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For any remaining readers of this blog, and for all those who land up here somehow, I have moved here: My Musings in Meditation

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Belgaum Snapshots

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I am currently on a short trip to Belgaum to conduct a theatre workshop for kids aged 8 to 15 years. I had never been to Belgaum before. So this has been a very interesting experience.
Here are some (word, not photograph) snapshots from the trip.
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