Archive for March, 2014

IIFA Tampa dance contest (with IIFA choreographer Shiamak Davar) announced

March 22, 2014

Dear readers:

IIFA choreographer and dance guru Shiamak Davar is getting the stars ready for their performances and giving you a chance to be a part of this experience! After wowing audiences for 10 years at various international destinations of the IIFA awards, Davar is gearing up for Tampa where he will choreograph and design performances for the biggest Bollywood stars. Davar is looking for dance enthusiasts in America who want to share the stage with their Bollywood idols through The SHIAMAK IIFA Bollywood Dance Competition.  “It’s unbelievable how popular Bollywood is today. And people recognize Bollywood with its song and dance. So here is a chance for fans to learn and share the stage with stars that till now they have only seen on the screen!” says Davar. One male and one female winner will get a chance to learn from the master and perform with The Shiamak Davar Dance Company.  This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live the Bollywood dream with an all-expense paid trip to Tampa. Davar is starting dance classes in the United States this year and winners will also receive a scholarship to his classes. Consolation winners will also get a chance to participate at IIFA 2014.  Contest results will be announced April 7. Deadline is March 31.  For official rules and how to enter, visit http://www.shiamak.com/competition/how-to-enter.html

All the best!

NITISH S. RELE

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Kevin Spacey, Vidya Balan Masterclass (acting workshop) during IIFA (Tampa) is an invite-only event

March 21, 2014

Dear readers:

Here’s an update on the IIFA Masterclass (acting workshop) at the downtown Hilton Tampa. Featuring Kevin Spacey and Vidya Balan, this is an invite-only event.
For more updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/Khaasbaat.Florida or http://www.iifa.com

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NITISH S. RELE

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‘Indian influence boosts local economy’ commentary piece in Tampa Tribune (March 16)

March 16, 2014

Dear readers:

Please check out today’s (March 16) Tampa Tribune in which Tampa USF College of Business associate dean Kaushal Chari has contributed a commentary piece “Indian influence boosts local economy.”

http://tbo.com/list/news-opinion-commentary/indian-influence-boosts-local-economy-20140316/

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NITISH S. RELE

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Fort Myers India Fest set April 12, 2014

March 16, 2014

Dear readers:

Organized by the India Association of Fort Myers, the 28th annual India Fest will be held on Saturday, April 12, at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway S. Drive, Fort Myers, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information, e-mail ranjugeorge@aol.com or visit http://www.iafortmyers.org

See you all there! And look for your April issue of Khaas Baat.

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Indian Physicians of South Florida (IPOF) to hold 9th annual free Health Fair on March 30, 2014 in Southwest Ranches

March 16, 2014

Dear readers:

The Indian Physicians of South Florida (IPOF) will hold its ninth annual free Health Fair on March 30, 2014. It will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Florida Hindu Temple, 13010 W. Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches. There will be free blood pressure checkup, glucose, cholesterol checks, and dental, vision and hearing screenings. For participation and information, call Narendra Maheshwari, MD, IPOF President, at (954) 234-6669 or email nkm077@yahoo.com

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NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa Punjabi Mela April 5, 2014

March 16, 2014

Dear readers:

Presented by the Punjabi Association, the annual Punjabi Mela will be held Saturday, April 5, at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa. Featured entertainer is bhangra singer Jassi Sidhu. Tickets are available online at http://www.punjabiassociationoftampa.com For details, e-mail punjabitampa@gmail.com

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NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather March 19, 2014

March 16, 2014

Dear readers:

Dear readers:

The India Cultural Center (ICC) Seniors Get-to-Gather will be Wednesday, March 19, 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.

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NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Tampa INDO-US chamber to hold monthly business & networking event March 19, 2014

March 16, 2014

Dear readers:

The INDO-US Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business & Networking Event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. Topic is Competing with Business Analytics: How Smart Organizations Use Data to Outperform the Competition. Speaker is Dr. Moez Limayem, dean, USF College of Business. Venue is Homeowners Choice Insurance Building (5300 W. Cypress St., Tampa). The event is free; dinner will be served and no RSVP required. For information, visit http://www.indo-us.org

Look for a copy of the March Khaas Baat publication. See you all there!

Regards,

NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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Casselberry/Orlando Hindu Temple Festival of India to be held March 29, 2014

March 16, 2014

Dear readers:

The Hindu Society of Central Florida will hold its annual Festival of India on Saturday, March 29, on temple grounds, and the cultural program in the air-conditioned community hall. Admission is free with a $5 parking fee. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at HSCF Hindu Temple, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry. To reserve a stall/booth or register for cultural programs, visit http://www.hindutempleorlando.org, then click on MyHSCF on left. For questions, call the mandir at (407) 699-5277 or Prashant Saoji at (321) 460-0800.

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NITISH S. RELE

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India Fest & Health Fair 2014 in Gainesville set March 29

March 16, 2014

Good afternoon readers:

The 15th annual India Fest & Health Fair 2014 takes place on Saturday, March 29, at Santa Fe Community College, Gymnasium (Building V), 3000 N.W. 83rd St., Gainesville. It is presented by the India Cultural & Education Center. Health fair will be 9 a.m. to noon and the festival featuring Indian food, dance, art, music, jewelry, clothing, henna, etc., will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5; kids younger than 5 years are free. For information, call (352) 275-2276, e-mail indiafestgainesville@gmail.com or visit www.icec-florida.org

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NITISH S. RELE

EDITOR/PUBLISHER

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