Tampa and Fort Lauderdale continue with Diwali celebrations, all on Nov. 11. But the biggest event of the year in Florida will be on Nov. 4 as the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay holds its 30th annual India Festival. On the same day, Orlando will play host to “Crosscurrents,” in which tabla maestro Zakir Hussain along with other performers addresses the intersection of jazz and Indian music.
Check out our profile of serial entrepreneur Dr. Ram Ramcharran of Palm Harbor, who speaks on yet another new business, Fat Dog Spirits. And we have a review of a colorful cookbook, “Bollywood Kitchen: Home-cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films” by Sri Rao. Other must-read books we have reviewed are “The Windfall” by Diksha Basu and “The Epic City” by Kushanava Choudhury. Motoring enthusiasts will want to read our thoughts on the Infiniti QX30, Subaru BRZ, Jeep Renegade, Dodge Durango and Hyundai Sonata and Elantra.
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