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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

The Meeting of the Rose Ringed Parakeets

I just realised that I have not posted any bird images on my blog for quite a long time. One of the reasons for this is that the tree opposite our house has been pruned, which has led to fewer bird arrivals. The ones which do come, don't wait long enough for me to get my camera. However, I have managed to capture a few here and there.... Here are a group of Rose Ringed Parakeets which seem to be having a meeting...

At first there were just two on the lamp post...



They were soon joined by a third...


Look at the expressions....


Doesnt it make you wonder what is going on?


The third one especially appeared to be in a pensive mood...


Looking down frequently as if he was looking for something on the rusting lamp post..


All the while, this one, on a tree right opposite the lamp post, seemed to be keeping an eye on the happenings, but refused to be drawn in...


The meeting ended when the third parakeet flew off, and the first two decided to tease this one which stayed apart. He flew off, and the two flew off too, chasing him!

Doesn't that make you wonder what the 4 parakeets were up to?

Update: While I was writing this post, the one person whom I kept thinking about was Suranga Date, or Ugich Konitari, as we all know her. She always comes up with the most amazing lines on the most unexpected photographs. Her lines always bring a smile to my face, and as I wrote this post, I wondered if these photos would induce some memorable lines too... And yes, they did!! While you can read what she wrote in her comments, you will enjoy them even more if you head over to her blog where she has posted the lines in her own inimitable style!!Here is the link: 


Comments

  1. The moods captured are fantastic. I presume it is a social issue.

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  2. Your post makes me wonder what they were up too amd it brought a smile to my face :D

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  3. The Chairparakeet
    at the top
    in lights,
    and her smart protege
    steeped in guava economics
    and FDI in Trees;
    both wondering
    how the fiery one
    on the eastern pillar
    will react.

    " No ! I cannot
    and will not allow
    FDI in trees, ever ;
    what will my fellow birds eat ?"
    She said determinedly.

    The Chairparakeet
    gave a slight nod,
    and
    the fiery one,
    ever aware of the niceties,
    bowed and said,
    "i am sorry, but I must withdraw..."
    and flew off.

    Some distance away,
    another parakeet,
    statue-like and stately,
    watched the proceedings,
    as the Chairparakeet approached....

    No one knows what was said,
    but this one too
    flew away.

    Crisis time.
    The Chair parakeet
    and the smart protege,
    were last seen winging south...

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    1. Thanks so much, Suranga!!! I am amazed, as usual, with the way you instantly come up with these wonderful lines!!! you made my day!

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  4. http://kavitalihi.blogspot.in/2012/10/parakeets-and-politics.html

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  5. This was an amazing capture. I too love watching the activities of the birds that fall on the tree in front of my house. It gives a different kind of pleasure as well as happiness. The pictures of the parakeets indeed makes me wonder what are they upto. Thanks for the nice post.

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  9. Wonderful captures, Anu. I wonder what they were thinking, communicating about. I wonder...

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