Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



DEC. 4: 'MY STORY' EVENT; presented by TiE Tampa Bay; features serial entrepreneur Raj Toleti, founder and president of Coordinated Care Solutions at PatientPoint; 4 to 6 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; free for TiE members; to register, visit

DEC. 11-14: SECOND-YEAR ANNIVERSARY; Shree Raam Mandir, 7411 E. Comanche Ave., Tampa; four sessions of Ramayan Yagna from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday; officiating priest is Pandit Tillack Seerattan; for information, call Nick at (813) 334-0443 or Angela at (813) 265-3268.

DEC. 13: BENEFIT DANCE PERFORMANCE; presented by Nandalala Youth Music Group of Florida; Bharathnatyam recital by Veena Seshadri, director of Kalakendra Dance Academy; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509, Lynn Road, Tampa; free; for information, call Kala Gangadharan at (732) 485-3410 or Viji Ramanathan at (813) 787-2265.

DEC. 14 & DEC. 21: FIA YOUTH ACTIVITIES; opportunity for youths to improve presentation skills, skits, essay writing and more; email coordinators Vijayn Nair at or Sampath Narayanan at or visit

DEC. 17: 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. 18, 2015: INDIA REPUBLIC DAY EVENT; organized by Federation of Indian Association (FIA) of Tampa Bay; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, email or visit


DEC. 6: HSCF ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET; 6 p.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; RSVP required at

DEC. 7: ANNUAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT; organized by Indian American Chamber of Commerce; The Grand Cypress Tennis and Racquet Club, 1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando; 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free for IACC members; $40 for non-members; for information, email

DEC. 7: VICTORIA CRUISE; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida New Age Group; Las Vegas-style casino cruise to take off from Port Canaveral; $20 for annual paid members of group; bus will leave from HSCF community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry at 8:30 a.m.; for details, email

DEC. 10-14: FIVE-SESSION RAMAYANA YAGNA; Shree Hanuman Mandir, 3119 Lauressa Lane (aka 2563 LB McLeod Road), Orlando; discourse by Pandit Chunelall Narine; for timings and other details, call Hari P. Singh at (407) 679-2226, Sandra Persaud at (407) 351-2666 or email

DEC. 13-14: SPIRITUALITY IN AYURVEDA & YOGA; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for details, call Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla at (484) 347-6110 or email

JAN. 17, 2015: BOLLYWOOD THROUGH THE AGES; presented by Vedic Cultural Samaj of Central Florida; features songs, dances and acts from Bollywood in last 60 years; $10; doors open at 5, Soiree Event & Conference Center, 6394 Silver Star Road, Orlando; for information, call Karishma at (407) 802-8716 or visit

Magic India DayJAN. 31: “INDIA DAY”; Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) partners with Orlando Magic; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; street fest starts at 4 p.m. followed by 7 p.m. Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks game; for more information, email


DEC. 7: SATSANG; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936, Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729 or visit


DEC. 13: SOUTH FLORIDA HINDU TEMPLE (SFHT) ANNIVERSARY; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kalash Puja, followed by aarti and Prasad; cultural program on Shri Krishna and Mirabai in evening; the next day, Mirabai Murti Sthapana; SFHT, 13010 W. Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches; for information, call (954) 252-8802 or visit

Event submissions are free, e-mail information to by the 20th.

Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.

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