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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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Royal Sweets and Fast Food now open in Orlando

August 11, 2014

Dear readers:

Good news. Royal Sweets and Fast Food has now opened a branch in Orlando. It’s at 1718 Sand Lake Road (in the same plaza as Patel Bros but right at the entrance to the plaza off Orange Blossom Trail). Grand opening special includes $6.99 buffet on weekdays and $7.99 buffet on weekends through Aug. 28.

For information, call Pawan at (773) 354-5000.

Enjoy the delicacies at Royal!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

2014 Krishna Janmashtami celebrations set in Tampa, Ocala/Belleview, Orlando/Casselberry, Alachua, Inverness

August 10, 2014

Dear readers:

Here are some communities celebrating Krishna Janmashtami to be held on Aug. 17.

TAMPA

AUG. 16: KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI; 8 p.m. to midnight; Shree Raam Mandir, 7411 E. Comanche Ave., Tampa; for information, call Nick at (813) 334-0443 or Angela at (813) 265-2638.

OCALA/BELLEVIEW

AUG. 16-17: JANMASHTAMI/NAND MAHOTSAV; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936, Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729 or visit www.pushtidhamocala.org

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY

AUG. 15-17: KRISHNA LEELA; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; three-day program in Hindi and Gujarati with Special Youth Session in English by Swami Narayancharandasji of Vrajbhoomi Ashram; for timings, call the mandir at (407) 699-5277.

AUG. 17: JANMASTAMI FESTIVAL; organized by ISKCON (International Society For Krishna Consciousness) Orlando; ISKCON temple, 2651 Rouse Road, Orlando; 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.; bhajans, arati, cultural program, Abhishek, midnight maha-arati; for information, call (407) 439-4394 or visit www.iskconorlando.com

AUG. 17: KRISHNA JANMASHTMI; 9 p.m. to midnight bhajans and kirtans; Shri Shivdham Hindu Temple, 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando; for information, call (407) 380-2661 or visit http://www.shivtemple.net

ALACHUA

AUG. 17: SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI; organized by Alachua Hare Krishna Temple, 17306 N.W. 112th Blvd., Alachua; all-day darshan from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; arati, children’s costume contest, classical Indian dance and music performance, Radha Krishna abhisheka, maha arati; for details, call the temple at (386) 462-2017, e-mail alachuatemple@gmail.com or visit www.alachuatemple.com

INVERNESS

AUG. 16: KRISHNA JANMASTHAMI; 6 p.m.; Shirdi Sai Florida Center, 4707 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; for information, visit www.shirdiusa.com or call (352) 860-2181.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Khaas Baat celebrates 10 years

August 8, 2014

Dear readers:

This month, Khaas Baat celebrates its 10-year anniversary in print. We want to acknowledge and thank our columnists, past and present for their invaluable contributions, and well-wishers for their help and encouragement. And, of course, the business end of a publication cannot function without support from advertisers. Kudos also go to community leaders across Florida for keeping us informed about events happening in their town. For the last three years, we have been a strategic partner of the INDO-US Chamber of Commerce, Tampa. We look forward to continuing with the partnership for many more years to come. 2014 has been a busier year than normal for us with international events happening in our backyard. We hope we have made a difference with our coverage. We request our regular readers to spread the word about Khaas Baat to Florida newcomers. As always, we welcome your suggestions and any new ideas on how we can expand and better serve the Indian American community in Florida.

Khaas Baat is proud to be the ONE AND ONLY Sunshine State publication to offer comprehensive coverage of happenings in your Florida Indian community. Join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/Khaasbaat.Florida for late-breaking announcements and news. Also, follow us on Twitter @khaasbaat.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

 

 

Patel Brothers now open in Sunrise/Fort Lauderdale

August 5, 2014

Dear readers:

Good news. Patel Brothers has opened in the Sunrise/Fort Lauderdale area. In fact, the store at 3428 N. University Drive, Sunrise, has a grand opening sale going on through Aug. 15.For information, call (954) 742-3004 or visit http://www.patelbros.com

The next Patel Bros store to open in Florida will be in Jacksonville by the end of 2014.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

‘Wahh’ World Fusion Band to perform Aug. 16 in Spring Hill at Silverthorn Country Club

August 5, 2014

Dear readers:

The ‘Wahh’ World Fusion Band will perform Aug. 16 in Spring Hill. It is an East meets West band combining Western jazz and rock with Indian music and is being presented by Traditions at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8; $20 plus tax; cash bar and concessions available. Call (352) 799-4653, Ext. 4.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Special dance performance Aug. 9 at Hindu Temple, Casselberry/Orlando

August 5, 2014

Dear readers:

There will be a special dance performance Aug. 9 in the Casselberry/Orlando area. Performers are four visually Impaired artists from Deepa Academy in Bangalore. The performance will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and is being presented by Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. For information, call Babuji  Ambikapathy at (407) 230-2762, Prashant Saoji at (321) 460-0800 or visit http://www.hindutempleorlando.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Mika Singh to present Orlando concert Aug. 23, 2014

August 5, 2014

Dear readers:

Mika Singh will take the stage with Sunny Leone on Aug. 23 in Orlando. The show is presented by Krish Patel and Satya Shaw and will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Linda Chaplin Theater, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, from 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49. For information, call (407) 454-3334 or (813) 842-0345.

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Melbourne Manav Mandir opening Aug. 15-17

August 5, 2014

Dear readers:

About nine years ago, a dream was born to build a temple and a center for community events in Melbourne. That dream materialized into reality as the Manav Mandir. About 1,000 people are expected to attend opening ceremonies Aug. 15-17. The temple at 7400 Waelti Drive in Melbourne is situated on 37 acres in a secluded area of Suntree. The 7,000-square-foot main hall is surrounded by four buildings. There is also a priest apartment and a kitchen/dining room. Current cost of the temple and land is $9.4 million. The temple is the first phase of the dream project to be followed by the community center.

For details on the opening ceremony, call (321) 426-0688 or visit www.mmbrevard.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

2014 India Independence Day celebrations in Tampa, Orlando/Casselberry, Coral Springs (South Florida), Bartow/Lakeland (Polk County), Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Space Coast (Melbourne), Gainesville, Tallahassee

August 5, 2014

Dear readers:

Some of the communities in Florida celebrating India’s Independence Day in 2014 include:

 TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

The Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay (FIA of Tampa Bay) will celebrate India Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 17, at the India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road. The day begins at 10 a.m. with essay writing and rangoli competitions, followed by seminars/youth education at 11. The cultural/youth program will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., then flag hoisting and chief guest speech. Cultural program will be from 4 to 7 p.m. To participate in the cultural program, call Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747. For other information, call Ravi Narayanan at (813) 760-0323.

 ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY

Hindu Society of Central Florida and the HSCF New Age Group will celebrate India’s Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the mandir community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. There will be a cultural program, speech by distinguished guest and snacks. For information, call Dev Sharma at (407) 862-9920, Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259 or e-mail hscfnewagegroup@yahoo.com

CORAL SPRINGS (SOUTH FLORIDA)

The Association of Indians in America (AIA) South Florida chapter along with other local Indian organizations will hold an annual Independence Day Mela from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Admission and parking is free. On the agenda are a cultural entertainment of music and dance, Indian food and fashion. For details, call Piyush Goyal at (954) 465-4885, Naveen Mehan at (954) 294-8610 or visit http://www.aiaflorida.org

BARTOW/LAKELAND (POLK COUNTY)

The Bhartiya Samaj of Central Florida will hold an Independence Day event on Sunday, Aug. 17, at Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow. For details, call Malay Shah at (863) 512-4062, Vinoobhai Patel at (863) 293-0942 or visit www.bscfl.com

JACKSONVILLE

The Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville will celebrate India’s Independence Day from 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at University of North Florida’s Robinson Theatre, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road, S. The event is open to all and free to the public. For information, e-mail president@jaxics.org or visit www.jaxics.org

FORT MYERS

The Fort Myers India Association will hold Independence Day celebrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, at Lakes Park shelter C-1, 7330 Gladiolus Drive. There also will be a volleyball match. For information, call (239) 898-8110, e-mail ranjugeorge@aol.com or visit www.iafortmyers.org

SPACE COAST (MELBOURNE)

The Indian Association of the Space Coast will hold India Day celebrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., in Melbourne. Admission is free. For information, call (321) 271-6162, e-mail samirporda@yahoo.com or visit http://www.iascbrevard.com

GAINESVILLE

India’s Independence Day will be celebrated from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Indian Cultural & Education Center (ICEC) in its Main Hall. ICEC is at 1115 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville. Admission is free. For details, call Hema Agarwal at (386) 266-7750, email HemaAgarwal@gmail.com or visit http://www.icec-florida.org

TALLAHASSEE

The India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH) will hold Utsav/India Day 2014 on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Godby High School Auditorium, 1717 W. Tharpe St. The event is to celebrate India’s Independence Day and showcase talents of community members. In addition to songs and music, the event will also feature a Quiz contest and a speech contest for middle and high school students. The event is free. For information, e-mail President.iatlh@gmail.com or visit http://www.iatlh.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Shreya Ghoshal concert Aug. 9, 2014, in Fort Lauderdale

July 26, 2014

Dear readers:

National Film Award, Filmfare Award and IIFA Award winner Shreya Ghoshal is re-visiting Florida once again, this time in Fort Lauderdale. She will be presenting a musical concert from 8 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $39. For information, call (954) 590-0955, (954) 749-3221 or visit http://www.parachaentertainment.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786


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