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October 3, 2008

Welcome to our blog here for the monthly Florida-based Khaas Baat newspaper as well as Khaasbaat.com Web site. Please do e-mail us your suggestions, ideas for your favorite newspaper in Florida.

Thanks.

Nitish S. Rele

Editor/Publisher

Khaas Baat monthly newspaper (A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida)

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April 16, 2014

Dear readers:

Khaas Baat is on facebook if you would like to become a fan. We have been updating our page on facebook regularly with upcoming and ongoing events and activities, as well as any other pertinent information.

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Thanks,

NITISH S. RELE

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IIFA 2014 Tampa host Dr. Kiran C. Patel: ‘We are gearing up and looking up’

April 15, 2014

Dear readers:

Here’s an update on IIFA 2014 Tampa celebrations as we inch closer to its opening next week. According to Tampa host Dr. Kiran C. Patel as of April 14, “Well, 20,000 people will be attending IIFA Awards on April 26 at Raymond James Stadium. We are gearing up and looking up. One has to face and keep on moving.” For those of you who don’t have access to the celebrations, tickets are still available for the awards. They range from $343.65 up to $3,294.75. Also, VIP hospitality packages are available for $10,000, $15,000 and $20,000. For more information and hospitality packages, visit http://www.iifa.com; for awards tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com

See you all at IIFA!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Speakers announced for IIFA Global Business Forum April 24-25

April 14, 2014

Dear readers:

Before all the glamour and excitement of the IIFA Awards, business and trade relations are on the agenda at the IIFA and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Global Business Forum scheduled at the Tampa Convention Center on April 24-25. The theme for delegates is Indo-U.S. Partnership: A Catalyst for Economic Growth.” Some of the visionaries attending include Dr. R.K. Pachauri, who spearheads the Nobel prize winning UN Intergovernmental panel on climate change; NR Narayan Murthy, Executive Chairman and Founder of Infosys, Ron Somers, President USIBC, Consul General of India Ajit Kumar, Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis, and Arun Kumar, Assistant Secretary US Department of Commerce. Prominent women leaders to address the business forum include Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal, renowned activist and actor Shabana Azmi, along with Judy Genshaft, President, University of South Florida and Renu Khator, president of University of Houston. Business icons leading discussions include Bharat Desai, Chairman, Syntel, Harshvardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja-Neotia group, Ranjit Yadav, President Tata Motors, Vivek Lall, President and CEO, Reliance Industries, Mukesh Aghi, CEO, L&T Infotech.

The effort is being led by the USF College of Business, FICCI, Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd., and the Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council. For more information and to register, visit www.usf.edu/business/iifa/index.aspx

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

http://www.khaasbaat.com

813-758-1786

Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) no-show for Tampa IIFA 2014; says ‘won’t get the time to go to IIFA this year’

April 13, 2014

Dear readers:

Bad news. And sad news for all Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) fans. The actor in an interview on April 12 with the Press Trust of India has said that he is shooting all seven days a week for “Happy New Year.” And then revealed, “I won’t get the time to go to IIFA this year.”

Here is a direct link to the story: https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/shah-rukh-khan-asks-fans-to-vote-if-you-want-a-happy-country-go-out-and-vote/

Please note that IIFA hasn’t made any announcement yet on whether or not SRK will be attending the show in Tampa.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Vulcal Boutique to hold exhibition/sale on April 13 in Tampa

April 7, 2014

Dear readers:

Orlando-based Vulcal Boutique will hold an exhibition/sale on Sunday, April 13, in Tampa. Venue for the 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. exhibition is the Wingate by Wyndham Tampa/USF hotel at 3751 E. Fowler Ave. For information, call (407) 718-4737 or email vulcal21@yahoo.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Anupam Kher’s Short Film ‘I Went Shopping For Robert De Niro’ to premiere at IIFA on April 25

April 5, 2014

Dear readers:

“I Went Shopping For Robert De Niro,” the directorial venture by Anupam Kher, will be screened at International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) on April 25 in Tampa.  Before the screening, the actor is scheduled to conduct an acting workshop open to the students of the University of South Florida to provide guidance for those seeking a professional acting career and shed light on various topics on Indian cinema. The premiere will be open to celebrities from the Indian film fraternity. Kher pays tribute to iconic Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, his co-star from “Silver Linings Playbook” through the film. The writer and main actor, Shivangi Kshirsagar, who actually did shop for De Niro, describes the film as wild, feminine and brazen. She plays the role of a girl who goes shopping for De Niro and has tried to represent what she has seen of De Niro’s work in the 29-minute short.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa (ICC) Seniors to celebrate 100th monthly get-to-gather April 16, 2014

April 5, 2014

Good morning readers!

In 2006, about 15 people attended the first India Cultural Center Seniors get-to-gather. Today, the number has grown to more than 200 seniors. They come from such places as Sarasota, Spring Hill, Lakeland to attend every third Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The April 16 monthly get-to-gather will be the 100th – a milestone for the group. Seniors meet not only to socialize and network but also listen to world-class musicians and speakers specializing in elderly needs such as finance, health care, Medicare, spirituality, diet, stress management, etc. Organizers acknowledge the efforts put on by the ICC management team for providing free use of the Lotus Hall, kitchen facility to cook food on site, as well as provide audio/video system, tables and chairs. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the monthly get-to-gather. There is no entrance fee. Also, rides could be arranged for seniors who do not have transportation. Volunteers of all ages also are welcome. For information, contact John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Khaas Baat April (IIFA Special Section) issue out now!

April 4, 2014

Good morning readers:

Our April issue is hot off the press, watch for it in your mailbox and on the stands this week. We have information about IIFA Awards weekend in Tampa with daily event details and celebrity interviews in an IIFA special section… in addition to our regular features and events calendar. Please share with friends and grab your copy soon.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

IIFA Tampa dance contest (with IIFA choreographer Shiamak Davar) announced

March 22, 2014

Dear readers:

IIFA choreographer and dance guru Shiamak Davar is getting the stars ready for their performances and giving you a chance to be a part of this experience! After wowing audiences for 10 years at various international destinations of the IIFA awards, Davar is gearing up for Tampa where he will choreograph and design performances for the biggest Bollywood stars. Davar is looking for dance enthusiasts in America who want to share the stage with their Bollywood idols through The SHIAMAK IIFA Bollywood Dance Competition.  “It’s unbelievable how popular Bollywood is today. And people recognize Bollywood with its song and dance. So here is a chance for fans to learn and share the stage with stars that till now they have only seen on the screen!” says Davar. One male and one female winner will get a chance to learn from the master and perform with The Shiamak Davar Dance Company.  This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live the Bollywood dream with an all-expense paid trip to Tampa. Davar is starting dance classes in the United States this year and winners will also receive a scholarship to his classes. Consolation winners will also get a chance to participate at IIFA 2014.  Contest results will be announced April 7. Deadline is March 31.  For official rules and how to enter, visit http://www.shiamak.com/competition/how-to-enter.html

All the best!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

 

 

Kevin Spacey, Vidya Balan Masterclass (acting workshop) during IIFA (Tampa) is an invite-only event

March 21, 2014

Dear readers:

Here’s an update on the IIFA Masterclass (acting workshop) at the downtown Hilton Tampa. Featuring Kevin Spacey and Vidya Balan, this is an invite-only event.
For more updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/Khaasbaat.Florida or http://www.iifa.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786


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