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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Valentine Day 2016 to be held Feb. 14 in Cocoa (Space Coast area)

February 12, 2016

Dear readers:

Valentine Day 2016, organized by Indian Association of Space Coast, will be held from 5 to 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2016. Tickets are $75 per couple. Venue is Holiday Inn Express, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa. For information, call Jaymit Patel at (321) 591-2672 or email iascbrevard@gmail.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Sham-E-Ghazal set Feb. 13, 2016, in Tampa

February 12, 2016

Dear readers:

Organized by Samruddhi Global Inc., Sham-E-Ghazal will be held Feb. 13, 2016, in Tampa. Performers are singer Pandit Radharaman Kirtane, tabla maestro Shankhachur Lahiri, harmonium/singer Dr. Naeem Abrahani and on harmonium Dr. Manohar Apte. Venue is Hillsborough Community College Auditorium, 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10; kids under 18 years of age are free. For tickets, call Snehal Padhye at (813) 598-9130 or email  padhyesnehal4@gmail.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Valentine’s Day Party Feb. 12, 2016, at Tampa India Cultural Center (ICC)

February 7, 2016

Good afternoon:

India Cultural Center will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Party on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, from 7 p.m. at 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa. Cost is $60 per person and its for adults only; free for ICC trustees and spouse. E-mail tampaicc@yahoo.com or call Upen (mama) at (813) 210-5209 for more details.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa to host 11th AACSA Awards Gala Feb. 13, 2016

February 7, 2016

Dear readers:

About 1,000 people are expected at the 11th Awards Gala of the Asian American Convenience Store Owners Association (AACSA) on Saturday, Feb. 13, AACSA Founding President Satya Shaw said. The event at India Cultural Center is complimentary for AACSA members and invited guests. For non-AACSA members, a $1,000 VIP table for 10 includes drinks, dinner, show and photo-op. Also, there is a $500 standard table for 10, including drinks, dinner and show. The theme of the awards gala, which starts at 4 p.m. with social hour and dinner, is Valentine’s Day. ICC is at 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa. For details, call Satya Shaw at (813) 842-0345 or Vijay Gandhi at (863) 287-7970.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

 

Fort Myers India Fest set Feb. 13, 2016

February 7, 2016

Dear readers:

Between 4,000 to 5,000 people are expected to attend the 29th India Fest put together by the India Association of Fort Myers (IAFM), according to IAFM President Ravi Devaguptapu. The 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. event on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, will be at Hammond Stadium, 14100 Ben C. Pratt/6 Mile Cypress Parkway. The outdoor festival will feature Indian food, dance, music, handicrafts and clothing.  Entry fee per person is $5; parking is free. For information, e-mail ravi@fteinc.net or visit http://www.iafortmyers.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa INDO-US Chamber of Commerce meeting Jan. 20, 2016

January 17, 2016

Dear readers:

Organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce, the monthly Business & Networking Event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Guest speaker is Jairek Robbins, a performance coach and motivational speaker. The 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. event is free and will be held at Centre Club, 123 S. Westshore Blvd., 8th floor, Tampa; no RSVP required. For information, visit www.indo-us.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Tampa ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather Jan. 20, 2016

January 17, 2016

Dear readers:

The monthly ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather will be on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 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

2016 India Republic Day celebrations in Lauderhill (South Florida), Tampa, Orlando, Gainesville

January 13, 2016

Dear readers:

Here are a few of the Florida communities celebrating India’s Republic Day in 2016.
SOUTH FLORIDA (LAUDERHILL): The Indian Religious and Cultural Center (IRCC) will hold its Lohri/Republic Day/Anand Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Central Broward Regional Park, Corporate Shelter No. 1, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill. For information on the event, which is free to attend, call (954) 543-1539, e-mail board@irccflorida.com or visit http://www.irccflorida.com/
TAMPA: The Federation of India Associations (FIA) of Tampa Bay will hold its Republic Day event Sunday, Jan. 31, at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa. Festivities will begin from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Booths by member associations in respective regional languages will be set up. Food/vendor booths will be day long. For more information, call FIA President Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540 or event chair Nila Patel at (813) 494-4494.
ORLANDO: The Hindu Society of Central Florida (HSCF) New Age Group will hold Republic Day celebrations from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, in the HSCF Community Hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. For information, call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259 or email hscfnewagegroup@yahoo.com
GAINESVILLE: The India Cultural & Education Center in Gainesville will celebrate India’s Republic Day on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the center, 1115 S.W. 13th St. Indian food and snacks will be sold before the cultural program. For details, visit http://www.icec-florida.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

India Day at Amway Center in Orlando will be on Jan. 31, 2016

January 13, 2016

Dear readers:

India Day will be on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) partners with Orlando Magic for the event at Amway Center, 400 W. Church St. The street fest starts at 3 p.m. followed by 6 p.m. Magic vs. Boston Celtics game. For more information, visit http://www.iaccorlando.com or email info@iaccorlando.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Vedic Cultural Center of Central Florida presents ‘Bollywood Through the Ages’ Jan. 16 in Orlando

January 13, 2016

Dear readers:

The Vedic Cultural Center of Central Florida presents Bollywood Through the Ages on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Bahia Shriners Auditorium, 2300 Pembrook Drive, Orlando. Doors open at 5 p.m.; to purchase $15, $25 tickets, visit https://btta.eventbrite.com; proceeds to benefit mandir construction. For information, call Karishma at (407) 802-8716.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786


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