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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..... So many shades of blue!

We were on the ramparts of the Dansborg Fort at Tarangambadi, when Samhith excitedly pointed out the clouds looming low over the sea. "Amma, look at how many shades of blue there are!" he exclaimed......


Tarangambadi in Tamilnadu is where the Dutch first landed in India, and this little town was once a Dutch colony. Today, it is a sleepy hamlet, with the restored fort the biggest attraction, and the sea a constant reminder of nature's vagaries. The Tsunami of 2004 washed part of it away, and the scars remain, making the sea not very safe for bathing or swimming. It rained through the two days we spent there, and we enjoyed the experience of just sitting, listening to the pitter patter of the raindrops, and the roar of the waves... no wonder the name of the town, in Tamil means "Land of the singing waves"

I am posting this as part of Skywatch Friday... Lots more pics and stories coming up about Tarangambadi soon! 

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  1. "Land of the Singing Waves" what a beautiful name for a beautiful place. I would love to sit and hear the waves and feel the fresh air blowing through my hair and enjoy the warmth of the sun on my back. You posted an excellent image this week.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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    1. Thank you, JM! If you ever visit India, you should surely add Tarangambadi to your list!!

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  2. Nice capture. Tharangambadi is definitely a lovely place.

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  3. Beautiful picture...so sad about the tsunami

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    1. Thank you, Gale. The tsunami wreaked havoc all over this coast. it was really sad and the scars remain even today, though things have improved since then

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  4. Nice photo.
    There was no blue sky in North Idaho, today.
    Coffee is on

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  5. Very nice stormy sky! Looks like a beautiful location.

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  6. That's a gorgeous shot.

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