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October 3, 2008

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Nitish S. Rele

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November 9, 2014

Dear readers:

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Thanks,

NITISH S. RELE

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Music director/brother duo Salim Sulaiman concert Nov. 22 in Coral Springs (South Florida)

November 9, 2014

Dear readers:

The music director/brother duo of Salim and Sulaiman will take the stage at Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 22. The 8 p.m. concert is being presented by Paracha Entertainment and Woodlands restaurant. Sons of Telugu film industry composer Sadruddin Merchant, Salim mastered the piano at the Trinity School of Music in London; Sulaiman took up the tabla and was mentored by masters such as Taufiq Qureshi and tabla prodigy Ustad Zakir Hussain. By incorporating Western, folk, Hindustani and Sufi influences to their music, the two have enthralled audiences around the world. They have provided music for such hit films as “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,” “Chak De India,” “Dor,” “Kaal,” “Neal ‘n’ Nikki” and “Band Baaja Baraat.” Coral Springs center is at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased at http://www.parachaentertainment.com For information, call Paracha at (954) 590-0955 or Woodlands at (954) 749-3221.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Abhinava Dance Company to perform in Tampa (Nov. 16), Avon Park (Nov. 22)

November 9, 2014

Dear readers:

Abhinava Dance Company of India will present performances on Nov. 16 in Tampa and on Nov. 22 in Avon Park. The Tampa Hindu Temple of Florida will present a Kathakitathom Dance Ballet by Nirupama and Rajendra of Abhinava for its gala fundraising banquet. Proceeds go to the new shrines and Mahakumbhabhishekam 2015. The charity event will begin at 4 p.m. at the India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road. Tickets start at $100. For information, call the temple at (813) 962-6890.
South Florida State College (SFSC) in Avon Park kicks off its 2014-15 Artist Series with the Abhinava show, a dazzling blend of traditional Indian and modern dance. Under the creative leadership of Nirupama and Rajendra, Abhinava delivers a passionate performance with dazzling costumes and beautiful choreography accompanied by global music. “Audiences will witness the passion of gods, the happiness of lovers, and the serenity of perfection,” said Cindy Garren, director of SFSC Cultural Programs.
South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts is at 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. event start at $20. To purchase, visit http://www.sfscarts.org or call the box office at (863) 784-7178.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa to host AACSA Convention Nov. 16

November 9, 2014

Dear readers:

More than 1,000 people are expected at the 10th annual convention of the Asian American Convenience Store Owners Association (AACSA) on Sunday, Nov. 16, AACSA Founding President Satya Shaw said. The event is free for store owners and invited guests. Otherwise, entry is $12; VIP cost is $30, which includes beer and food.
The convention runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. For details, call Satya Shaw at (813) 960-7429, (813) 842-0345, e-mail aacsai@aol.com To register, visit http://www.aacsa.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Celebrate ‘Sharad’ on Nov. 22 in Tampa

November 9, 2014

Good morning readers:
India Cultural Center will present internationally renowned composer Kanniks Kannikeswaran’s creation “Sharad – A Celebration of Autumn” on Saturday, Nov. 22. A community choir from Tampa will perform the music and will be supported by a local Western choir and a chamber orchestra. All the dances will be performed by local dance teams and will be coordinated and directed by the well-known dancer and choreographer Revanta Sarabhai from Ahmedabad, who had choreographed “Sharad” in the Netherlands in 2013.
Also performing in Tampa is Vidita Kanniks, whose invocation was presented at the historic speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Madison Square Garden, N.Y.
Tickets start at $25 for the 7:30 p.m. multimedia musical journey at ICC, 5511 Lynn Road. For information, call Manjul Derasari at (813) 503-8584 or Saurabh Chokshi at (813) 317-1737.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa India Festival Nov. 15, 2014

November 8, 2014

Dear readers:

The Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay (GSTB) will hold its 27th annual daylong India Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Florida State Fairgrounds. About 10,000 people are expected to come and enjoy the activities. This year’s chairman is Dr. Mahesh Amin.
In the Expo Hall, about 150 booths will offer a variety of food, fashion, jewelry, film DVDs and CDs, arts and crafts, photo studio and home décor. In an adjacent Entertainment Hall, performers will be decked out in traditional attire for four categories of dance competition – garba, raas, folk and bhangra. Throughout the hall, several closed-circuit TV monitors will be set up so people can shop and eat while watching the dances.
The India Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets are $9 for adults; $5 for children 10 and younger.
There are still a few vendor booths available. For vendor information, call Vijay Gandhi at (863) 287-7970. For all other information, e-mail 2014indiafest@gmail.com or visit http://www.indiafestivaltampa.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Miss India Florida Pageant brings glamour to Tampa on Nov. 14, 2014

November 8, 2014

Good morning readers:

Forget the wild beasts and thrill rides. On Nov. 14, Tampa’s Busch Gardens turns on the Bollywood glitz as 15 young women vie to be chosen Miss India Florida. They’ll come from across the Sunshine State — including Tallahassee, Tampa, Jacksonville, Kissimmee and Fort Myers — with hopes of winning the state title and a chance to compete in the Miss India USA pageant on Dec. 14.
“We could not be more thrilled about the turnout and the number of young ladies competing in the pageant,” pageant director Rahul Prakash said. “The audience will not be disappointed. There is going to be a little bit of everything: a question-and-answer session with Preity Zinta, phenomenal dance performances, the comedy of Rajiv Satyal, and it all leads up to the crowning of our next Miss India Florida.” Satyal will emcee the show and USF bhangra group Bull Bhangra will perform.
Busch Gardens’ Stanleyville Theater opens at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for advance purchase at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/miss-india-florida-2014-tickets-13320416725

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Tampa and South Florida (Plantation) Awareness & Gala Dinner (Miss America Nina Davuluri to attend) Nov. 7-8, 2014

November 5, 2014

Good morning readers:

Just a reminder about two Hindu American Foundation (HAF) events in Florida:

TAMPA

NOV. 7: ANNUAL TAMPA AWARENESS & GALA DINNER; presented by Hindu American Foundation; keynote speaker 2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri; 7 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email haftampa@gmail.com or visit http://www.hafsite.org
NOV. 8: ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA AWARENESS & GALA DINNER; presented by Hindu American Foundation; keynote speaker 2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri; 5 to 9 p.m.; Quality Inn, Sawgrass Conference Center, 1711 N. University Drive, Plantation; for information, email abha@gdkn.com or visit http://www.hafsite.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa Royal Orchid restaurant grand opening features free buffet Nov. 4

October 31, 2014

Good evening readers:

Royal Orchid Bar & Grille in Tampa will hold its grand opening on Tuesday, Nov. 4. A free buffet will be served that day from noon to 9 p.m. The restaurant in the Ramada hotel offers Indian, American, Thai, Chinese, Italian and Arabic food. There also is an 11,000-square-foot banquet facility to seat up to 400 people. Catering is offered for anniversaries, weddings, engagements, birthday parties, etc. Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Royal Orchid is at 1200 N. Westshore Blvd. For information, call (813) 289-4647 or (813) 282-3636.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

House of Spices of Southwest Florida now open in Fort Myers

October 6, 2014

Good morning readers:

House of Spices of Southwest Florida has opened in Fort Myers with a big Diwali sale. The store at 9841 Bernwood Place Drive (six miles of Cypress Parkway) can be reached at (239) 931-3901. It is open 11 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. daily.

Regards,
NITISH S. RELE
EDITOR/PUBLISHER
WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM
813-758-1786


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