Archive for July, 2013

Doing business with the Hispanic community speaker event July 25 in Orlando

July 21, 2013

Dear readers:

“Doing business with the Hispanic community,” a speaker event organized by the Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida will be held on Thursday, July 25. Speakers are Hector Bauza and Wilson Camelo of Bauza & Associates. The event will be at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Orlando International Drive Convention Center, 8214 Universal Blvd., Orlando. Cost is $20 for guests; free for chamber members; RSVP to info@iaccorlando.com or visit www.iaccorlando.com 

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Pehchaan to hold Domestic Violence Workshop on July 28 in Tampa

July 21, 2013

Dear readers:

Presented by Pehchaan, a Domestic Violence workshop by Nikki Daniels, executive director of Family Justice Center, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. with registration at 1:30 at Carrolwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. Admission is free; tea/coffee will be provided. RSVP to pehchaantampabay@yahoo.com or call Manjusha Naik at (813) 842-8563, Sapna Dembla at (813) 265-3225 or visit www.pehchaantampabay.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather July 17

July 15, 2013

Dear readers:

The India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather will be Wednesday, July 17, at ICC, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the agenda is 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

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Tampa INDO-US Chamber monthly Business & Networking Event set July 17

July 15, 2013

Dear readers:

The INDO-US Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business & Networking Event on Wednesday, July 17. The free event will be at Homeowners Choice Insurance Building, 5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Speaker Henry Gonzalez III, president of Platinum Bank, Tampa Bay Region, will discuss “Why is community involvement important and how can it help you in your career? Dinner will be served; no RSVP required. For information, visit www.indo-us.org

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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813-758-1786

RIP Sher Khan (Pransaab)

July 13, 2013

Dear readers:

It’s a sad day for Indian cinema with the passing of the multi-talented Pran whose numerous roles in over 350 films will be etched in our minds forever, especially as Sher Khan in Prakash Mehra’s iconic “Zanjeer.” RIP Pransaab, you will be missed.

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Dada Bhagwan’s Gurupurnima July 18-23 in Jacksonville

July 13, 2013

Dear readers:

Dada Bhagwan’s Gurupurnima will be held from July 18-23 in Jacksonville. It is being presented by Dada Bhagwan Pariwar (family) of Southeast U.S.A. in the presence of Pujya Deepakbhai Desai at Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel, 225 E. Coastline Drive, Jacksonville. There will be real-time translations from Gujarati to English. Daily program will be from 9:30 a.m. till 7:30 pm. There is no cost to attend the event; all meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided free. For program details, visit usevents.dadabhagwan.org; for more information, call (877) 505-DADA (3232), Ext. 10, or e-mail gp@us.dadabhagwan.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Come June 2014, all roads will lead to Tampa for International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards

July 8, 2013

Good evening readers:

We attended a press conference regarding the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards, which will be held in Tampa Bay in June 2014. Organizers are expecting more than 40,000 people to attend the weekend festivities related to the event next year. They pitted the event between the RNC Convention and the Super Bowl, both of which Tampa has hosted with huge success. Also, it appears the Tampa Bay Times Forum (previously known as the Ice Palace) will be the venue for the awards ceremony. Also, the Florida State Fairgrounds and Raymond James Stadium will see some IIFA action like never before. We at Khaas Baat, which has catered to the Indian American community in Florida for the last nine years, will be covering the entire show several months before it starts.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Discourse on Shrimad Bhagvat Katha July 14-20 at Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple in Orlando

July 7, 2013

Dear readers:

A Discourse on Shrimad Bhagvat Katha will be held from July 14-20 at  Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple in Orlando. The priest/lecturer is Acharya Shri “Balshuk” Gopeshji Maharaj. The venue is Maa Durga Sri Sai Baba Temple, 11414 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando. Timing is 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, call (407) 574-8044, e-mail maadssbtemple@gmail.com or visit www.durgasaitemple.org

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Inaugural Manasota (Sarasota/Bradenton area) India Festival set Aug. 10

July 7, 2013

Dear readers:

The first-ever Manasota (Sarasota/Bradenton area) India Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10. It has been organized by the Gujarati Association of Manasota and Indian American Association of Manatee and Sarasota. Venue is Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto and timing is noon to 8 p.m. The $2 per person (ages 5 and over) tickets are available at India Bazaar, 5112 14th St. W., Bradenton. On the agenda are food, cultural activities, dance program. Interested vendors can call Bhumin Patel at (941) 773-4460; for information, call festival Chairman Dr. Snehal Parikh at (941) 518-6298 or Anish Patel at (941) 962-9812.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa Bay Rath Yatra July 14

July 7, 2013

The Tampa Bay Rath Yatra will be held on Sunday, July 14, at Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa. It begins at 10 a.m. For sponsorship and aarti puja or more information, call Satish K. Sharma at (813) 877-2192, Rashmi Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172 or Kiron Senapati at (813) 340-2324, e-mail tampabayrathyatra@yahoogroups.com or visit http://www.tampabayrathyatra.org

See you all there!

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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813-758-1786