By NITISH S. RELE - firstname.lastname@example.org
It's time for Tampa Bay's very own indoor "mela" once again!
About 8,000 visitors from throughout the Southeast United States are expected to attend the 17th annual India Festival on Saturday, Nov. 6 at University of South Florida's Sun Dome (4202 E. Fowler Avenue in Tampa).
This month Khaasbaat introduces two new sections - one on finance and another a new forum for discussion. Get more in the upcoming events sections, youth higlights, health updates and read book reviews in this edition of Khaasbaat.
Hurricane relief funds sought
With the "rash" of major hurricanes to hit Florida in last couple of months, the sheer magnitude of property damage, loss of life and the tremendous pain and suffering caused all across Florida is simply unimaginable. The images on television cannot begin to give us the real picture of the human toll taken by hurricanes such as Ivan, Jeanne, Charley and Frances.
INDOUS Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay (FIA) have joined together to help local communities affected by the tragedy. Indian organizations in Tampa Bay are working to raise funds for the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund established by Governor Jeb Bush.
Mail your contributions (payable to INDO-US/Florida Hurricane Relief Fund) to INDOUS, P.O. Box 20232, Tampa, FL 33622.
All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.flahurricanefund.org on the Internet.
If you have any questions, call Dilip Kanji at (813) 784-6979 or Ram Ramcharran at (727) 460-2460.
By Shephali J. Rele
This section will be devoted to telling you about creative films that may not have been blockbuster hits but in case you missed it, worth a look. It will also focus on new releases this month.