just wish i had more time to go and see more ganeshas!

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  3. Nice series of photos.. Ganesh festival is catching up in other places too.. Chennai also had its share this time..
    I enjoyed viewing these photos..!

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  4. Thanks Sridharan! yes, these days festivals are spreading all over the world! I even got a link to ganeshotsav in a temple in France!

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