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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 - Phantom Rock, Wayanad

For Skywatch today is an interesting natural sight – the Phantom Rock near Ambalavayal town in Wayanad, Kerala.



This natural, metamorphic rock resembles a skull, which brings about its name.


It is visible from quite a distance, which only enhances its popularity.


Locally, it is called ‘Cheengeri Mala’ or ‘Thalappara’, which means ‘stone head’.


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  1. Have heard about this rock a lot. Yet to visit it. It looks so precariously placed there. Nice clicks!

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    1. Thanks Niranjan. It is really placed precariously and its amazing to see it still standing like this!

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  2. And I had not heard of it at all before today. They look majestic. catch up with your blog once i am back on the other side of June.

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    1. Thanks Mridula! it is really a majestic sight! and all the best for your trek! I look forward to your posts!

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  3. What a wonderfully moody rock! Great pics.

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  4. I've heard about Chengeri Mala / Thalapara, but never seen them. The picture of the rock against the sky is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Anu!! you should go see it someday! really beautiful place!

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  5. There is a spooky place in Wayanad, could you visit it?

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    1. No Indrani, we couldnt visit that. I did hear of it, but our time went off in other pursuits :D

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  6. Very interesting! There are so many unheard of places.

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    1. Thank you Kusum! there indeed are many such places across India!

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  8. Never heard of this, Anu. But then I don't really know much of Wayand. Nice captures all.

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