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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

Little Green Bee Eater

This is a bird I have seen often. It is quite a common bird, and yet, it is always fascinating to watch, especially when it plucks insects out of the air!




The Little Green Bee Eater is a resident of grasslands, thin scrub land, and forests, and observed all over India. I noticed this one at Dandeli, and, having nothing better to do, simply sat and watched it... and clicked...



I must have watched it for about 15-20 minutes, but the best part was when it caught a butterfly...



For a moment, it appeared as if the butterfly's fluttering wings were part of its mouth... and then the whole butterfly disappeared inside!


And that is why I love watching birds... All you need is patience, and you never know what you might see!



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  1. Oh so that was a butterfly! I was wondering why that green bee eater had so much yellow around its beak!

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    1. Yes, Mridula! not what we would expect in a bee eater, right? there is always something to see with birds, as I am sure you will agree :)

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  2. Amazing pictures. They make me want to write a poetry...

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    1. Thank you, Aparna manni! And please do write a poem! and send me the link when you do.. will add it to this post :) collaborative family writing, i think we can call it!

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    1. Sandhya, the title itself has the name of the bird, and I have also mentioned it in the post :)

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  4. Nice pictures! Have you seen it handling a bee? Quite entertaining!

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