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SEPTEMBER 8: MEDITATION CLASS, an introduction to a course on the Sahaj Marg (natural path) method of meditation, cultivating inner silence and a balanced life, 7 to 8 p.m., Cooper Hall room no. 203 at USF; (813) 300-2103 or email,

SEPTEMBER 10-11: ARTS OF INDIA FESTIVAL, on Friday, "Sa Re Ga Ma" and Antakadi competition; next day, exhibition showcasing rangoli, henna, hairstyles, painting, cooking, fashions; 6 p.m. to midnight on both days, India Cultural Center; (813) 926-1143 or (813) 933-1784;

SEPTEMBER 12: HINDU TEMPLE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, singer Vasundhara Das in concert with Arya Band of Bangalore; 6:30 to 10 p.m., Sickles High School (Gunn Highway); donation of $25 (USF student with I.D.), $35, $50, $100; call (813) 977-6695 or (813) 931-7442.

SEPTEMBER 19: "DILEMMA OF THE INDIAN DIASPORA," a free psycho-educational workshop for immigrants of Indian origin, presented by Sushama Kirtikar, a licensed mental health counselor and national certified counselor; sponsored by Hindu Temple of Florida and Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 1 to 4 p.m., Hindu Temple of Florida; for registration and more information, call (813) 264-7114 or (727) 586-0636.

SEPTEMBER 23-25: "FLORIDA'S GLOBAL FRONTIERS: IMPACT OF TRADE LIBERALIZATION" CONFERENCE, keynote speaker Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University professor, to address "Trade in the World of Globalization" on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.; also, USF Provost Renu Khator will lead a session on "The Impact of Globalization on Florida's Environment" on Sept. 24; presented by Conferences and Institutes, Continuing Education, USF; for registration fees and information, call (813) 974-5731 or e-mail

SEPTEMBER 25: GANESH UTSAV, organized by Maayboli-Melava-Tampa-Bay, 4 to 10 p.m. with a Marathi lok sangeet program, "Mai Marathi," by Kiran Joglekar, Hindu Temple, $10 per member, $20 per non-member, free for children; call (813) 948-9045;

SEPTEMBER 25: VOCAL CONCERT by Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, accompanied by Samar Saha on tabla and Jyoti Goho on harmonium, 7:30 p.m., Cooper Hall Auditorium, USF; (813) 265-0350 or e-mail

SEPTEMBER 26: GRANDPARENTS DAY, presented by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay, play by local artists, music and dinner, $3 entry fee (free for children under 5 years of age); for more information, call Anil Amlani at (813) 969-0274;


SEPTEMBER 12: TEMPTATION 2004, Bollywood concert featuring Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Ramphal, Priyanka Chopra; scripted and directed by Morani and Soorma; 7 p.m., Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park; $27, $42, $62, $82, $102, $127, $152 tickets are available through Ticketmaster at (407) 839-3900 or call Aslam Khan at (407) 509-7635; for more information, check out

SEPTEMBER 25: BOOGIE WOOGIE CHALO AMERICA FINALS (Florida), chief guest is Rajiv Kumar, director of "Agar Tum Na Hote," "Beti No. 1;" Cypress Creek High School; (407) 312-4166, e-mail or click on on the Internet.

CLASSES VIDYALAYA AT HINDU TEMPLE OF FLORIDA: Every Sunday except on public holiday for first-graders to 12th grade; 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.; subjects include mathematics and English; $25 registration fee per academic year, $125 per fall or winter term; Hindu Temple is at 5509 Lynn Road in Tampa; for more information on Vidyalaya, call Manish Kharod at (813) 963-0616 or Ravi Narayanan at (813) 961-6120.

Hindu Temple of Florida: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624; (813) 962-6890

Vishnu Mandir: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday only, discourse by Pandit Vishnu Sharma; 5303 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624; (813) 654-2551

Sanatan Mandir: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 311 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602; (813) 221-4482

Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area Mosque: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 7326 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33601; Tel: (813) 628-0007

Gurudwara: 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. daily; 15302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592; (813) 986-6205.

Send information on upcoming events to Nitish S. Rele, Khaas Baat, 18313 Cypress Stand Circle, Tampa, FL 33647
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