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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

Memories of 2012 - Kashmir

Kashmir had been on my wishlist for years and years, but it was this year that the wish came true. Yes, we had less time than I would have liked, but simply setting foot in the state was enough for this trip, especially since Shankar wasn't able to join us. So it was just me, Samhith, my in-laws and my sister-in law. The 12 hour journey from Jammu to Srinagar was tiring, to say the least, but the views more than made up for it!




Srinagar was all we expected... and more.... Staying in a houseboat on the Dal lake was an experience we shall never forget...



Samhith went water-boarding on his birthday..


And nephew and aunt had the time of their lives in the many gardens...



And then there was Gulmarg, covered with ice in peak summer....


Needless to say, we had a blast!!


I have yet to write about any of my experiences... the problem is, there are too many, and I have loads yet to write!!

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  1. कश्मीर व हिमालय बार बार बुलाता है।

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  2. Sigh .... you have ticked off "one of the places to see" and I have yet to go there.
    Well one day :-)
    Like those pictures especially the one of Gulmarg.

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  3. beautiful landscape. Warmm greetings and a Very Happy Christmas

    http://dith-plukeenogenblikvandedag.blogspot.nl/2012/12/blog-post_22.html

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  4. Beautiful photos. Waiting fo your detailed posts.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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