Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida




SEPT. 8-9: RAAS-RANG BY BHOOMI TRIVEDI; Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall), 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa; $35 per person; for information, call Vrund Vyas at (416) 438-1069; for sponsorship/vendors, call Mina CJ Patel at (813) 842-1647.

SEPT. 9: TAMPA BAY INDIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL; organized by Shruti School of Music; vocal duet by Ritesh Rajnish Mishra, Jayanthi Kumaresh on Saraswati veena, and others; 4:30 to 8 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida auditorium, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call (813) 966-3493or visit

SEPT. 9: JANMASHTAMI CELEBRATIONS; organized by ISKCON Tampa; Freedom High School, 17410 Commerce Park Blvd., Tampa; 4 to 8 p.m.; free; for information, call Subala Das at (813) 523-5458 or visit

SEPT. 10: AKSHAYA PATRA WEST FLORIDA GALA; 5:30 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Dr. Snehal Parikh at (941) 518-6298 or visit

SEPT. 12: HANUMAN CHALISA; second Tuesday of month; Vishnu Mandir Tampa, 5803 Lynn Road; 7 to 9 p.m.; for information, call Deo Gajadhar at (813) 817-9714.

SEPT. 20: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; only for 65 years and older; 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.

SEPT. 23: “HINDU WHODUNNIT? MYSTERY GAME AND 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION”; Hindu American Foundation’s annual gala; 6 to 9:30 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, visit

OCT 1-7: SHRI RAM KATHA BHAKTI GYAN YAGNA; presented by Friends of India Tampa Bay; in Gujarati by Triple Acharya Shri Rameshbhai Mehta; Hindu Temple of Florida auditorium, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., Monday-Friday: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; for information and sponsorships, call Himatlal Parekh at (813) 922-8090, Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747; also, see ad on page XX.

NOV. 19: DIWALI FESTIVAL CELEBRATION; organized by Strategic Community Alliance; Citizens’ Circle, downtown Ocala; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; free; Indian dance, music, fashion show, saree experience, trivia quiz; arts and crafts, food vendors; for details, visit

SEPT. 10: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP MEETING; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; Grandparents Day celebrations with cultural program, pizza, icecream, soft drinks; essay and drawing competitions will be held; 12:30 to 3 p.m.; free with prior RSVP to [email protected]

SEPT. 16: 6th ANNUAL SUR AUR TAAL; presented by Asian Cultural Association; special guest performance by Sudeshna Maulik and Ely Cardenal; 5 p.m.; Trinity Prep School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park; $25; for information, call (407) 333-3667.

SEPT. 30: MIKA SINGH LIVE IN CONCERT; presented by Krish Patel; Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando; 8 p.m.; for tickets, information, call Krish Patel at (407) 454-3334 or visit

OCT. 7-9: “BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: 29th ANNUAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL”; presented by Enzian and Asian Cultural Association; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; for details, visit, or call (407) 333-3667.


SEPT. 8: VEENA CONCERT; performance by veena artist Jayanthi Kumaresh; presented by RAAGA; 7 p.m.; Rush Auditorium, J 103, FSW, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers; free, donations welcome; etickets available at

SEPT. 23: BOLLYWOOD NIGHT; presented by India Association of Naples; Seminole Casino Hotel, Immokalee; 7 to 10 p.m.; fundraiser; Bollywood dancers from Orlando will perform a fusion of classical/folk dances; DJ Philip; for information, email [email protected]


presented by Association of Performing Arts of India; Hindustani classical singer Dhananjay Hegde will be accompanied by Pranav Gurav on tabla and Dnyaneshwar Sonawane on harmonium; Palace Indian restaurant, 11422 W. State Road 84, Davie; $50 per person includes dinner; purchase tickets at




Event submissions are free, e-mail information to [email protected] by the 20th. Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.


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