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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

Skywatch Friday - Mountains and Monuments



The best thing about Shimla is its colonial architecture, and the beautiful views of the surrounding Shivalik ranges and Himalayan peaks. Having just returned from a visit to the erstwhile summer capital of the country, I can't stop thinking of the beautiful views we woke up to, for a whole week. So, for Skywatch today is one such view... from the Mall at Shimla.

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  1. Beautiful breathtaking view indeed

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  2. And I can only imagine how this will look once it catches golden light! Lovely capture.

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    1. It was so beautiful, Mridula! I spent early mornings and late evenings just by the window in our room watching the play of light on the snow clad hills. unfortunately, i couldnt capture the beauty satisfactorily with my camera. need to learn how to :D

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  3. Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture of Shimla. In spite of horrendous development, Shimla is still a charming place.

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    1. Yes, Poorna. In spite of all the horrendous development, as you put it so well, Shimla is still charming! wonder how long it will last though if such 'development' continues..

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  4. Fantastic ! - I REALLY want to travel through India one day!

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    1. Thanks!! I hope you can come and travel all through India soon!

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  5. What a beautiful scene, I love the mountains! Thanks for sharing your skies! Happy Skywatching!

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  6. Lovely capture of nature and architecture...the red really stands out.

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  7. Lovely photo. Frame it!

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  8. Nice. Never saw snow peaks from the mall. Winter effect?

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    1. Thanks so much, Arun! yes, certainly it is the winter effect! plus unusually clear skies for the weather!

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