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October 3, 2008

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Nitish S. Rele

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North South holding National Finals Aug. 20-21 in Tampa

August 20, 2016

Good morning:

For the first time, North South Foundation (www.northsouth.org) is holding its National Finals in Tampa. The contests will be Aug. 20-21 at the University of South Florida. Held in the United States since 1993, the contests are designed to encourage excellence among Indian American children and prepare them to enter better colleges.

Spelling, essay, math, vocabulary, geography, science and public speaking contests are offered. The contests are grouped into Junior, Intermediate or Senior levels for children from first- through 12th-grade. Conducted every year in two steps, children participate in regional contests at various locations throughout the country. Then students with high scores, based on a cut-off, advance to the National Finals. About 1,800 students and nearly 1,500 parents from all over the United States and delegates from NSF Nationals team will be attending the Tampa event.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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2016 India Independence Day celebrations in Tampa, Bartow/Plant City/Lakeland, Orlando/Casselberry, Fort Myers, Melbourne (Space Coast), Gainesville, Tallahassee

August 13, 2016

Good morning readers:

 Florida communities celebrating Independence day in 2016 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. 14, at the India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road. The day begins at 10 a.m. with exhibits on display; flag hoisting will be at 12:30. Melody Makers musical group will perform from 4:30 p.m. There also will be a cultural program by local talent. For information, call FIA President Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540 or Event Chair Ramnarayan Mani at (201) 238-4263.

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY

Hindu Society of Central Florida and the HSCF New Age Group will celebrate India’s Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the mandir community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. There will be a kids patriotic parade and cultural programs. Indian snacks and hot tea/coffee will be provided. Entry is free with prior RSVP. For information, call Dev Sharma at (407) 862-9920, Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259 or e-mail hscfnewagegroup@yahoo.com

BARTOW/PLANT CITY/LAKELAND

The Bhartiya Samj of Central Florida will hold an Independence Day celebration at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow. Cost per person is $25. For more information, call Subhash S. Patel at (863) 648-0294 or visit www.bscfl.com

FORT MYERS

The Fort Myers India Association will hold Independence Day celebrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Lakes Park shelter C-1, 7330 Gladiolus Drive. For information, e-mail ravi@fteinc.net 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 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., in Melbourne. Admission is free. For information, call Neha Shah at (321) 223-4411 or visit http://www.iascbrevard.com

GAINESVILLE

India’s Independence Day will be celebrated from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Indian Cultural & Education Center (ICEC), 1115 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville. Admission is free. For details, call Hema Agarwal at (386) 266-7750, email HemaAgarwal@gmail.com or visit www.icec-florida.org

TALLAHASSEE

The India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH) will hold Utsav/India Day 2016 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Moore Auditorium, 127 Honors Way. The event is to celebrate India’s Independence Day and showcase talents of community members. In addition to songs and music, the event will feature quiz and poster contests. The event is free. For details, e-mail President.iatlh@gmail.com or visit www.iatlh.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

 

Dream Team star concert Aug. 14, 2016, in Orlando

August 7, 2016

Dear readers:

The Dream Team Star Concert will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the CFE Arena in Orlando. Presented by Krish Patel and Satya Shaw, it features rapper Badshah, actors Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur, and director-producer Karan Johar.

CFE Arena is at 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando. Tickets starting at $59 can be purchased at www.bollywoodeventsfl.com For information, call Krish Patel at (407) 453-3334 or Satya Shaw at (813) 842-0345.

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

 

 

 

Sunidhi Chauhan, Ayushmann Khurrana Orlando concert July 8, 2016

July 5, 2016

Dear readers:

Filmfare Award winners singer Sunidhi Chauhan and actor/singer Ayushmann Khurrana will take to the stage July 8 for the first time together in Orlando.  Khurrana won the Filmfare Awards for Best Male Debut and Best Male Playback Singer in his debut film “Vicky Donor” in 2012. Since then, he has excelled acting and singing for “Nautanki Saala” (‘Saadi Galli Aaja’ and ‘Tu Hi Tu’), and “Bewakoofiyaan” (‘Khamakhaan’ and ‘O Heeriye’), “Hawaizaada” (‘Dil-e-Nadaan’). He also acted in last year’s hit “Dum Laga Ke Haisha.”

Chauhan made her singing debut for the film “Shastra” when she was just 11 years old. Thereafter, she was winner of the Doordarshan singing reality show “Meri Awaz Suno.” Her big break came when she sang the hit ‘Ruki Ruki Thi Zindagi’ for Ram Gopal Varma’s “Mast.” Since then, there has been no looking back for this versatile singer whose list of hits runs by the dozens. Some of the melodious chartbusters include ‘Dhoom Machale’ from “Dhoom” and ‘Kamli’ from “Dhoom 3,” ‘Ishq Sufiyana’ (“The Dirty Picture”), ‘Sajna Ve Sajna’ (“Chameli”), ‘Sheila Ki Jawaani’ (“Tees Maar Khan”), ‘Bin Tere’ (“I Hate Love Story”), ‘Beedi Jalaile’ (“Omkara”), ‘Desi Girl’ (“Dostana”), and ‘Say Shava Shava’ (“Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham”).

Organized by Krish Patel and Satya Shaw, the Sunidhi and Ayushmann concert will be from 8 p.m. at Orange County Convention Center, Linda Chapin Theater, 9800 International Drive, Orlando. Tickets starting at $39 can be purchased at http://www.bollywoodeventsfl.com For information, call Patel at (407) 454-3334 or Shaw at (813) 842-0345.

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

1st Tampa Bay Classical Music & Dance Festival May 21

May 15, 2016

Dear readers:

It is the first of a kind, started with the vision of turning into a grand tradition, something you don’t want to miss. The first annual daylong 2016 Tampa Bay Indian Music & Dance Festival will be held on Saturday, May 21, in Tampa. Among the artists performing are Sangeet Natak Academy winner Pandit Nayan Ghosh on both sitar and tabla, vocalists Sangeeta Lahiri, Radharaman Kirtane and Lavanya Dinesh, Shankh Lahiri and Thiru Pant on tabla, Bharat Natyam dancer Tara Priyadarshani, Kuchipudi dancer Madhuri Gudla, and K.V. Mahabala on sitar, and others. Besides a dozen world-class musicians and dancers of the highest caliber, the all-day extravaganza, aimed at both Indian and non-Indian audiences, will showcase yoga, kirtan, henna artists and Indian food and merchandise vendors.
The event is presented by India Cultural Center and Tampa’s Shruti Foundation. The festival is offered in two sessions, (11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) each is $25 or $39 for both. VIP combo tickets are available for $50 at the door as well. Discounted tickets can be purchased till May 15 at http://www.shrutischoolofmusic.com for $20/session, $35/combo. Kids ages 12 and younger are free.
India Cultural Center is at 5511 Lynn Road. For more information, call (813) 549-9288 or visit theshrutifoundation.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee to speak at Tampa INDO-US chamber meeting May 18, 2016

May 15, 2016

Dear readers:

The INDO-US Chamber of Commerce in Tampa will hold its Business & Networking Event on May 18, 2016. Guest speaker is Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee. The event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is free and will be held at HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa; no RSVP required; for information, visit http://www.indo-us.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather May 18

May 15, 2016

Dear readers:

The monthly ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather will be on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no minimum age requirement. For information or ride, call 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

Tampa Hindu Temple of Florida anniversary celebrations May 19-22

May 15, 2016

Good afternoon:

The Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, in Tampa will hold its anniversary celebrations from May 19-22, 2016. For details, call (813) 962-6890 or visit http://www.htfl.org/

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Shankar Ehsaan Loy concert May 13, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale

May 8, 2016

Good morning readers:

If you’ve never seen Shankar Ehsaan Loy on stage, here’s your chance. You don’t want to miss the only concert in Florida this month, set for Friday, May 13, in Fort Lauderdale. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend. Presented by Paracha Entertainment and Woodlands Indian Cuisine, the concert will be a tribute to two musical geniuses, S.D. Burman and R.D. Burman. The show, which also features a new generation of singers, begins at 8:30 p.m. at the recently renovated War Memorial Auditorium, 800 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets starting at $39 can be purchased at http://www.parachaentertainment.com For information, call (954) 590-0955.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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813-758-1786

Doctors Expo & Health Fair April 16, 2016, at Space Coast Stadium in Melbourne

April 10, 2016

Dear readers:

A Doctors Expo & Health Fair will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Space Coast Stadium, 5800 Stadium Parkway, #101, Melbourne. The event is presented by Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation. For details, visit http://www.doctorsfoundation.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786