Archive for December, 2013

IIFA Update: International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards set for April 24-26 in Tampa

December 23, 2013

Dear readers:

OK, we have confirmation on dates for International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards in Tampa. The event is set for Thursday, April 24, to Saturday, April 26. On Thursday and Friday, there will be a IIFA Global Business Forum at Tampa Convention Center. On Thursday evening is the IIFA Rocks & Post party at the USF Sun Dome. And on Friday night, the IIFA Magic of the Movies & Technical Awards will be held at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. The main event — IIFA Awards — will be on Saturday, April 26 at Raymond James Stadium.

Look for more details in the January 2014 issue of Khaas Baat.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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India Night on Jan. 19, 2014, at Amway Center (Orlando Magic venue) in Orlando

December 12, 2013

Dear readers:

Once again, the Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) in the Orlando area is partnering with Orlando Magic for India Night at Amway Center, 400 W. Church St. The street festival begins at 4 p.m. followed by a Magic game. Tickets start at $25. For information, call Rayfield Warren of the Magic at (407) 916-2679 or e-mail rwarren@orlandomagic.com Reach IACC via its new President Tino Patel at (407) 579-5050 or visit http://www.iaccorlando.com

See you all at India Day!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa ICC Seniors Get-to-Gather will be Dec. 18, 2013

December 9, 2013

Dear readers:

The India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather will be Wednesday, Dec. 18, 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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Update on International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards announced for Tampa in 2014

December 5, 2013

Dear readers:

OK, we just want to let our readers know that there is no concrete date or venue set in stone for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards that were announced for Tampa in 2014. There is absolutely no official word from anyone. But as soon as get official word on dates/venues, we will keep you, our reader, posted as we have done for the last 10 years about events of interest to the Indian American community in Florida.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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‘Swami Vivekananda – A Universal Missionary’ play Dec. 8 in Jacksonville

December 3, 2013

Dear readers:

“Swami Vivekananda – A Universal Missionary,” an English musical play, will take the stage Sunday, Dec. 8 in Jacksonville. It is presented by Motherscry and Rasajhari at Bolles Middle School, Parker Auditorium, 2264 Bartram Road. Social hour for presentation of posters is 3 p.m. and show starts at 4 p.m., with a multinational presentation of the song “We Belong.” This is a free event; sponsors welcome. For information, call Dr. Uma Eyyunni at (904) 810-7626 or visit http://www.motherscry.net

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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813-758-1786

Hindu American Foundation (HAF) gala, luncheon Dec. 8 in Tampa

December 3, 2013

Dear readers:

The Hindu American Foundation will hold its 10-year anniversary gala, luncheon and banquet on Sunday, Dec. 8. The free event starts at noon at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa. For more information, call Nikhil Joshi at (813) 205-8069, Nainan Desai at (813) 245-8417; to RSVP, visit https://haftampa.eventbrite.com or e-mail haftampa@gmail.com

See you all there!

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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813-758-1786

Tampa Prerana’s Boutique Beauty Parlor now open (offering $5 eyebrow threading Mondays only)!

December 3, 2013

Good morning readers:

Good news for many who’ve been asking us about the beauty parlor at Prerana’s Boutique in Tampa. Well, it’s now open again and offering $5 eyebrow threading on Mondays only. However, please do call at (813) 977-6200 for hours before heading over for beauty parlor services. Prerana’s is at 1251 E. Fowler Ave. (right next to Patel Brothers!) in Tampa.

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

WWW.KHAASBAAT.COM

813-758-1786