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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

Sky Watch Friday - Jaigarh Fort

What a week it has been!!! And this Friday, looking at a weekend which promises to be even more busy, I am reminded of the Friday evening we spent at the Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur. Here is a view from the fort....





On the right you can see the Amer Fort at the foothills and on the left the reservoir which provides water to the fort. and all around are the mighty Aravalli ranges. Is it any wonder that I wish I was there right now?

This is my entry for Skywatch Friday this week..... For more beautiful images from across the world, visit the Sky Watch Page.



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  1. Interesting place!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. What a click, Anu! It captures the essence of Jaigarh.

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  3. Exceptional view. Well captured!!

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  4. Lovely, I remember being there. :D

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    1. Thanks Mridula!!! I remember reading your posts on Jaipur and wishing I could go there soon!!! and the opportunity landed up so unexpectedly!

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  5. You get great views from there. Lovely pic.

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    1. Thanks, Indrani!!! the fort indeed has some amazing views! i couldnt stop clicking!

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  6. nice pic can u post some more pic of the fort

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    1. Thanks Samaresh!!! have loads of pics to post.. just no time to write a post around the :D will do as soon as i can!

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  7. Hello Anu.. How are you doing?? I love the new look on the blog.. Looks gorgeous.. :) Just to let you know.. that I have passed an award your way..
    http://coloursdekor.blogspot.sg/2012/06/weekly-story-wk-82.html

    I'm hoping you will accept it.. and pass it on too..

    Hope all else is well.. I love the pic of that fort... soooooooooo gorgeous!! Also, can you email me your postal address... please.. I got a postcard for you from Paris.. and now from Singapore.. Only problem.. I couldnt post it from destination coz I forgot to ask you for your postal address.. *smiles*.. forgetful me.. :-(

    You take care .. and keep blogging..

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  8. Thanks so much, Patty!! sending u a mail with my address.. cant wait to receive the cards!!!! and it really doesnt matter where you send it from! that you remembered to get me one and send it absolutely thrills me!

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  9. Hi Anuradha,

    I have recently started following your blog. It gives me a good read each day. I just love seeing all the new places and I also love your way of writing. Such a lovely blog you have. As my token of appreciation, i forward you a humble award. Kindly accept it by visiting http://supriyav.blogspot.in/2012/06/one-lovely-blog.html.

    Thanks dear

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  10. Hi, Amazing Arial view. Its a very nice snapshot of Jaigarh fort.
    http://disharesidency.com/

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  11. Wow ! That place looks so cool! Once we are back in India, your blog is going to one of my guiding lights for travelling around :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Shilpa! Will be glad to help out whenever u are back here!

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  12. I suppose to be going here this summer so I was just searching to see what it is about. Thank you for sharing I think it would be great to spend the summer in Jaipur.

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    1. Thanks Mell, but summer can get really really hot in Jaipur... it is in our desert state after all.. so please do take care!

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  13. stunning image anuradha ! your blog is great :) always wanted to visit rajasthan...on my wishlist

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    1. THanks Shruti!! just checked out your blog too... and must say you have visited some wonderful places too!!

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