Archive for October, 2012

Kuchipudi Dance by Shantala Shivalingappa Oct. 11-13 at Ringling arts festival in Sarasota

October 8, 2012

Dear readers:

There will be a Kuchipudi dance Oct. 11-13. It is part of the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota. Performer is  Shantala Shivalingappa (http://www.shantalashivalingappa.com/), who will present the one-hour dance performance at 8 p.m. on Thursday, and 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $25, $35 and $45. For information, call (941) 360-7399 or visit http://www.ringlingartsfestival.org/2012/

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NITISH S. RELE

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Art of living basic course Oct. 11-14 in Tampa

October 8, 2012

Dear readers:

The Art of Living basic course will be taught Oct. 11-14 in Tampa. It will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, at Rodeway Inn, 201 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Also, every Saturday at 11 a.m., there is a free Mind and Meditation Workshop by Art of Living at the same location. For information on the basic course or the free workshop, contact Sejal Patel at (727) 415-4268 or e-mail sejalaol@gmail.com or Anvesh Kalia at (917) 582-2971 or e-mail Anveshkalia@gmail.com

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NITISH S. RELE

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Swami Mukundananda talks from Oct. 7-13 in Tampa

October 6, 2012

Dear readers:

Swami Mukundananda will give talks in English, yoga and meditation from Oct. 7-13 at the Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa. Yoga and meditation will be 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Discourses will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. For free registration, visit www.jkyog.org/2012; for information, call Himmatbhai Parekh at (813) 969-1661 or Satish Sharma at (813) 877-2192.

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NITISH S. RELE

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25th annual Tampa India Festival on Nov. 2-3, 2012

October 6, 2012

Dear readers:

India Festival in Tampa will celebrate its 25-year anniversary Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at Florida State Fairgrounds. The annual event is organized by the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay. This being the 25th-year anniversary, the festival will be held for two days. On Friday, “Lamhe” and “Sensations” musical concerts will be presented from 6 p.m. to midnight. Also, an InFusion Bollywood Dance Competition will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. for ages 13 and older. “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa” TV show choreographers Jasmin Oza and Karishma Zaveri will hold free initial auditions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, in Tampa. Winners will be choreographed by the professionals to participate in the InFusion competition, which also will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3. For information on InFusion, call Niti Shah at (310) 729-6484 or Smita Patel at (813) 334-7279.

Also a first is a 20-over night cricket match Saturday night from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on the grounds of the state fairgrounds. Players will be selected from the over-40 cricket teams in the Tampa Bay area.

And India Festival is sponsoring a Food Drive by partnering with Feeding America Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Sheriff Charities. Attendees are requested to bring canned food items to the fairgrounds on either day. Receiving surplus food donations from growers, manufacturers, supermarkets and organized community food drives, Feeding America Tampa Bay distributes food to the needy through its distribution to a partnership network of more than 600 faith-based and other incorporated non-profit organizations.

On Nov. 2, the festival will begin from 6 p.m. and the next day, from 11 a.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets are $15 (includes Friday parking) for a two-day pass or $8 for Saturday only (Saturday parking is $5 per vehicle). The two-day ticket will be sold on the India Festival Web site starting from Oct. 5. Saturday-only passes will be sold at the venue or on the Web site.

For more information, call festival Chairman Pradip C. Patel at (813) 785-2736, Samaj President Chetan Shah at (727) 688-6149, e-mail info@indiafestivaltampa.com or visit www.indiafestivaltampa.com

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NITISH S. RELE

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‘Beyond Bollywood: 18th annual South Asian Film Festival’ Oct. 6-7 in Orlando/Maitland area

October 4, 2012

Dear readers:

“Beyond Bollywood: 18th annual South Asian Film Festival” will be held Oct. 6-7 at Enzian Teater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. Films to be screened include “West is West,” “Valley of Saints,” “Big in Bollywood” and “Abu, Son of Adam.” Individual tickets are $10 or $35 for series pass. For information, call Asian Cultural Association at (407) 333-3667 or Kiran Arora at (407) 876-5772 or visit www.enzian.org

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NITISH S. RELE

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Bhagavad Gita Retreat Oct. 5-7 by Swami Udit Chaithanyaji in Orlando/Casselberry area

October 4, 2012

Dear readers:

A Bhagavad Gita Retreat will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, in Casselberry/Orlando area. Swami Udit Chaithanyaji will give a free discourse “Awakening to New Consciousness” in English from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. For more information, call theHSCF office at (407) 699-5277, Dr. Aravind Pillai at (407) 718-8733, Ganesh Ramachandran at (407) 970-5253, or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

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NITISH S. RELE

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Shyama’s Art to present ‘Student-Teacher Show’ Oct. 5-29 in Tampa

October 4, 2012

Dear readers:

Shyama’s Art will present a “Student-Teacher Show” Oct. 5-29 in Tampa. The  opening reception ceremony will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at Corridor Gallery, Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. For more information, call Shyama’s Art at (813) 843-6784.

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NITISH S. RELE

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Tampa Indo-US Chamber golf tourney Oct. 5

October 3, 2012

Good morning readers:

The 11th annual Golf Tournament organized by the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at Cheval Golf & Country Club, 4312 Cheval Blvd., Lutz, from 1 p.m. For sponsorship or more information, call Kamlesh Darji at (813) 841-9216 or visit www.indo-us.org

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NITISH S. RELE

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Tampa FIA India Night 2012 on Oct. 7

October 2, 2012

Dear readers:

FIA (Federation of Indian Associations) of Tampa Bay and Center for India Studies will present FIA India Night 2012 on Sunday, Oct. 7, at USF Marshall Center, Oval Theater and Banquet Hall, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., MSC 4100, Tampa, from 4:30 to 6 meet and greet. The dance program of Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi and Bharat Natyam styles will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by dinner banquet; $75 event contribution and $100 sponsor. All proceeds will benefit needy families and student educational scholarship fund of FIA. For information, email Madhavi Sekharam at madhaviSekharam@gmail.com, call (813) 727-9440, (813)766-0135 or visit www.fia-tampabay.com

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NITISH S. RELE

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