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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

Back from a monsoon break!

There is no better time to explore the Western Ghats than the monsoon, but we rarely get to go anywhere in the rains, thanks to the school schedule. This year, however, we struck lucky, with the school changing its term breaks, and giving us some bonus holidays in August! Which is why, you haven’t seen me online the last couple of weeks. Where did I go? Can you guess from this pic?




Yes folks, this is Jog Falls in Karnataka, a place which has been on top of my wish list for a long, long time!!!

With the recent happenings in our family, Shankar wasn’t able to join us, so I first thought of heading out alone, with just Samhith in tow. Then, on an impulse, I decided to drag my mother along, so, for those of you who haven’t met her yet, here she is, along with Samhith, whom most of you know well by now!



The main idea of going on this trip was to give Samhith and me a much needed break, since we aren’t really sure how much we will be able to travel this year, and it surely did that. As you can see from these pics, Samhith did have a wonderful time…


Whether it was playing on the Om beach at Gokarna…






Or making sand castles….



Travelling by passenger trains…



Or picking shells on the Varca beach at Goa…




Or soaking in the spirit of Goa….



And these were just a few of the many things we saw and did!!


This was one much needed vacation for us, and we enjoyed it to the hilt. It is now time for me to re-live all that enjoyment, sharing all of it, with all of you! So stay tuned and keep coming back! There is loads coming up, soon!!!!

Comments

  1. Quite a lot of places covered... and he's turning out to be a good poser :)

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  2. It sounds like a good holiday. Waiting to hear more. And the water fall pics are so beautiful.

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  3. Wow! What a lovely place! I want to visit it too!

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  4. The first photo is awesome.

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