Khaas Baat readers

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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Raksha Bandhan Celebration and Bowling Party in Davie postponed to Sept. 6, 2015

August 23, 2015

Dear readers:

Due to the possible threat from tropical depression/storm Erika, Indian Regional & Cultural Center has postponed its Raksha Bandhan Celebration and Bowling Party to Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, from 3 to 6 p.m. at SpareZ Bowling Arena, 5325 S. University Drive, Davie. The event is free for current members; family membership is $50, non-members $10 per person. For information, call (954) 543-1539 or visit www.irccflorida.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

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India International Film Festival of Tampa Bay Aug. 28-30, 2015

August 23, 2015

Good morning:

The 5th India International Film Festival of Tampa Bay (IIFF) will kick off on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Carmike Cinemas (formerly Muvico) Centro Ybor 20. The three-day festival is a celebration of culture, tolerance and films. Movies will be shown in English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Nepali and other languages. The event is more than a chance to take in the movies; it is a chance to educate and inspire. The short films and documentaries chosen are meant to leave audiences with a greater understanding of the issues facing India. The festival will open with a red-carpet reception at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 with filmmakers and other VIPs in attendance. The second and third day (Aug. 29-30) of the festival begin at 1 p.m. with film screenings in two theaters simultaneously.

Individual movie tickets are $10. Opening night ticket, which includes dinner and cocktails, is $50. The festival pass includes entry into every film screening and all festival events (excluding Saturday night party) is $75; a one-day pass for admission into all films and on-site events on Saturday or Sunday is $25; a two-day pass is $40. Film passes are available at http://www.IIFFTampa.com and at the door.

For information or sponsorship and other questions, email info@iifftampa.com or call (813) 308-9797.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Melodious Moods concert takes stage Aug. 22, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale

August 17, 2015

Dear readers:

Melodious Moods, an Indian classical vocal music concert, featuring Hemang Mehta (vocal), Meghashyam Keshav on tabla and Dr. Neelesh Nadkarni on harmonium, will take the stage from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. Venue is Broward County Main Library Auditorium, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. It is presented by Association of Performing Arts of India. For information, visit http://www.apaiart.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa INDO-US chamber meeting Aug. 19, 2015

August 17, 2015

Good evening readers:

Organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce, the monthly Business & Networking Event will be on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at HCI Ballroom, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a panel discussion on non-profits. No RSVP is required. For information, visit http://www.indo-us.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather Aug. 19, 2015

August 17, 2015

Dear readers:

The monthly ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather will be on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, 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

Manasota India Festival Aug. 22, 2015

August 17, 2015

Dear readers:

The third annual Manasota India Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto, from noon to 8 p.m. There will be food, cultural activities and a dance program during the event organized by the Gujarati Association of Manasota and Indian American Association of Manatee and Sarasota. For information, call (941) 518-6298 or (941) 962-9812.

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

2015 India Independence Day celebrations in Tampa, Orlando/Casselberry, Coral Springs (South Florida), Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Melbourne (Space Coast), Gainesville, Tallahassee

August 9, 2015

Dear readers:

Florida communities celebrating the festive occasion 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. 16, at the India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road. The day begins at 9 a.m. with commercial exhibits followed by art and cooking competitions at 9:30 and 10 respectively, imaginative candle making workshop at 11 and flag hoisting at 1:30. The cultural programs, including FIA Music and FIA Dance Idols, among others, will be from 2:30 p.m. Guests of honor are USF College of Medicine Associate Dean for International Affairs Dr. John Sinnott, Geography Bee volunteer coach Kumar Nandur who has trained national champions. For more information, see ad on page 16.

ORLANDO/CASSELBERRY
Hindu Society of Central Florida and the HSCF New Age Group will celebrate India’s Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 16, from noon to 2 p.m. in the mandir community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. There will be a cultural program. 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

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 noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Admission and parking is free. On the agenda is cultural entertainment of music and dance, and Indian food. For details, call Piyush Goyal at (954) 465-4885, Naveen Mehan at (954) 294-8610 or visit http://www.aiaflorida.org

JACKSONVILLE
The Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville will celebrate India’s Independence Day from 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Nease High School, 10550 Ray Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. All ICS members and regional organizations of the Jacksonville area are invited. Activities include a skit, film presentation, songs, dances, quiz and essay competition. The event is open to all and free to the public. For information, e-mail president@jaxics.org or visit http://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. 16, at Lakes Park shelter C-1, 7330 Gladiolus Drive. For information, e-mail chawlasu@gmail.com or visit http://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. 8, at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., in Melbourne. Admission is free. For information, call (321) 288-7717, e-mail rajconnect13@gmail.com or visit http://www.iascbrevard.com

GAINESVILLE
India’s Independence Day will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 22, 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 2015 on Saturday, Aug. 15. 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 time, venue and other details, e-mail President.iatlh@gmail.com or visit http://www.iatlh.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Ashtavakra Gita spiritual discourses June 19-26, 2015, in Tampa

June 22, 2015

Dear readers:

Ashtavakra Gita, spiritual discourses by Swami Tadrupanand Saraswati of Manan Ashram, Bharuch, will be held June 19-26, 2015, at India Cultural Center Lotus Hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa. Timings are 7 to 8:30 p.m. The lecture is in Gujarati and all are welcome; prasad/dinner will be served. For information, call Kaushik Joshi at (813) 298-5037.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar vocal concert June 28, 2015, in Tampa

June 22, 2015

Good morning readers:

An Indian Classical Vocal Concert featuring vocalist Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar along with Shankhachur Lahiri on tabla will be held on Sunday, June 28, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $30; For information, call (813) 549-9288 or visit http://www.shrutiaim.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather June 17, 2015

June 16, 2015

Dear readers:

The India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather will be Wednesday, June 17, at ICC, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the agenda is 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


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