Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



DEC. 8: HAF 10th ANNIVERSARY GALA, LUNCHEON AND CULTURAL PROGRAM; organized by Hindu American Foundation; free; starts at noon; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for more information, call Nikhil Joshi at (813) 205-8069, Nainan Desai at (813) 245-8417; to RSVP, visit or e-mail

DEC. 8: MUSICAL CONCERT; presented by Swaradhana and Center for India Studies; Sandip Bhatacharjee will be accompanied by Shankhachur Lahiri on tabla and Manohar Apte on harmonium; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; 17215 Broadoak Drive, Tampa (community name: Lancaster; gate code, press # then 9161); $25 per person or $125 group of four till Dec. 5; thereafter, $35 per person; to buy tickets and see details, visit

DEC. 18: 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.

JAN. 4, 2014: SITAR RECITAL; Rajib Karmakar to perform; presented by Shruti A.I.M. (Association of International Music); time, venue to be announced; for information, call (813) 549-9288 or visit


DEC. 8: TRIP TO AMRIT YOGASHRAM, SILVER SPRINGS AND HAVELI, OCALA; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Central Florida Seniors’ Committee; bus to leave from Patel Brothers (1750 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando) at 8:30 a.m. and return to same venue at 7:30 p.m.; $25 per person; for information, call I.C. Bhavsar at (407) 948-1058 or Yogendra at (407) 504-6031.

DEC. 21-24: “YOGA BEYOND BODY;” retreat organized by Swami Vivekananda College of Yoga Science and Philosophy-Hindu University of America; Camp Ithiel, 2037 Hempel Ave., Gotha; $250 for retreat includes accommodation and food; for information, call (407) 275-0013 or visit

DEC. 31: 2014 NEW YEAR EVE ELEBRATIONS; presented by Manoranjan The Radio Show; from 8 p.m. with Manoranjan’s karaoke and stand-up comics; $55 per person in advance or $70 at door; includes appetizers and dinner catered by Bombay Grill and two drinks per ticket, then full bar; Ramada Grand Hotel, 3155 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando (at Interstate 4, exit 79); for information, call (407) 260-0567 or e-mail

JAN. 17-19, 2014: JAIN VISHWA BHARATI ORLANDO 18TH ANNUAL FAMILY CAMP; $275 per family costs cover program participation, accommodation and meals; Howard Johnson Plaza, Orlando North, 230 W. State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; for information, call Jain Vishwa Bharati at (407) 852-8694, Devang Chitalia at (352) 394-2625, e-mail or visit

JAN. 19, 2014: “INDIA DAY”; Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) partners with Orlando Magic; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; 6 p.m.; tickets start at $25; for information, call Rayfield Warren of the Magic at (407) 916-2679 or e-mail


DEC. 1 AND DEC. 15: SATSANG; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; 3 p.m.; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936 or Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729.


DEC. 8: “Swami Vivekananda – A Universal Missionary;” musical play in English presented by Motherscry and Rasajhari; Bolles Middle School, Parker Auditorium, 2264 Bartram Road; social hour for presentation of posters is 3 p.m. and show starts at 4 p.m., with a multinational presentation of the song "We Belong;" free; sponsors welcome; for information, call Dr. Uma Eyyunni at (904) 810-7626 or visit


JAN. 4, 2014: “I LOVE GITA” SHRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA CHANTING COMPETITION; 2 to 6 p.m.; Wellington Shores Clubhouse, 4090 Wellington Shores Drive, Wellington; register online at, call (561) 488-9652 or email

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