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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

White Throated Kingfisher

at Alibag..

We saw this kingfisher near Akshi Beach at Alibag, just as we were making our way back home....



It was quite far off to begin with, but as we continued to wait, it came closer and closer, and gave us better opportunities to take photographs!


These were three of the better shots I managed.... a front view, a back view and a bottom view! I enjoyed having my new camera with me for this!!


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  1. It must be a joy to have a camera with a decent zoom!

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    1. Absolutely, Mridula! !!!! I was like Samhith with a new toy, trying to find out how far i could go with the zoom!

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  2. I've seen a kingfisher only in Vijay mallya's products and services! They look gorgeous! It's nice to carry your camera everywhere so that we don't miss any beauties like this!

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    1. Actually, Vaish, I do see kingfishers all the time near my house! This is the first time though that I have managed a decent shot, thanks to the new camera! and yes, I do carry my camera along most of the times!

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  3. I loved the pictures. I have not sen a Kingfisher with such a nice beak. Incidentally would you disclose the kind of camera you bought recently. It has a splendid zoom.

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    1. Thanks PNS! the camera i have is a Nikon P510.. its a bridge camera.. a digital camera with a huge 42X optical zoom.. its wonderful... works better for me right now than a dslr

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  4. These shots are wonderful!

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  5. Lucky person and the camera, and lucky us, who gets to see the lovely pictures.

    Thanks.

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  6. you should get a SLR camera and become professional photographer :)

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  7. Great Pics and a good camera, finally, I see!

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  8. Great pics and a good camera (finally)!

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    1. Thanks Usha!! great to see u back here.. waiting for comments on all my other posts too!

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  9. You are using your new camera very nicely. Really good shots :)

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  10. Nice one..BTW didn't see any posts on Navarathri golu..

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