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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

Merry Christmas!!!! X Mas Memories of Shimla

Since the last few days, I have been reminiscing on the blog about the year gone by. Today, for the special occasion of Christmas, I am taking the reminiscing a bit further, going back to the wonderful X mas we spent last year, at Shimla! 




This was the Gingerbread house at the Club Mahindra's resort - Whispering Pines, at Mashobra, near Shimla, which is where we stayed. Standing next to the Christmas tree, loaded with presents, it was surely the first thing anyone stepping into the resort headed to! 


That wasn't all.. the whole place was decked up....

A Christmas tree made of fir cones

Santa and his reindeer - the reindeer are made of fallen twigs

Samhith particularly enjoyed the Christmas party, with all the goodies we had, to eat. Here is a glimpse of the spread... which, just remembering it, makes my mouth water! 


This year, to say we have missed all that, would be an understatement. However, staying home has had its perks, chiefly among which is Samhith's experience, of singing Christmas Carols with all his friends, at a Remand Home, nearby... and we look forward to playing Santa on Wheels with the Breakfree gang! Thus, it seems apt to say that if it was Xmas for pleasure last year, it is Christmas with a Purpose, this year!!

On that note, let me wish you all, a very, very Merry Christmas!!!

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  1. Wow, you had a wonderful Christmas last year..
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..

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  2. That's a heart warming recap! Enjoy every moment. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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