Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



AUG. 9: HANUMAN CHALISA; second Tuesday of month; Vishnu Mandir Tampa, 5803 Lynn Road; 7 to 9 p.m.; for information, call Deo Gajadhar at (813) 817-9724.

AUG. 13: YATRA; festival of Bharatanatyam/folk dances; presented by Rudram Dance Co.; USF School of Dance (Theater 1), 3839 USF Holly Drive, Tampa; 5 p.m.; for tickets and other information, email

AUG. 13: ZOOM WEBINAR ON COLLEGE READINESS; presented by PEHCHAAN; 3 to 5 p.m.; panel discussion with college students about expectations and challenges of college life; professional counselor will guide and help understand situations students often face in college; topics include peer pressure, changing majors, isolation, etc.; link is:; RSVP at (813) 720-7115 or email

AUG. 17: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no age restriction; for information, text email address along with your name to Bhikhu Nayi at (631) 560-2718 to receive details about seniors gathering every month; or call Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540.

AUG. 19: JAVED ALI IN CONCERT; Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater; 8 p.m.; tickets start at $39; visit

AUG. 21: JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATIONS; organized by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON); Hindu Temple of Florida (hall on first floor), 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 3 to 8 p.m.; kirtan, kids contest, Shri Krishna katha, etc.; free but registration required; visit or call (813) 523-5458.

AUG. 27: ONAM CELEBRATIONS; organized by Malayalee Association of Central Florida/Tampa (MACF); 11:30 a.m.; Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Community Center, 2620 Washington Road, Valrico; for information, call (813) 838-5462 or email


AUG. 7: “Baira ono Bahubali;” Gujarati play presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; 6 p.m.; Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; for tickets and more information, visit

AUG. 8-12: “VIBHISHANA GEETA – WIN THE MIND, WIN THE WORLD;” Swami Swaroopananda will speak; Kaivalya Hall, 1221 Chinmaya Way, Casselberry; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 963-6301 or visit





AUG. 14: AN AFTERNOON OF INDIAN MUSIC; presented by Asian Cultural Association; Pandit Milind Raikar on violin accompanied by Rajesh Bhandari on tabla; Park Square Homes, 5200 Vineland Road, Orlando; 4 p.m.; $25; for information, call (407) 333-3667.




AUG. 19: GUJARATI COMEDY SHOW; standup comedian Dr. Jagdish Trivedi; presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, 251 N. Klondike Ave., Orlando; 6 p.m.; free for society members; for information, call (609) 576-3312.

AUG. 20: JAVED ALI IN CONCERT; presented by Krish Patel; Olympia High School Performing Arts Center, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; tickets start at $50; for information, call Krish at (407) 454-3334 or visit




AUG. 7: “Baira ono Bahubali;” Gujarati play presented by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; 6 p.m.; Olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando; for tickets and more information, visit


AUG. 11-14: HINDU TEMPLE OF TALLAHASSEE - GRAND OPENING; Hindu Temple of Tallahassee (HTT), 2526 Chaires Cross Road; for information, visit or email


AUG. 28: Rakshabandhan/Bowling Party; Sparez Bowling, 5325 S. University Drive, Davie; 3 to 5:30 p.m.; for information, call (954) 543-1539 or visit

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