Archive for March, 2013

Tampa Gatha Odissi Dance Recital on April 14

March 31, 2013

Dear readers:

The Gatha Odissi Dance Recital, presented by Tampa Bay Rath Yatra will be on Sunday, April 14, at the Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; The $15 per person event includes vegetarian dinner. For tickets and information, call Rashmi Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or Kiron Senapati at (813) 340-2324.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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Orlando/Casselberry temple to hold Festival of India on March 30, 2013

March 24, 2013

Dear readers:

The Hindu Society of Central Florida will hold its annual Festival of India on Saturday, March 30, on temple grounds, 1994 Lake Drive Casselberry, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On the agenda for the free event is food, clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, henna, etc. There is a nominal charge for parking. For details, call the mandir at (407) 699-5277, Promod Dubey at (407) 221 5616; for cultural show information, call Dipti Smart at (321) 695-4422.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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Patel Brothers to open stores in Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale/Miami/Sunrise area

March 18, 2013

Dear readers:

Well, Patel Brothers is on a tear. At least in Florida. No doubt about it. After opening stores in Tampa a few years ago and Orlando on OBT more than a year ago, the Chicago-based grocery chain will be opening stores in Jacksonville (on Baymeadows Road, next to Flavors restaurant) and Fort Lauderdale/Miami area soon. For information, call Rakesh at (847) 287-2577, e-mail rakesh@patelbros.com or visit http://www.patelbros.com Do let Rakesh know that you first read about the news here on our Khaasbaat.com blog.

For readers’ benefit, the Orlando Patel Bros store is at 1750 W. Sand Lake Road. Contact number is (407) 816-0070.

The Tampa store is at 1251 E. Fowler Ave., Unit F. Contact number is (813) 558-9090.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

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2013 Zakir Hussain/Shivkumar Sharma concerts set for Cutler Bay/Miami (April 4), Tampa (April 5), Lake Worth/Palm Beach (April 6), Tallahassee (April 10), Jacksonville (April 11)

March 18, 2013

Dear readers:

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and santoor legend Shivkumar Sharma will present Maestros in Concert in April 2013 all over Florida. Here’s the schedule for the revered musicians:

CUTLER BAY/MIAMI – APRIL 4: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (Mainstage), 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay; 8 p.m.; tickets start at $10; for information, call (786) 573-5300, e-mail boxoffice@smdcac.org or visit http://www.smdcac.org/

TAMPA – APRIL 5: Straz Center for the Performing Arts (Ferguson Hall), 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa; 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $20; for information, call the center at (813) 229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org

LAKE WORTH/PALM BEACH – APRIL 6: Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth; 8 p.m.; tickets start at $29; for information, call the theatre at (561) 868-3309 or visit http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/

TALLAHASSEE – APRIL 10: Ruby Diamond Concert Hall at Florida State University, Westcott Building, 502 S. Copeland St., Tallahassee; 7:30 p.m.; for ticket information, call (850) 644-6500 or visit www.sevendaysfestival.org

JACKSONVILLE – APRIL 11: Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100 Stockton St., Jacksonville; 7:30 p.m.; $25; for information, call (904) 389-6222 or visit http://www.riversidefinearts.org

Program dates/venues subject to change. Please check with local organizers.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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2013 Tampa International Curry Festival set April 20 at ICC

March 18, 2013

Dear readers:

The International Curry Festival will be held on Saturday, April 20, at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. More than $10,000 cash prizes will be awarded. There is a $5 entry fee. A day before, on April 19, a VIP event will be held at same venue; VIP event tickets are $150 per person and $250 for two. For more information, call Sadhana Ramcharran at (727) 798-4258, Rashmi Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or visit www.tbicf.com

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa Tamil association to hold 6th annual Children’s Day competitions on March 23

March 18, 2013

Dear readers:

Tampa Tamil Association of USA will hold its sixth annual Children’s Day competitions from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. There will be vocal, musical instruments, coloring/drawing, essay writing, general knowledge quiz, spelling bee and fancy dress competitions (for kindergartners through high school students). Venue is Benito Middle School, 10101 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. For information on rules, entries, call Sheila Narayanan at (813) 961-6120, Mahalakshmi Ramesh at (813) 994-3707, e-mail tamausachildrensday@yahoo.com or visit www.tamausa.org

Do encourage your children to participate.

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Swaradhana presents Indian Classical music and Natya Sangeet concert (vocalist Anand Bhate) on March 23 in Tampa

March 18, 2013

Dear readers:

Swaradhana and the Center for India Studies at USF will present an Indian Classical music and Natya Sangeet concert on March 23 in Tampa. Performers are vocalist Anand Bhate, who will be accompanied by Suyog Kundalkar on harmonium and Bharat Kamat on tabla. The concert will be at College of Public Health Auditorium, University of South Florida. 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsorship is $125 (includes four guests and tea/coffee, reserved seating); concert ticket (includes tea/coffee) is $25 until March 20; and $35 after March 20; concert is free for children ages 16 and younger and for USF students with valid ID, must request ticket in advance. To purchase tickets, visit www.swaradhana.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa INDO-US chamber quarterly mixer, networking event on March 20

March 18, 2013

Dear readers:

The INDO-US Chamber of Commerce in Tampa will hold its free quarterly mixer and networking event on March 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Oxford Exchange, 420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. No RSVP is required. For information, visit www.indo-us.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Asian Trade Fair and Cultural Show on March 23-24 in West Palm Beach

March 18, 2013

Dear readers:

The Asian Trade Fair and Cultural Show will be held on March 23-24. It is presented by Bangladesh Association of Florida from noon to 10 p.m. at South Florida Fairgrounds (Expo Center), 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. For information, call (561) 876-2255, (561) 985-3162 or visit www.asianfair.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Jacksonville Hindu temple Ganesh Mandir Sthapana 6th anniversary on March 22-24

March 18, 2013

Dear readers:

The sixth anniversary of the Ganesh Mandir Sthapana will be on March 22-24 at Hindu Society of North East Florida temple, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville. For information, call the mandir at (904) 268-7630 or visit http://www.hsnef.org/

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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