Khaas Baat readers

October 3, 2008

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Thanks.

Nitish S. Rele

Editor/Publisher

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

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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

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

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

Gujarati play ‘Umar Chhe Antique Pan Dil Chhe Romantic’ takes stage April 17 in Orlando

April 10, 2016

Dear readers:

Gujarati Society of Central Florida will present a Gujarati comedy play “Umar Chhe Antique Pan Dil Chhe Romantic” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando. It stars TV actors Apara Mehta and Firoz Bhagat. The drama is free for society members; $35 for non-members. For information, visit http://www.gujaratisocietycfl.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

‘Bal Gandharva: Remembering Natya Sangeet Legend concert April 17 in Tampa

April 10, 2016

Good afternoon:

Swaradhana will present “Bal Gandharva: Remembering Natya Sangeet Legend” on Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Tampa. Vocalist Pandit Anand Bhate will be accompanied by Aditya Oak on harmonium and Prasad Padhye on tabla. The concert will be at Arbor Greene Community Center, 18000 Arbor Greene Drive, from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person till April 13; thereafter, $35; to buy tickets, visit http://www.swaradhana.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Swami Mukundananda presents free discourses in Jacksonville (April 2-7), Miami (April 9-15), Tampa/St. Petersburg (April 16-24)

April 6, 2016

Dear readers:

Renowned spiritual leader Swami Mukundananda is touring Florida this month (April 2016) to present discourses in English, as well as yoga and meditation. A Vedic scholar and senior disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji, Mukundananda has held discourses throughout the world for devotees dedicated to achieving true, unlimited bliss in all aspects of life. For more information about the Jagadguru Kripalu Yog, visit http://www.jkyog.org

JACKSONVILLE
APRIL 2-7: “GROW FROM WITHIN TO SUCCEED IN LIFE;” Hindu Society of North East Florida (HSNEF), 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday; for information, call Sonia Shahani at (904) 429-3803.

SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI)
APRIL 9-15: “THE ESSENCE OF SPIRITUALITY;” Miami Laxmi Narayan Mandir, 9851 S.W. 168 St., Miami; 4 to 7 pm. Saturday-Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday; followed by dinner; for information, call Sarada Premmaraju at (860) 605-3683.

TAMPA
APRIL 16-21: “GROW FROM WITHIN TO SUCCEED IN LIFE;” Vishnu Mandir, 5803 Lynn Road, Tampa; 5 to 8 pm. Saturday-Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday; followed by dinner; for information, call Sushma Srivastava at (727) 490-2298 or (727) 743-1183.

ST. PETERSBURG
APRIL 22-24: “FLORIDIAN RETREAT WITH SWAMI MUKUNDANANDA;” Days Inn St Petersburg North, 5005 34th St. N., St. Petersburg; $250 per adult and $125 per child; for information, call Sushma Srivastava at (727) 743-1183 or (904) 962-9378.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

1-act plays ‘Ji Jaisi Aapki Marzi’ and ‘Taconic Parkway’ take stage April 9 in Tampa, April 10 in Orlando/Altamonte Springs

April 6, 2016

Dear readers:

Two one-act plays will take stage on April 9 in Tampa and April 10 in Orlando. The dramas are “Ji Jaisi Aapki Marzi” written by Nadira Zaheer Babbar in Hindi and “Taconic Parkway” written by Sudipta Bhawmik in English.

TAMPA

APRIL 9: presented by Theatrix USA and Manjusha Naik; HCC Brandon Campus, Brandon Student Services Building ( BSSB), 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa; $20 per person; light refreshments will be served; parental guidance recommended for children under 18; for tickets, call Manjusha Naik at (813) 842-8563 or Vrushali Pendharkar at (813) 966-3475.

ORLANDO/ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

APRIL 10: presented by Theatrix USA; Eastmonte Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs; 1 to 5 p.m.; tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at www.eventsdesignedbykish.blogspot.com; for information, call Kishor Pathare at (321) 960-5497 or email kishorpathare@yahoo.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786


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