Congrats to the Men in Blue! Outstanding job against Pakistan in the World Cup 2011 semi-finals. Now, we move on to the India-Sri Lanka finals Saturday, April 2. Folks in Tampa Bay, here’s your chance to watch the India-Sri Lanka match live on a 10-foot HD projection screen with state-of-the-art surround sound system at Bollywood Cafe, 9648 West Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, from 4 a.m. There are 100 seats available, out of which 20 are priority seating at $10; the rest are Variety seating at $5 each. Breakfast menu has 5 items at $5 each. Free Wi-Fi will enable you to work during the game. For reservations, visit www.bollywoodcafe.us or call (813) 926-4000.
And the India Cultural Center, 5509 Lynn Road, in Tampa is showing the match from 4:30 p.m. for free in its Magnolia Ball on the big screen. Food, drinks, tea and coffee will be available for purchase. For information, call (813) 264-4638.
Also, if India wins the match, Tun-du-ree in Tampa is offering free mango lassi for the whole day for anyone on Saturday, April. No purchase necessary. Tun-du-ree is at 1506 W. Kennedy Blvd. and the other location is at 3409 W. Bay-To-Bay Blvd. For information, call Tun-du-ree at 1-888-638-7318 or visit http://www.tunduree.com
West Central Florida (Orlando) residents can watch the match at the Hindu Society (Temple) of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, community hall from 5 a.m. FYI, the temple canteen will be open from 5 onward. Admission is free. For information on the mandir and its activities, call (407) 699-5277 or visit http://www.hindutempleorlando.org
Also, the match will be shown live on the big screen from 5 a.m. at Touchstar Cinemas’ Southcase 7, 12441 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, courtesy of Dattani Entertainment. Admission is $5. For information, call (407) 240-0001 or visit www.dattanientertainment.com
Here’s wishing the India team good wishes and best of luck,
NITISH S. RELE