Archive for February, 2011

Gujarati play ‘Dikri No. 1’ to be staged Feb. 25 in Tampa

February 21, 2011

Dear readers:

A Gujarati play “Dikri No. 1” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, in Tampa. It is being presented by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay. The drama is free for Samaj members; non-members pay $15. For more information, call Dr. Ashok Modh at (813) 728-4450 or visit www.gujaratisamaj.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Ekal fundraisers set in Lakeland, Jacksonville, Ocala, Tampa, Orlando

February 21, 2011

Dear readers:

Lakeland, Jacksonville, Ocala, Tampa and Orlando are gearing up to hold Ekal Vidyalaya fundraisers. Presenting film songs, ghazals and bhajans at all the concerts will be the Manoj Mishra Musical Group. He will be accompanied by Nirupama Dey, 2007 “Sa Re Ga Ma” finalist. Rajendra Nakashe will be on the tabla/dholak, Ashwin Rokade on the keyboard and Pramod Katekar on the guitar.

A charitable trust, Ekal Vidyalaya (www.ekal.org) initiates, supports and runs non-formal one-teacher schools in India. The movement strives to create a network of non-formal schools and health education that will educate and empower children in tribal India.

Here are the venues and dates for all the fundraisers in Florida:

LAKELAND: For more information on the Feb. 25 show at 8 p.m. at Shri Swaminarayan Temple, 2793 New Tampa Highway, call Nilesh Patel at (863) 853-9315, Hasmukh M. Patel at (863) 965-1453 or Jay Patel (863) 802-1868 or e-mail meghabhai@gmail.com

JACKSONVILLE: For more information on the Feb. 26 show from 5 to 8 p.m. at Landmark Middle School, 101 Kernan Blvd. N., call Dilip Kothekar at (904) 737-1269 or email dilipkothekar@bellsouth.net

OCALA: For more information on the March 4 show at 7:30 p.m. at India Association Cultural & Education Center, 2030 N.E. 36th Ave., call Nand Kishore Karve at (352) 237-3084 or e-mail karven@hotmail.com

TAMPA: For more information on the March 5 show from 6 p.m. at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road (tickets are $25), call Jawahar Tauk at (727) 480-3829 or e-mail jtaunk@tampabay.rr.com

ORLANDO: For more information on the March 6 show, call Suresh Gupta at (407) 619-1500 or e-mail suresh@parksquarehomes.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Vishal Vaid concert Feb. 20 in Ocoee/Orlando area

February 17, 2011

Dear readers:

Vishal Vaid will present ghazals, bhajans, geets and film songs from 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 9600 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. The event is hosted by Ricky Singh. For information, call (407) 291-6900, (407) 383-3231, (407) 963-6862 or (407) 731-5909.

Thanks,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786

Dance Fusion in Orlando Feb. 12

February 5, 2011

Dear readers:

Dance Fusion will be held Saturday, Feb. 12. It has been in production nationwide for seven years and this is the second year that it will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. An experience unlike any other, Dance Fusion brings together some of the most electrifying teams from across the nation competing for cash prizes. Teams incorporate a unique style of dancing where the western culture meets the eastern.

Dance Fusion is hosted by two non-profit organizations – Exit 10 and JSK Entertainment. KhaasBaat is a media sponsor also.

For group tickets and sponsorship, call Krunal Patel at (239) 250-1497 or Neal Patel at (407) 616-8872. For more information, visit www.Dance-Fusion.com

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786