MAY 2014
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



MAY 10: FIRST ANNUAL BAZAAR/FAMILY DAY; organized by Shree Raam Mandir, 711 E. Comanche Ave., Tampa; 2 to 8 p.m.; food available for purchase; games, raffle; for information, call Nick at (813) 334-0443 or Angela at (813) 265-2638.

MAY 10: “THE INNER DIMENSION OF YOGA;” workshop by Yogi Amrit Desai; presented by the Hindu Temple of Florida; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; temple, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; donation $50 for temple devotees; for information, call (813) 962-6890, email or visit

MAY 11: MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; Lake Park, 17302 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; music, snacks and lunch; non-member adults $15 and non-member seniors $10; for more information, call Jyoti Gandhi at (727) 534-3767.

MAY 17: FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Florida community hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call (813) 962-6890 or visit

MAY 17: VOCAL CONCERT; organized by Swaralaya; Sri Surya Prakash will be accompanied by Sri H.N. Bhaskar on violin and Sri Vijay Ganesh on mridangam; 2 p.m.; Vishnu Mandir, 5803 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Anu Durai at (727) 743-1648.

MAY 21: ICC SENIORS GET-TO-GATHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 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.

MAY 21: BUSINESS SOCIAL & NETWORKING EVENT; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; Tampa Club, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., #4200, Tampa (42nd floor of Bank of America building in downtown); 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; free; no RSVP required; for information, visit

MAY 31: “KARTHIK MUSIC EXPERIENCE;” presented by Thaiya Thaiya; Strawberry Crest High School Auditorium, 4691 Gallagher Road, Dover; 6 p.m.; tickets priced at $25, $50, $100 and $250 available at; for information, call Lata Kumar at (813) 679-7298.

JUNE 1: GOLF OUTING AND GUJARAT GAURAV DIN; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; golf outing put on by GSTB Young Professionals at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club, North Course, 36750 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor; shotgun at 8 a.m.; for information, call Ketan Patel at (813) 787-5520; celebration of Gujarat from 5 p.m. onward at India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; non-member adults $15 and non-member seniors $10; for more information, call Jyoti Gandhi at (727) 534-3767.

JUNE 9-13: “THE GREAT INDIAN & AMERICAN CAREERS”; Gujarati summer day camp; ages 5 to 14; $170 first child, $155 for sibling; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, 12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa; for information, call Bijal Patel at (813) 495-5074 or Hina Patel Nana at (813) 966-4969.

JUNE 18: BUSINESS & NETWORKING EVENT; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; speaker to be announced; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Tampa International Airport; free; dinner will be served and no RSVP required; for information, visit


MAY 4: MAHAMAHOTSAV; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; 3 p.m.; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936, Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729 or visit


MAY 4: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP PIC-NICK; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida (HSCF) New Age Group; Red Bug Lake park, 3600 Red Bug Lake Road, Casselberry; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; games such as bingo, playing cards, chess and antakshri will be played; chole bhatura to be cooked on-site; for information, e-mail

MAY 10: ANNAMACHARYA SANKEERTANOTSAVAM; organized by Telugu Association of Greater Orlando and Hindu society of Central Florida; a tribute to the saint composer; Hindu Society of Central Florida auditorium, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 3 p.m.; for information, visit, call (407) 699-5277 or e-mail


MAY 10: CLASSICAL INDIAN CONCERT; Rajeev Taranath on sarod and Aditya Banerjee on tabla; 8 p.m.; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N Mills Ave.; tickets start at $19.99 and available at

MAY 11: MOTHER’S DAY DURGA MA POOJA; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 10:30 a.m.; for information, visit, call (407) 699-5277 or e-mail

MAY 22: “FUNNY BUSINESS;” comedian Anish Shah; presented by Indian American Chamber of Commerce; 6 p.m.; Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel, 5445 Forbes Place, Orlando; $10 for IACC members, member guest is $25 and non-members are $50; banquet dinner and complimentary self-parking; for information, visit

MAY 23-25: JETUSA (JEEYAR EDUCATOINAL TRUST) FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION; Hilton Orlando Resort, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando; to register and for more details, visit

JUNE 6: “KLOSE TO MY SOUL;” Sonu Nigam in concert; presented by Krish Patel and Satya Shaw; 7:30 p.m.; Orange County Convention Center, Linda Chaplin Theater, 9800 International Drive, Orlando; tickets start at $49; purchase tickets at; for information, call (407) 454-3334 or (813) 842-0345.


MAY 11: MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC; organized by Indian Association of the Space Coast; Kiwanis Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island; 2 to 6 p.m.; for information, call (321) 302-1870, e-mail or visit


MAY 11: UDIT NARAYAN-ALKA YAGNIK CONCERT; Lazzara Performance Hall, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville; 6 p.m.; for tickets, which start at $42, call (407) 308-5595.


MAY 10: CHINMAYA BALA VIHAR GALA; organized by Chinmaya Mission Miami; Doubletree Hotel by Hilton (Royal Poinciana Ballroom) at Miami airport; 5 to 9 p.m.; RSVP with payment of $30 adult, $25 child; visit

MAY 10: RABINDRA JAYANTI; birth anniversary of poet Rabindranath Tagore organized by Bengali Association of South Florida; 2:30 p.m.; Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, Coral Springs; for information, visit

MAY 17: VAISAKHI 2014; presented by Greater Punjab Cultural Society; 7 p.m.; Coral Springs High School, 7201 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs; bhangra competition, teens gidha, Bollywood dance and fancy dress show; tickets start at $20; for information, call Baljeet Mann at (954) 856-3421, Asha Gupta at (954) 234-5674 or email

MAY 18: “YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE;” free talk by writer, orator and spiritual leader Dada J.P. Vaswani; 6 to 7:15 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 S.E. Second Ave.; for information, call Meena at (305) 332-0968, Jyoti at (305) 801-7890, email or visit

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